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Old 03-17-2012, 10:30 PM
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Lubricating a Ceracoted bolt

I recently purchased a Weatherby Mark V that has been Ceracoted in black on all metal surfaces. The finish is great, but what I notice compared to my other Mark V's is that there is more friction when working the bolt back and forth. It does slow down the cycling of the bolt compared to how fast I can work the other rifles.

Is there a preferred lubricant to smooth this out, or another method to make it smoother?

Thanks for any tips you may have.
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Old 03-18-2012, 01:31 AM
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Re: Lubricating a Ceracoted bolt

I like to teflon coat the bolts. Same look, superb lubricity.

As things are, I'd use a teflon based, clear, dry lube. I think you'll be happy with the results.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:52 AM
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Re: Lubricating a Ceracoted bolt

Just run some regular bore oil on the bolt for your range sessions. The more you work the bolt while there is oil on it, the smoother it will get. I always run a bit of lube on the bolt body after a fresh coat of cerakote. It will smooth up over time. Just remember to wipe it down before you take it to the field so it will not attract dirt.
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Re: Lubricating a Ceracoted bolt

I've had the experience with Cerakoted bolts/actions. It will smooth out over time. I use a little Rem oil with teflon on it.
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:00 PM
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Re: Lubricating a Ceracoted bolt

Thanks guys.

The previous owner had the work done not too many rounds ago, and I suspect that it hasn't been "broken in" at all since that time.

As long as I know that it will improve and that I can go ahead and lube it that helps, at least mentally.
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Re: Lubricating a Ceracoted bolt

With the remingtons and stillers I coat here it seems the best thing to do is keep them dry and clean. Even dry they will work in and as the coating wears clean the "dust" off the bolt and the reciever raceway. When it mixes with grease or oil it gets gummy and sticky.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:50 AM
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Re: Lubricating a Ceracoted bolt

I have had great luck with rem oil.I have had several bolts that were cerakoted
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