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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:08 pm 
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Can (should?) I use grease (Eno’s Slide Glide is what I prefer) on the Vepr 12 rails? I usually use Ballistol on the rails on my AKs but thinking of moving to grease. Good or bad idea? Will it be too thick and cause a big mess or help with the action to help the Vepr 12 reliably cycle many types of light loads? I read with great interest the thread of drams and one of the recommended courses of actions is to smooth out the rails by sanding. Wondering if a good quality grease would mitigate the hanging up of the action.

New to the Vepr 12 and haven’t shot it yet so wanting to prep it well before it’s first outing. Thanks.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:44 pm 
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Most guns in the AK platform can and will run dry. I would stay away from grease. Grease attracts and holds alot of grime.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:47 pm 
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Commie Mike wrote:
Most guns in the AK platform can and will run dry. I would stay away from grease. Grease attracts and holds alot of grime.


Ok thanks, I’ll stick with my Ballistol


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 11:56 pm 
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Ballistol is good stuff. Personally , in my shottys , I like Frog Lube. It cuts down cleaning and reduces build up if applied properly.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:07 pm 
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Commie Mike wrote:
Ballistol is good stuff. Personally , in my shottys , I like Frog Lube. It cuts down cleaning and reduces build up if applied properly.

And makes the kitchen smell good while you're baking your gun parts.
At least, I think so. The wife..... not so much. :?


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Commie Mike wrote:
Most guns in the AK platform can and will run dry. I would stay away from grease. Grease attracts and holds alot of grime.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:00 am 
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I use grease on my VEPR 12 which is set up for 3gun and shotgun competitions. I don't clean it any more than I have too and the grease stays in place.

This guy knows a little about VEPR-12's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdWcvqyHt4o


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:48 pm 
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If you don't operate in an environment where your gun attracts grime, and you don't run your gun dry, then you might consider switching to grease.
Over time the oil migrates to the end of the gun as it sits upright in the locker. Grease stays where you put it. This guy posted above https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdWcvqyHt4o says he operates in Minnesota in the sub zero winter and 100 degrees in the summer. He emphasizes just using a thin coat of lithium grease. He also appears not to skimp when it comes to hardware and ammo. But the grease he uses is Super Tech General Purpose Lithium Grease, which you can get a 3 pack of 3 oz tubes for $3.64 at Walmart. I started out using Mil-Comm TW25B, which costs quite a bit more, but it does come in a tube with an applicator ideal for guns.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:12 pm 
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Jim fuller from rifle dynamics uses/recommendes white lithium grease. And id say he knows a bit about AKs.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:32 pm 
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It may also boil down to your style, how you maintain, how often you maintain, what ammo you use, and your environment dictating what your platform will tolerate. It's the truest definition of "YMMV".


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