Putting Slipstream to the Stoeger

Posted: March 26, 2013 in Uncategorized
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I posted up awhile ago that I won a Stoeger P-350 and right away I felt how rough the action cycled and knew it needed to be taken apart and had some Slipstream applied asap. So Sunday I made sure I cleaned up the reloading bench so I could tackle this for an article for everyone to read this week.

I was really surprised how easily it broke down. It breaks down into five main parts the stock, barrel, forend, bolt assembly, and trigger assembly. The trigger assembly isn’t out of the stock yet in this picture but you will see it later on.

Stoeger all broke down

Stoeger all broke down

While breaking it down I immediately went into cursing all the little pieces of packaging stuck in every internal nook and cranny you could imagine.

Moar packaging flakes!!!!!!!!

Moar packaging flakes!!!!!!!!

When I got into the internals I was really surprised with how AR like the bolt and trigger assembly felt. The trigger assembly was easier to remove than I expected. Just one pin held it into the stock and after pushing it out it was a cinch to remove. After I got all the styrophome out of the internals it was time to start applying the Slipstream.

Bolt and Trigger Assembly

Bolt and Trigger Assembly

I started with the trigger assembly. The springs all got a small dab of Slipstream oil.

Using the Slipstream oil on the springs

Using the Slipstream oil on the springs

After the springs I moved on to hammer by applying a light coat to the friction points.

Adding a little grease to the hammer.

Adding a little grease to the hammer.

When I apply Slipstream to my guns I try to keep my eyes open for wear marks and even though this is a brand new gun and hasn’t even been fired yet there is some slight marks on the action. Areas like seen below is where Slipstream shines so make sure you apply a small amount when you see things like this.

Keep an eye out for wear marks.

Keep an eye out for wear marks.

Moving onto the bolt assembly, I make sure there is a small amount added to the guide lands on the sides and bottom.

Moving onto the bolt assembly.

Moving onto the bolt assembly.

As you can see you do not need to apply a large amount. A tiny bit goes a long way with Slipstream.

Very slight amount is all you need.

Very slight amount is all you need.

When I finish with the grease I apply a small drop of oil to the bolt itself. The whole bolt assembly breaks down further but being brand new I figured I would get some rounds through it before I took it all apart.

Putting a drop onto the bolt

Putting a drop onto the bolt

I found another wear mark where the bolt assembly and forend ride and hit it with a light dab of grease.

Found another wear mark where the bolt and forend ride.

Found another wear mark where the bolt and forend ride.

I made extra sure the areas where the bolt assembly ride were well lubed. As you can see in the picture there is more grease than in other shots. My reason for a little extra here is because this is where the majority of heat and friction are going to be and where I was getting that rough sandy feeling from

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Looking into the chamber from the ejection port.

I added a slight amount to where the bolt assembly sits at the end of the forend.

Rear of the forend where the bolt assembly sits

After finishing the forend it was time to stick it back together.

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All back together

Everytime I use Slipstream on a gun it amazes me how instantly better they feel but with the Stoeger you could actually hear the difference. The action cycled so much quieter after I finished my wife even noticed and made a comment on the difference. Now I am excited to get this thing out and shoot it. Slipstream works with heat and even though I am feeling and hearing effects now the big difference will be after I get it warmed up and let the nano lubricant soak into the metal. Maybe I can get some rounds through it this weekend and come back with some words on how it shoots?

You can find out more about the Stoeger P-350 here, and get more information on Slipstream from Crusader Weaponry here.

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BS

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Comments
  1. Lorraine says:

    Sunday I ordered some Slipstream. Anxiously awaiting my package. Thanks for your previous post about this magical gun elixir! I will let you know how it works for me.

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