Anti-seize greese really needed?


March 29, 2012, 11:33 AM
I was going to order a few things from Track of the Wolf and it was suggested to buy some Birchwood Casey anti seize greese for my nipples. Is this really needed or can something else be used? I just bought my 2nd ROA, it is 98% and only $375.00!! The nipples on this one seem to be coated with a grease of some's clear or opaque. Thanks in advance!!

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March 29, 2012, 12:20 PM

however you dont have to buy that specific anti seize. You can pick up anti seize at almost any Auto parts store. Without Anti Seize some of the parts are a real pain to get off. You can actually do damage to your tools and to the parts. Most guys that fail to use anti seize on nipples break their tool and have to deal with stuck nipples. happens all the time.

March 29, 2012, 12:59 PM
I've used synthetic grease for years without any problems. Like mentioned, any auto parts will have anti-seize compound for cheap.

March 29, 2012, 01:33 PM
I have to tell you...anti-seize is the thing to use. Any hardware store sells it and a tube will last you a lifetime. It has one draw if you let it out in the wild it gets everywhere.

March 29, 2012, 01:35 PM
I've been using choke tube lube.

March 29, 2012, 02:44 PM
If you remove the nipples as part of your cleaning regiment every time you shoot it, anti-seize may not be necessary.

Malachi Leviticus Blue
March 29, 2012, 07:39 PM
Is it really needed? technically no, but like some have already said if you source it properly, the cost is inconsequential, and it is more than worth it. I always utilize Never-Seez on all my nipples, and I still have the same jar my dad gave me over 20 years ago that is used on nipples, breach plugs, lug nuts, etc over all that time. It is possible that I may never run out of my original supply in my life time.

Fingers McGee
March 29, 2012, 08:44 PM
In over 20 years of shooting C&Bs, the llast 10 in SASS competition, I have never used antiseize or any other type of grease on my revolver nipples. Always used plain ole gun oil till I started using Balistol to clean and preserve. Now, after cleaning my revolvers, I spray the threads down with Balsitol and forget em. Never have had one hard to get out, much less seize since then.

March 29, 2012, 11:56 PM
I've had bad experiences with the "tube" type anti-seize compounds (looks like a chapstick container) that are sold in the chain stores for blackpowder arms. go to any auto parts store and pick some up - life time supply - works ALOT better. The tube type by the major mfgs out there hardens up after repeated firings and is a real pain to get out of breech threads. I use a toothpick to apply to nipple threads - disposable artist brush for rifle plugs & do try not to get it everywhere it is messy.

March 30, 2012, 12:32 PM
i use a touch of motor oil and dont have any issues

March 30, 2012, 05:19 PM
Ballistol seems to work just fine. I've also used Vaselene (petroleum jelly) on breach plugs, and that works well too. Some anti-seize compounds (not all) seem to dry up after long time periods. I worked in a Toyota shop for 17 years, and some of the guys had that experience with certain brands.

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