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  • Grease or oil?

    Posted by intlbutter on August 6, 2022 at 1:32 am

    My cxt finally came in and needed to get a lube/cleaning kit. Showed me a few CLPs from different brands but didn’t know much about em. A customer suggested motor oil, saying an engine is way more volatile then a gun. Also saw something about PTFE based greases.. any suggestions/favorites?

    intlbutter replied 1 week, 6 days ago 2 Members · 4 Replies
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  • highvelocitypeasoup

    August 6, 2022 at 1:32 am

    A high end gun like that is sure to have maintenance recommendations in the manual. Suggest getting that info from the horses mouth. If it were an 870 or Mossberg I’d say sure slap some wheel bearing grease in there.

  • Intlbutter

    August 6, 2022 at 1:32 am

    Reading the manual it says use “high quality grease…. Refer to Browning line of products” 😅should’ve seen that coming lol

  • Shazamkazaam96

    August 6, 2022 at 1:32 am

    For a OU grease

    For a pump I’d just douse it in clp call it a day

  • retromullet

    August 6, 2022 at 1:32 am

    On my Beretta Silver Pigeon I use a mixture of oil and grease.

    The general rule I follow with grease is clean it off after ever use. If not going to clean each time, oil is a better option.

    I grease just a slight amount on all the metal on metal sliding surfaces where the actual opening and closing of the break action forearm and frame meets and slides. The lugs that the foreend pivot on, the side of the frame where the forearm side plates slide over, etc…

    Everything else (locking lugs, other items in the action like plungers, etc…I use a high grade oil).

    I like the Tetra grease since it’s white and not too messy/wipes off easily. There are tons of oils, but I use the Beretta stuff because you use so little.

    Finally, I’ll use a touch of Rem oil on a silicon cloth and wipe the whole gun down. I shoot rain or shine so I like to have a layer on there always.

    Don’t forget to remove and very lightly grease your chokes always (although I don’t do this every cleaning). Nothing worse than a seized choke on a nice shotgun. It’s also easy to forget if you only shoot one barrel much of the time (looking at you trap shooters).

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