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Offline woowoo

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old gun new rule
« on: February 14, 2009, 09:10:14 PM »
I have one of the older R9's and when I bought it, the official policy was to use grease for lube.  In reading all of the relevant threads, I gathered that the machining tolerances have been relaxed for the newer R9's and now the new official policy is any quality gun oil is acceptable.  Is that a retroactive policy or should I still be using grease on my older R9?  I haven't seen this question asked so I thought I'd ask it before switching to oil.  Thanks for your help!  

Offline MurrayNevada

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Re: old gun new rule
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2009, 10:20:45 PM »
I have an older R9S.  I stopped using the heavy grease originally recommended but still use a light grease (Slide-Glide Lite) sparingly applied to the areas originally suggested. I have no issues with this method of lubrication.  My R9S loves Winchester Silvertips (115gr) and Speer GDHPs (115 & 124gr).  The Silvertips are my everyday carry ammo.

Offline tracker

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Re: old gun new rule
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009, 11:36:56 PM »
I'm with you, Murray.

Offline Maineiac

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Re: old gun new rule
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2009, 09:01:39 PM »
Ditto......on the Slide Glide but with an oil floater

Offline DTM_39

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Re: old gun new rule
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2009, 05:59:43 PM »
I think the reason Rohrbaugh got away from the grease was it seemed to collect all the crud .  Slowing down the cycle.