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Old June 14th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #1
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Best oil/grease to use on M1A

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 SA M1A Loaded in syn stock and ss barrel?

I'm looking for an oil/grease that will protect the rifle and keep it running as reliably and for as long as possible.

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Old June 14th, 2011, 04:35 PM   #2
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I was told by Art Luppino that Plastilube is good for our rifles.

Its a high temp grease. read the link, it has details on the product

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Old June 14th, 2011, 04:41 PM   #3
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JHN, send me an e-mail address. I'll send you my Lubricants Comparison .xls file for M14 lubricants.

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Old June 14th, 2011, 04:53 PM   #4
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Take Different up on his offer. It's great info.

And to answer the question directly, I use Lubriplate 130-A.

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Old April 5th, 2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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Hi all!

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
Non-staining
GC-LB rating, grade 2 grease
“K” certified Kosher product
Dielectric grease ideal for sealing, protecting, and insulating electrical components and connectors

Applications
-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
Service Rating
NLGI grade 2, NLGI (GC-LB), Food Grade (NSF H-1)

Test analysis
Penetration @ 77F (25C), 60 strokes 280 mm/10
Dropping point, oF 500F minimum
Timken OK load, minimum 40 lb.
Water washout @ 175F, 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.

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Old April 5th, 2012, 10:00 PM   #6
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Another Lubriplate 130A user. Has the right consistency. Like toothapste and not too tacky like some bearing greases can be. Easy to tell you have grease in the right spot b/c of the color.

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Old April 6th, 2012, 06:45 AM   #7
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I use Weapon Shield gun grease. You can get the 1 pound tub from bigmacktrucks.com for $15.73 (plus shipping).

Gotta love the cinnamon aroma!!

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Old April 6th, 2012, 07:33 AM   #8
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+ 1 for Art and Plastilube. Though Lubriplate is very effective too, it tends to get gummy when the temperature drops below freezing.

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Old April 6th, 2012, 12:23 PM   #9
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I would think any good gun oil for the trigger group, and all pins/contact points.

As for the op rod, and bolt/receiver... I use any good quality grease with teflon, like Tetra or similar. That stuff makes the sliding action buttery smooth.

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I would think any good gun oil for the trigger group, and all pins/contact points.

As for the op rod, and bolt/receiver... I use any good quality grease with teflon, like Tetra or similar. That stuff makes the sliding action buttery smooth.
But Teflon in your barrel supposedly decreases accuracy, so make sure to keep that real clean.

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ATF is very high temp and a plenty of viscosity

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Old April 6th, 2012, 02:01 PM   #12
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Great Grease!!

Hi,

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.

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Old April 6th, 2012, 03:22 PM   #13
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+1 for Super Lube

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Old April 6th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #14
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amsoil synthetic waterproof wheel bearing grease

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Old April 6th, 2012, 05:02 PM   #15
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+2 for Super Lube. Once I use up my Plastilube grease pot supply, I'm detail stripping my Garands, thorough cleaning, and redoing with Super Lube. I believe they now make an oil, too.

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