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    Bolt Action Gun Lubricant

    I wanted to know what kind of Gun Lubricant. I should use for my bolt and i have been looking at Gun Butter, wilson combat ultima-lube, and tetra gun lubricant. I have right now butch's gun oil but that does not seem to be a gun lubricant. I'm really just trying to make the bolt really smooth to move.

    So this is going to be for a bolt action. I was wondering if a grease is better than a lubricant. I'm not sure which will make my bolt more smooth its going to be used on a anschutz 1913

    So Thanks for all your help
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    I would try KG-4. Grease may attract more dust?

    JMO

    Jarror

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    I have been doing what my benchrest school coach taught me - simply spray the entire bolt with Ballistol. Apply a dab of grease to each bolt lug.

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    Smile Chuck ...

    Quote Originally Posted by chuck3721 View Post
    I wanted to know what kind of gun lubricant I should use for my bolt.
    I use the same stuff that was smeared on my BAT bolts when received. Here's the link: http://www.jetlube.com/jetlube/produ...?productId=715. The image is below.
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    See that it is a Anschutz, use 3 in 1 oil on the bolt for easy of operation and by a tube of Lithium High pressure grease at walmart for putting on the back of the lug(s).

    Hovis

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    Ok so i'm still lost with which lube is the slickest and smoothest lube and thanks for your help

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    I doubt there is any "best" lube fir any application. Using a lube is not going to turn an action into a slick piece of machinery on it's own, it takes other work. Definitely use a good lube on the lugs, and if you wish a light lube on the bolt body.

    Keep in mind, lubes attract dust and debris. Use very sparingly and clean often.

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    gun grease

    i recently attended 1,000 yard shooting school. their recommendation for "gun grease" is "www.boretech.com", "extreme grease". it comes in a syringe that makes application easier.

    additionally, they recommended, from above, "eliminator bore cleaner" that eliminates both
    copper and lead.

    as far as i know, the school has no relationship to this manufacturer.

    hope this is helpful.
    hannibal

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    Smile

    Quote Originally Posted by hannibal View Post
    ... additionally, they recommended, from above, "eliminator bore cleaner" that eliminates both
    copper and lead.
    And how about the hardest of all to remove ... carbon build up?

    Most forget about that.

    I've found either JB Bore Cleaning Compound or IOSSO Bore Cleaner to be the best for getting rid of the carbon.

    Personally I prefer JB because I've always found it easier to remove, once applied.
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    Abintx,
    While at the Cactus this year I loaded next to Truman Wilson and he was using thi light green stuff ,and I asked what it was. He said it was for carbon removal and I gave it a try, I followed his instructions 1 wet patch let it soak for 2-3 minutes and then push a couple of patches through till you get a clean one! The stuff was Slip 2000 Carbon Killer and I have to say it was effective and certainly much easier than using JB which I have used for many years. I bought 16oz. bottle from Bruno's and have been using it since,with great results.

    Gary

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    I use hard bullet lube. I warm the action and bolt in boiling water and smear it on. Once the action is cooled, I rub away the stuff that remains on the surface leaving only the stuff in the pores of the metal. Works ok for me.

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    Bolt Lube:

    I have found over the years that most of the greases I have tried simply scraped off the bolt lugs. Last year I tried STP and it does stay there. It will attract dirt though. Last winter I went shopping for grease for something else and bought a tube of Lucas Red synthetic "Wonder Grease". I tried it on my bolt lugs this spring and interestingly enough it does stick to the lugs.

    So, I have been alternating lately between the STP and the Wonder Grease. The Jury is still out on this one though.

    I think it was Dave Dorman who sold a light oil for bolts which he called Bolt Magic I think. I tried some once but don't recall anything extrodinary happening. I also tried something similar last winter in Florida and have not been able to find any of it anywhere. That fellow told me I could find it in Auto Parts Stores but I have yet to find any. It did seem to slick the bolt up some.

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    Bolt Magic is great. Where can we buy it now? Tru_KoteBolt Lube "Purple Passion" as well as "MONTANA X-TEAME" Gun Grease are great for the luggs. I also like Tetra Gun Grease on the cocking piece.

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    I use CLP by Break Free on the bolt body, it has teflon in it so dont over do it. I drop a dab between my thumb & index finger then rub my fingers back and forth on the bolt so its on there but its not dripping wet. Do that for a while and you will have one of the slickest actions out there. (Keep it out of the bore & trigger.)
    As far as the lugs go, I'm still using high pressure John Deere tractor grease on mine, its called Polyurea, it stinks like hell but it stays where you put it and its cheap too.

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    Poly......(many) Urea...............(compound excreted in urine)...........?????

    Do they get this downwind of a dairy barn, Jay???

    Seriously, have you noticed any tendency to rusting at all? How long do you leave it on? Or, do you put it on before shooting, then clean it off when done??

    Does it act like "Miracle Grow" in the safe, and your .22RFs grow into '06s if you leave them there long enough........??

    Come on, I'm sorry.....but that was too good to leave alone too long.

    Seriously again, what else does it contain, I mean from the name I wouldn't think it would lubricate all that well??

    I guess if any company was going to come out with something like that it would be a farm-related enterprise, though. Surprising name.

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