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what type lube??

Discussion in 'Maverick 88 Pump Action' started by boomer92266, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Forum Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Rotating pieces get oil.

    Gliding parts get grease.

    I rarely do anything to a barrel bore except for an occasional cleaning. Usually the only bore cleaner I use is Ed's Red and then leave it..

    It might "sound" like a lot of chit but all of it comes very cheap and comes in great big containers so I have a lifetime supply making all of that chit really inexpensive.
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  2. Barhrobeman

    Barhrobeman .270 WIN

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    If the barrel isn’t chrome lined or anything do you work about surface rust in the bore, or does Ed’s have some sort of deterrent?
  3. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Forum Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    Kerosene, Automatic Transmission Fluid, Mineral Spirits
  4. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    I just started using Lucas heavy weight full synthetic for sliding parts. Grease keeps gathering too much crap. It’s on a trial basis for now.
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  5. nitesite

    nitesite Sheepdog Forum Moderator "Philanthropist"

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    That sounds like a very good thing to try. I love thick oil for gun actions.
  6. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    I don’t know if you’re familiar with the Lucas heavy weight oil stabilizer, but the synthetic seems a little thinner than the pure petroleum.

    I had been using grease but my carry gun especially collects so much gunk which I guess is normal but it gets old. Trying something new for a little while.
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  7. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    The Lucas heavy duty synthetic has been doing well even carrying all day and with range use.

    My son in law just brought me some of the actual Lucas gun oil. I’m gonna try that for awhile. It’s not as thick as the Lucas stabilizer but it seems to stay in place. It’s very slick, like silk. It comes in a small bottle with a fine, almost needle like, metal applicator. It doesn’t come out easy at all and I get the impression it’s not supposed to take much. I have no idea.

    I’m gonna run it a little tomorrow.
  8. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    I saw some of that on the checkout counter at O'reillys a while back.
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  9. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    Oreillys is where he found it! :) we’ve looked all around here from gun stores to hardware and auto parts stores. Haven’t seen it. He was up the road a ways and stopped in oreillys for something and saw it so he got some for me. It’s on the expensive side for me at $6 for an ounce. The quart of heavy weight stabilizer at $13 is a better buy.
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  10. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    seems like a good young man.
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  11. Rossignol

    Rossignol The Original Sheriff Staff Member Global Moderator Sponsor Forum Moderator

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    Just ran my Kimber with the Lucas gun oil.

    It looks like a little goes a long way. Everything is slick and everything wiped down real easy without having to actually use a cleaner first. I don’t like cleaning guns. At all. But since this is my carry gun, I’ve been shooting it more than anything else, and I’ve been cleaning it every time I use it. If I can wipe it down and reapply some lube, I’m down for that.

    I haven’t carried with the Lucas gun oil yet. I only just applied it for the first time last night. So I can’t speak to any long term value or benefit. I’ll see how it does in comparison to the heavier stuff I’ve used and see if it holds as much crap as grease and check back in.
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  12. Djcala

    Djcala .30-06 Supporter

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    Lubricating im still Slp 2000. Just works for me.
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