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Old 10-30-2008, 07:42 PM
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degreasing new bolt

i just picked up a new rem 700 and was wondering if anyone thinks is necessary for me to degrease the bolt. I seem to remember a post or something where someone recommended degreasing the threads on the bolt and then relubricating them with regular rem oil. anyone any thoughts?
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:29 PM
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I don't know what kind of grease/rust preventive Remmy puts inside their bolts (if any).
Personally, I would want to make sure there was no grease in there.
Remington bolts can be a little interesting to take apart, if you don't know how.
You could just spray some gun cleaning spray, or carburetor cleaner in there to wash out any grease, then lightly oil with a gun oil that doesn't gum up over time or in cold conditions. Break Free is a lubricant I know won't cause problems in a bolt, and I'm sure there are others.
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Old 10-31-2008, 07:21 AM
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Unless it gave me trouble I wouldn`t worry about it.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:33 AM
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If you feel proficient enough to take apart the bolt, I would to remove the grease. I have used brake cleaner before, and then relubed with RemOil.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:20 AM
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I would also fully degrease any new rifle from the factory, clean and then apply a thin oil of your favorite lubricant. Most, if not all, gun manufacturers, apply more of a long-term grease- rust inhibitor, that can and will gum up a firearm if left uncleaned prior to range work.

If you can't or do not wish to disassemble the boly assembly, I have found Birchwood Casey's Gun Scrubber to work very well as a cleaner and dries quickly.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:30 AM
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I am with Catfish on this one. Just wipe it down with oil unless it gives you trouble.

Also I never use rem oil on internals. It evaporates to fast for my tastes. I use regular old 3-in-1 household oil on all my guns, and always have.

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Old 10-31-2008, 07:06 PM
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degreasing new bolt

ww874, The part of the bolt you want to degrease is the firing pin and spring, especially where they go through the bolt shroud. There is really no reason to degrease the threads on the bolt shroud or the the threads on the inside of the bolt. I have never seen this area freeze because of grease. Now if you are talking a hunt in northern Alaska, maybe yes. But at least lubricate the threads with an aqueaous form of graphite or moly.
I have seen light oil freeze in a bolt, rendering the rifle unable to be fired. Happened to me a long time ago and I lost a easy shot at a 6 pont bull elk. You think I'm not serious about degreasing the correct parts of a bolt.
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