Clean and wire brush the inside of the tube. Oil it and then wipe almost all of the oil out. You'll get a lot of black stuff on the rag. Repeat until the rag comes out clean. You only want a very thin coat of oil. Leave too much in the tube and it can kill your ammo over time and the oil will pick up and hold grit in the tube. Look closely at the follower for dings and rough spots. If you can tilt it even a little and make it jam in the tube toss it and buy a new aftermarket follower from Wilson or Choate. Avoid any type of metal follower as they can damage the shell stop over time (Remington will tell you this). You want any damage to be to the plastic follower, not the metal shell stop.
Last edited by drail; January 5, 2013 at 06:54 PM.