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Unread 12-11-2010, 12:02 AM
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Cold weather action lube

I have a question about extreme cold weather and firearms. I have heard about how extreme cold weather and firearms not functioning properly. I have heard that certain lubes for firing pins can gum up in subzero temps and cause malfunctions resulting in the rifle not firing. Are there lubes that are designed for cold weather? I'm Planning on going to saskachewan next fall and don't want this to be an issue. Any help or though would be appreciated.

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    Unread 12-11-2010, 01:39 AM
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    Re: Cold weather action lube

    We usually just make sure they are clean and free of grit and leave it at that. Two weeks ago I was out hunting in -42 degees and my rifle went boom both times it was supposed to.
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    Re: Cold weather action lube

    I clean everything completely of oil and dirt etc with gun scrubber or similar... and spray the moving parts within the action with "Liquid Wrench Dry Lubricant" being careful to not get it anywhere I do not want it, like surface of rifle. Leaves a light film of Cerflon and not being chemist I have no idea whether that would affect the surface or the stock etc..

    Cuts friction, has worked well for me in cold weather.
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    Re: Cold weather action lube

    I use CLP on my auto shotguns for goose hunting and on auto pistols. works very well in cold weather
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    Re: Cold weather action lube

    I use REM oil spray in a can. Have not heard about this in really cold weather but its what I like to use. Lube, protectant together. Should I just put a light coating on after a good cleaning?
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    Re: Cold weather action lube

    Is there any difference to using a grease or would a regular silicone lube be just fine. But I think i will have no problem with what i am using. IDK
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    Re: Cold weather action lube

    I would agree with CapDog, keep it clean. If you must lube, do not use grease. A light lubricant like Kroil oil or Ballistol should work well. If you can remove the mainspring/firing pin assembly, do that and spray both lightly with Ballistol. The trigger assembly must be free of crud; clean it with lighter fluid.
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