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Old May 18th, 2017, 04:56 PM   #16
 
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Old May 22nd, 2017, 11:13 AM   #17
 
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Talking Mission accomplished! Bushing works well, thanks!

After much additional research on lube, I was leaning toward "just some oil product" rather than grease which just sounds like a dirt grabber, and low and behold I had an unused bottle of CLP Breakfree on my gunshelf from prior recommendation. I was surprised to find it of oil like consistency which somewhat dried after a few minutes.

I took the rifle to my indoor range and it worked flawlessly. Previous deep dents in brass now tiny dings, and only a small percentage of mouths now only lightly dented and usable.

Many thanks to all who contributed excellent ideas and guidance.

I am loving this gun now! Just have warmer fuzzies than with AK's.

Next mission, come up with loads for Berry's plated 123 grain spire points that have to be max 1900 FPS. I have BLC(2) and IMR4031 on the shelf. Lee lists several loads using those powders, at around 2200 FPS, so back them down 10-15% should be in the ball park. I enjoy shooting the inexpensive plated bullets while hunting "paper".

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As the Mini is basically a Garand/M1 Carbine/M14/M1A action, grease the bolt raceway and the "non rolling roller" just like you'd do for the other Garand type actions.
I use the little G.I. grease pots you can buy at gun shows for cheap, I also have a small tub of Brownell's grease. Don't worry about it being a dirt grabber, it's not like you are going to be dragging your Mini through the dirt and sand like Fallujah.
Remember the old saying, "Grease for things that slide, and oil for things that pivot.
CLP is good stuff, I use it for trigger/hammer pivots, and barrel cleaning.
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