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HOLY DIVER
January 10, 2010, 03:27 PM
just interested to know what most of you guys are using to lubricate your weapons with? i used to use clp but after some research i switched to tetra gun oil and i have to say that stuff sure is slick and after i shoot 200-300 rds its still on my bolt carrier group still slick i think its very good stuff.

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Geno
January 10, 2010, 04:42 PM
For internal lubrication, Ultimate Gun Lube is as-good-as lubrication gets. Link: http://shop.berryhillguns.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=7&products_id=53 It has extreme staying property. It simply cannot be "wiped-off". To remove it, it must be intentionally, and thoroughly cleaned. In terms of quantity, less is more; more is less!

For external protection, I use Rig Grease.

Geno

HOLY DIVER
January 10, 2010, 05:29 PM
i'll deff check that out!

THE DARK KNIGHT
January 10, 2010, 05:41 PM
Lots of people have the latest and greatest new thing but regular old Break Free works great for me on all my guns.

loadedround
January 10, 2010, 05:49 PM
For normal lubrication nothing beats Breakfree CLP. For heavy lube jobs like shotgun hinge pins and semi auto bolts and op rods the old standby "Lubriplate" can't be beat. Been using Lubriplate since my army days a few years ago. :)

Geno
January 10, 2010, 05:54 PM
Dark Knight:

I agree! This stuff passes the sniff test. Here is a 220-post THR thread about it. :D Guaranteed, you try it, you'll never use any other again.

Link: http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=250842&highlight=Lubes+endorsement%29

Geno

briansmithwins
January 10, 2010, 05:54 PM
I've been using Aeroshell Fluid 18 for the past year or so. It's a thin oil that's very creepy and has good EP and anti-corrosive additives. It's also $26 a gallon as opposed to the $75 or so CLP runs.

Walkalong
January 10, 2010, 06:14 PM
This stuff passes the sniff test.Yep. The Berryhills lube is outstanding stuff. Anywhere you want a light grease, this is the stuff.

SuperNaut
January 10, 2010, 06:19 PM
I know the guys that sell this stuff, so take that into consideration but I'm totally sold on Slipstream (http://www.crusaderweaponry.com/main.php?view=slipstream). I've been using it on my FNAR, my 870, and my CX4 as well as various handguns with great success.

P97
January 10, 2010, 08:08 PM
I haven't used anything for several years but Eezox. I use it on all Guns, Knives, Locks, Hinges, Bearings, and anything that you want lubricated and not to rust. I haven't found anything comparable.

Hatterasguy
January 10, 2010, 09:34 PM
I use CLP, works good for me.


I have heard some good stuff about Slip EWL or whatever they call it. Its pricey but I have heard good things about it.

trickyasafox
January 10, 2010, 09:57 PM
berryhills here as well. Great stuff.

jimmyraythomason
January 10, 2010, 10:09 PM
I use whatever is in reach. I have very little use for grease of any kind but will occasionally use wheel bearing grease or Lubriplate 105. Just about any oil will work in most every situation.

HGUNHNTR
January 10, 2010, 10:15 PM
FP10, slip, militec.......all work well.

No use for CLP, to sum up a Mods previous post, it doesn't C, L, or P worth a darn.
All in one products typically work that way.

mxa
January 10, 2010, 10:32 PM
I've been happy with Milcom's TW25B grease.

http://www.milcomm.com/mc2500.html

skidooman603
January 11, 2010, 04:59 AM
When it comes to grease I have had extreme success with Tetra Products

navyretired 1
January 11, 2010, 05:36 AM
Breakfree and Lubriplate.

madcratebuilder
January 11, 2010, 08:11 AM
Eezox with smokeless and Ballistol with the charcoal burners.

ultradoc
January 11, 2010, 08:17 AM
I use Breakfree but have heard some good things about Gunzilla

FuzzyBunny
January 11, 2010, 08:43 AM
I use Militech and applied properly it works great. This is used on every firearm. Used it when it was only out for cars and trucks and still have my original bottle. Put it in my new 1991 Suburban when it was new and its still running like a champ.

There might be something better out there I just have not tried it yet in 30 years.

I use alot of spray stuff too. Heck, I still have cans of Sheath I use and that has not been made in years. I normaly use CLP or some other spray until I can can have the time to do it properly with militech.

Almost forgot CorrosionX www.corrosionx.com I keep that stuff everywhere so I can use it right away on any firearm that gets wet. I also use it on almost everything at one time or another. Very happy with that product and used it before it was even marketed for gun use. It is a very light lube but displaces water very well and I like the spray cans. Works well with Militech too.

FuzzyBunny
January 11, 2010, 10:04 AM
Forgot to add. I use a food grade silicone called SuperOne that has a very volital carrier that evaporates fast and leaves a silicone film. I just use that on the outside of my 1911 mags.

Use it around the house too and on hinges of my car and locks.

possum
January 11, 2010, 01:39 PM
high temp lithium wheel bearing grease.

CZguy
January 11, 2010, 02:28 PM
It seems there are a lot of different lubes used out there.

I use Rem-oil, and Brownell's Action Lube Plus. Corrosion X has worked for me very well also.

fireman 9731
January 11, 2010, 05:42 PM
CLP for a light lube, Mystic bearing grease for things that need grease and Remington's Moisture Guard VCI spray for rust protection.

19-3Ben
January 11, 2010, 05:51 PM
I haven't used anything for several years but Eezox. I use it on all Guns, Knives, Locks, Hinges, Bearings, and anything that you want lubricated and not to rust. I haven't found anything comparable.

Agreed.

I never use CLP. it's a compromise. Generally speaking, if you get something that does three jobs at the same time, it's going to be the proverbial jack of all trades, master of none.

I clean using a good cleaner (Hoppes, or something similar), and then use Eezox to finish it off. It lubes, and sticks like crazy. You can't beat it. I used it on the bolt of one of my mosins literally 2 years ago and have cycled that gun many times, but have not shot it since. It's still lubed up, and if I touch the surface, it's very slick even 2 years later.

dagger dog
January 11, 2010, 05:51 PM
Always used Lubri-Plate for sliding surfaces, and just starting to use Dexron ATF for rotating surfaces trigger pins and the like, plus for rust protection.

BruM
January 11, 2010, 05:54 PM
simple clean 'em with wd40 and wipe 'em with 10w30

HOLY DIVER
January 11, 2010, 07:22 PM
ehhh i don't spray wd-40 on any firearm at anytime its made from animal fat or something like that

jimmyraythomason
January 11, 2010, 07:39 PM
^^^^^oh,lordy....I thought the question was "what do you use?" not to critique what someone else uses.

19-3Ben
January 11, 2010, 08:04 PM
ehhh i don't spray wd-40 on any firearm at anytime its made from animal fat or something like that

I've heard a lot of funny info out there about Wd-40, but that one really takes the cake.

Formula (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WD-40#Formulation)(Disclaimer- I did not fact-check wiki.)

Winston_Smith
January 11, 2010, 08:07 PM
Eezox, Mobil1, and RIG

benEzra
January 11, 2010, 09:25 PM
Mobil 1, Tetra grease or Shooter's Choice grease, Rem Oil for trigger parts and to clean/protect blued guns, and Boeshield T-9 for anything that's going to be out in wet weather.

PAC 762
January 11, 2010, 11:19 PM
Mobile 1 15w50

HJ857
January 12, 2010, 09:31 AM
WeaponShield. From the original maker of FP-10. Great stuff.

Al Thompson
January 12, 2010, 09:51 AM
Slip 2000 for an oil, Tetra grease, Johnson's Paste Wax for rust proofing. As I sit here, I can see Corrosion X, EZOX, Sheath, Rem Oil, Moly Slide, Tetra Oil and Marine PAL. :)

I'm not as worried about which oil/grease, much more concerned about actually using the oil/grease properly and often.

:D

Walkalong
January 12, 2010, 09:53 AM
Yep, something used regularly is 10 times better than any wonder stuff left unused for months.

noob_shooter
January 12, 2010, 04:58 PM
http://www.oilfiltersonline.com/images/products/large/mobil1_5_30.jpg

mobil 1 sync. i use it to lube all my rifles and pistols.. Works great and cost a lot less and last longer than the so called gun oils

HOLY DIVER
January 12, 2010, 05:03 PM
I've heard a lot of funny info out there about Wd-40, but that one really takes the cake.

Formula (Disclaimer- I did not fact-check wiki.)
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i was realy just joking

Uncle Mike
January 12, 2010, 05:09 PM
ehhh i don't spray wd-40 on any firearm at anytime its made from animal fat or something like that

Hehehehe Unless it's synthetic, all oil is made from animal fat...some is just a little older than the rest...about a million years or so older. lol I know, I know.....

rodensouth
January 12, 2010, 10:08 PM
I was very surprised to see that wd-40 had similar rust prevention when tested on metal as compared to many others. That said, the marketing still has me spending on other stuff and my dad laughs. Mobil 1 huh, that is sure cost effective for lube. I even stock it in the garage!:)

WYcoyote
January 12, 2010, 11:08 PM
Mobile 1 10w-30 in the action, especially in my AR-15s.
CLP on the rest of the gun for corrosion protection.

xcgates
January 13, 2010, 12:13 AM
I use whatever the shop had on its shelves when I needed some. :p And I have to agree with the poster that said the best stuff is the stuff you use.

Though not to annoy people who like WD-40, I've had some problems with it turning into more of a tacky residue than actually lubricating after a while. Bear in mind most of my experience is with automotive stuff.

Since I'm new here, are these posts along the lines of political, religion, or motor oil on any other forum?:uhoh:

Uncle Mike
January 13, 2010, 12:20 AM
Since I'm new here, are these posts along the lines of political, religion, or motor oil on any other forum?

hehehe Your gonna fit in juuuuuust fine here! Welcome!

Walkalong
January 13, 2010, 10:03 AM
As most know, WD-40 is a water displacement formula (#40).

It is a decent penetrant, but a poor lube.

BruM
January 16, 2010, 11:41 AM
Use wd 40 as a cleaner. WD40 is not much of a lubricant but a great solvent. It is cheap enough to use it liberally to flush gunk off. Then after wiping off the wd 40 apply any motor oil.

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