Got bored because it has rained all day, so I decided to do some testing of oils & greases I had on hand. While not scientific, it did show some surprising results, to me at least. Method: >1/4" aluminum rod chucked in lathe and spun at 1,500 RPM. >1/4" x 1" steel bar on a pivit riding on rod, on edge. >4 pound NRA trigger weight set hanging on end of steel bar, 12" from aluminum rod. (4 ft/pd pressure on rod?) >Spun in lathe until galding on aluminum rod caused noticable chatter. >New section of rod used for each test. > Lubed as follows: Remington DriLube Spray= 2.37 sec. Militec-1 oil applied 3x, heated, and wiped off each time = 3.48 sec. ** Dry, run with no lube = 3.97 sec. Militec-1 oil applied wet and left wet, over 3x treated surface = 5.73 sec. ** Red Lithium automotive grease = 8.68 sec. * Pro-Gold gun grease = 10.37 sec. Militec-1 grease applied over 3x treated surface = 10.52 sec. *** GI issue CLP = 12.62 sec. RCBS case sizing lube (STP?) = 13.20 sec. 30w motor oil = 15.93 sec. Lubriplate (M1 Garand) grease = 25.12 sec. Vasaline = 1 min. 31.38 sec. Outers Gunslick Graphite grease = 2 min. 52.93 sec. RemOil w/Teflon gun oil/bottle = 3 min 6.99 sec. I'm not sure what all this means, but there it is! ;D rcmodel PS> I'm staying with Outers Gunslick Graphite grease because it performed almost as well as RemOil, and much better then anything else I tested. But being a grease, it won't run off, and will stay where I put it. rcmodel * Edited to add Lithium grease on 6-29-05 ** Edited 7-6-05 to add Militec-1 oil. (Militec-1 Oil applied & heated with heat gun, wiped, applied again and heated, wiped, applied again, heated, and wiped. *** Edited 7-6-05 to add Militec-1 grease applied over Militec-1 oil treated surface with three coatings.