If you want a real slick as owl poop lube, mix some synthetic oil with that red grease . Apply sparingly . It comes out as a very thin grease depending on the ratio of oil to grease . I have tried it on rails only. I tried something new on my 22s a while back . I tried the Hornady One Shot spray cleaner lube . It is dry to the touch after application . But my 22 s never ran better and the stuff seems to repel dirt . I didn’t trust it for the longest time. The stuff really works great on a finicky 22 semi auto .