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Old 05-24-2001, 02:26 PM   #1
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I have heard that using a heavier grease for stainless steel guns is better than regular gun oil. What are everyone's thoughts? I have a SA in stainless. I usual use Break-Free. Now I'm considering using white grease from a syringe (can't remember the name of the stuff). What do you think is better?
 
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Old 05-24-2001, 07:10 PM   #2
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Kimber recommends a good oil that contains Teflon like Rem Oil, Breakfree, et al, on stainless. They recommended against grease. I used Tetra Grease on my Stainless Target prior to asking and it turned into a paste after about 100 rounds, causing malfunctions. Kimber recommended to apply any grease used extremely sparingly and with the tip of a toothpick. I learned my lesson and will go back to using Rem Oil exclusively. Sounds like you are already doing the right thing. I learned the hard way again that if it ain't broke, don't fix it!

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Old 05-25-2001, 10:41 AM   #3
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TBob,
I have some insight on the tetra lube if I can offer my advice.
Tetra is a lubricant, but not in the traditional manner, I apply it liberally then coninue to wipe the surface with my tetra rag like a polish. After a few miunutes the tetra grease/oil will seem to have disappeared, it has not been wiped off or worn out it has bonded to the surface (not very deeply), I reapply and polish again, the surface color of the metal will change slightly, now the surface is lubricated and protected. This process works exceptionally well on gun barrels. I have noticed increased accuracy and velocity. (10 -15 fps). When I am in the jungle the combination of tetra and sentry clothes has kept my pistols functional.
 
Old 05-25-2001, 12:29 PM   #4
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There are many...In the interim('til you're happy) May I suggest the RIG or Brownells' +P Stainless Steel_Lube...:wink:




Good Luck...:wink:
 
Old 05-25-2001, 07:22 PM   #5
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David,

Thank you for your insight. I've done that by default now on both my pistols, but only on the slide rails and barrel lugs. I can still feel the grease residue on those surfaces after wiping it clean. I'll see how they perform tomorrow. How long does the coating last?

About lubing the barrel, though. Leaving oil in the barrel decreases accuracy. Why would grease residue do the opposite?

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Old 05-25-2001, 09:31 PM   #6
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Tbob,
The trick is to wipe the surface down so that it feels clean, as to the barrels you DO NOT want to leave grease or oil in them.
I should have explained further that I run several plain/clean patches down the barrel. I'm over simplifying as I'm short on time but the Tetra works by bonding with and penetrating into the surface, it temporarily creates a smoother surface at a microscopic level. On my stainless guns I clean and retreat them after each day at the range, so it typically lasts for 500 to 1,000 rounds. When I'm carrying and hopefully not shooting, I wipe them down once per day.
I do know from first hand experience that Rem Oil is the only gun lube that will work when the outside tempature is below -30.F.
The last thing you expect to worry about is a "frozen" gun but most of your common gun lubes/grease will freeze solid in Artic Weather.

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Old 05-25-2001, 11:26 PM   #7
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David,

Thanks again for your insight and experience. I understand the concept and the caveat. Interesting about Rem Oil. I started using it a couple of years ago on my shotgun and loved its performance. I naturally carried it over to my first M1911 last year with equally good results. I'll give the Tetra technique a run for a while as you suggested. Sounds a bit like Slick 50, but non-permanent.

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Old 05-26-2001, 11:42 AM   #8
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To those of you who use and like Rem oil, do you find it evaporates quickly? I use it, too, but only when lubing my guns at the range for immedate firing.
 
Old 05-28-2001, 07:05 PM   #9
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I use RemOil all the time on all my guns except the actions on my over/unders. It stays on the surfaces well and even protects against holster wear. The teflon seems to stay put. I never detected any wear on my guns
 
Old 05-28-2001, 10:10 PM   #10
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Rem Oil stays on my carry gun for several weeks w/o re-oiling if I don't shoot it. For storage, it stays a couple of months on my shotgun and other rifles as well. I was surprised when I first discovered its longevity, but it is consistant. No significant wear during use or rust during storage. Does a great job during cleaning as well.

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