Try a couple of sprays of this lube on your rifle bolt and it will feel slicker. I found this by experimentation after spraying my bike forks in the Summer. I thought the same principle would apply to the bolt movement in the action, but instead of putting a thin layer of oil or lubricant, this spray dries instantly so no gunk build up. Ideal to have a tin in the gunroom - I am not related to this company or have shares in the product in any way (before I am asked)!!!. I have also used it on my Ruger 10/22 semi auto and the bolt cycles flawlessly when used.