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Old July 8th, 2009, 06:11 PM   #1
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wheel bearing grease for my m1a

Was wondering to lube my M1a could I use wheel bearing grease from a auto store if so what type of grease would I use

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# 2 NLGI lithium- or calcium-based grease will work.

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Old July 8th, 2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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Boat trailer bearing grease is usually #2 NLG and water proof. And cheap. One can will last several lifetimes.

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Old July 9th, 2009, 04:46 PM   #4
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Wheel bearing grease.....good stuff!

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I use the white lithium grease & have done so for years.
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Old July 10th, 2009, 02:30 PM   #6
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I have always used cheap dark gray moly based wheel bearing grease in my M14's and Garands, It works fine and does not spray out when firing like some of the expensive super custom synthetic gun greases that come in a tiny little tube with a huge sticker price.

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Old July 10th, 2009, 03:16 PM   #7
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Moly grease works for me also.

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Old July 10th, 2009, 03:25 PM   #8
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Wheel bearing grease.....good stuff!
Ditto.
My favorite is the red Valvoline multipurpose/high pressure wheel bearing grease in the 4lb tub.

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Old July 11th, 2009, 05:03 PM   #9
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I feel as though I must say it.

Use whatever floats your boat...

But... I personally don't understand why you would spend $1500+ dollars on a rifle and skimp on something as important as the grease that keeps that $1500+ rifle running smooth. At $7 a tube or $12 a tub Slide Glide will actually prevent rust and other harmful corrosives from doing harm. Its a small price that I personally am willing to pay for peace of mind and superior lubricating protection.

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I feel as though I must say it.

Use whatever floats your boat...

But... I personally don't understand why you would spend $1500+ dollars on a rifle and skimp on something as important as the grease that keeps that $1500+ rifle running smooth. At $7 a tube or $12 a tub Slide Glide will actually prevent rust and other harmful corrosives from doing harm. Its a small price that I personally am willing to pay for peace of mind and superior lubricating protection.

Now that's funny.

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Old July 12th, 2009, 09:27 AM   #11
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FWIW...I use a brand name hi- pressure/hi- temp wheel synthetic bearing grease, same as I would use on any of my vehicles

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Old July 12th, 2009, 09:52 AM   #12
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I use grease,rifle mil-g-46003 (ord) this can was made in nov/1963 .You can still find this stuff at gunshows altho not for $1.00 a can.

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