This is a discussion on Best oil/grease to use on M1A within the The M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; I know this has been covered before, but I want the most up-to-date info. What brand oil and what brand grease are best for a ...
Sorry about the thread necromancy, but I wanted your opinion.
I recently purchased a Springfield M1A "Loaded". I've never owned one before so I'm trying to learn as much as I can about this weapon. I also own an AR, a SMLE MK III*, a Sig P226, and a Glock 22. I recently started using Froglube paste, and my other weapons seam to like it quite well. My M1A however, not so much.
I haven't fired it while using the Froglube, but the action doesn't feel as smooth as it did before I applied the Froglube. I know from my research that grease is the preferred lubricant for M14 type rifles and wanted to get your opinion of this grease:
John Deere Multi-Purpose Extreme Duty Synthetic Grease (TY26156, TY25744, TY26599)
With the Multi-Purpose Extreme Duty Synthetic Grease there is no need to buy several different greases for different applications. One product can be used for all applications – in the home and on the farm.
Features and benefits
· Synthetic with Teflon™; no silicone
· USDA food-grade, rated H-1, non-toxic, odorless
· Repels dirt, dust and grime
· Prevents rust and corrosion
· Water- and saltwater-proof
· Will not drip, run or evaporate
· GC-LB rating, grade 2 grease
· “K” certified Kosher product
· Dielectric grease ideal for sealing, protecting, and insulating electrical components and connectors
· -45o F to 450o F (-42.7o C to 232o C)
· Tolerates extremely high and cold operating temperatures
· For use around food-processing areas
· Farm, construction and commercial equipment – universal joints, wheel bearings, suspension systems, and brake calipers
· Marine – inboard/outboard drives, prop shafts
· General-purpose – windows, garage doors, hinges, bicycles, shop tools, locks, and many other applications
· NLGI grade 2, NLGI (GC-LB), Food Grade (NSF H-1)
Penetration @ 77°F (25°C), 60 strokes 280 mm/10
Dropping point, oF 500°F minimum
Timken OK load, minimum 40 lb.
Water washout @ 175°F, loss 4%
Oxidation pressure drop @ 100 hours, maximum 10 psi
I'm the service manager for a John Deere dealer so I can get this grease at cost. Thank you for taking the time to give me your opinion. I appreciate it.
I have been using Super Lube in my fishing reel repair shop for years, it is great. It is a NLGI rated grease and with a temperature range of -45 to +450 *F it should cover all of our needs. It goes on and stays where you put it. This is what I use on my LRB.