Best Gun Lubricant?


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Gtimothy
March 10, 2012, 09:10 AM
I have a question about gun oils and lubes. I was at the range yesterday sighting in my new AR when I had a major gun jam. Turns out I didn't do a very good job of lubricating the BCG.:uhoh: The range officer told me to take it up to the office building and they would lube it up for me. I've always been of the opinion that too much oil in a gun is a BAD thing, but the smith in the office told me that if an AR isn't just about dripping, you're asking for trouble. He then used liberal amounts of what he called "Grandma's Goose Grease" but wouldn't divulge what it really was. After I finished my day at the range (no more issues with the AR) I inspected the gun and cleaned everything. I noticed that the oil was thicker and more slippery than the Hoppes Gun Oil that I use. Anyone have a favorite that they would care to share? I'm still going to see if the smith will divulge the true identity of his oil of choice. Thanks!

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303tom
March 10, 2012, 09:25 AM
http://www.lucasoil.com/products/display_products.sd?catid=2&iid=27&loc=show

My auto`s NEVER jam..............

LiquidTension
March 10, 2012, 10:20 AM
http://www.slip2000.com/slip2000-EWL.html

If it's good enough for Pat Rogers, it'll probably work for me too.

hardluk1
March 10, 2012, 10:30 AM
Pick a synthetic lube. I have used breekfree clp for 40+ years so I guess its ok. If your ar was from a quality company when you took it down to look around the bolt should have been rather wet. That is the way to keep it and in the ejection port with the bolt closed there are 2 holes that you can place a drop of oil in to keep the bolt running free between cleanings if needed.

alsaqr
March 10, 2012, 10:31 AM
Theres no best lubricant for the AR-15 or any other gun. There are a great number of lubricants that work equally well. My choice is Mili-Tec 1.

The Sarge
March 10, 2012, 12:12 PM
Clean it.
Lubricate it.
Shoot it.
Repeat above.

I use copper anti seize or brake caliper synthetic grease.
Little dab will do ya.

Smokey Joe
March 10, 2012, 12:57 PM
Agree with Alasaqr on this one. There are many very good gun oils. Some have specific purposes outside the mainstream. Most will work well to very well under most conditions.

Agree with yr gunsmith, G. Timothy: A firearm's workin's should be a little sloppy with oil, rather than the reverse. My autoloading target pistols cry oil tears during timed and rapid fire. I just wipe it off and continue.

I use Mobil 1 myself--Bo't a quart for abt. $8 a while back, and am now set for life for gun oil. That's a little steep for car engine oil, IMHO, but compared to several dollars for a 4 oz. bottle of "real" gun oil, it's cheap. To dispense, I put it in one of those oilcans with a pump and a thumb lever, available in most hdwe stores.

However, I've used a variety of oils for firearms, over the years, and most of them worked just fine. The one I would not recommend is 3-in-1, as it has a paraffin content which can accumulate in a firearm's worky bits, and mebbe gum things up.

For REALLY cold applications, I'd use Kroil, but it's too thin to use at normal temps. It is a good penetrating oil if you have 2 parts jammed on each other. The NRA published a study many years ago, back when I was a teenager, on low-temp lubes. In far-sub-zero temps, everything but kerosene froze up and jammed the weapon. But this was before we had all the super-oils available today. (Sorry, no citation available. It was LONG ago.)

Any sort of grease, including Grandma's Goose, is too thick IMO to use in a firearm, except at consistent high temps. Once had a 1911 stop working, at temps just around freezing, with the slide lubed with Wilson Combat gun grease. So I stopped using it.

Other shooters' MMV.

Sky
March 10, 2012, 01:20 PM
The range I frequent uses Breakfree CLP for their rental guns. They never get cleaned and are shot hundreds if not thousands of rounds weekly. I switched over to Breakfree CLP a few years ago and have not had any corrosion or problems jamming. My guns are not ran dripping wet or so wet they spray a white shirt with oil when fired but I am not someone to do bump fire mag dumps just because?? As already stated there are many good lubes from ATF, syn oils like Mobile 1 and others. There are guys who have used WD-40 even though it is not a lube; yet they say it works for them so go figure. There are several threads about lubes and even some actual test where lubes were compared on metal and sprayed with salt water. Breakfree CLP has always come out in the top 3 of the test I have seen, so for my weapons it works just fine. Are there better products, no doubt, but for an all around cleaner, lubricant, and protectant it is not bad or expensive IMO. I like the different size cans and little straw////go figure?

clem
March 10, 2012, 01:29 PM
Clean it with "Break Free" and then lub it with same.

Chindo18Z
March 10, 2012, 02:01 PM
There are a lot of great lubes out there. Slip2000 comes to mind.

Personally, I've been using BreakFree (CLP) since I participated in Army testing of the stuff back in '78. Once I saw just how well it worked for automatic weapons under crappy conditions...I never looked back.

THR, July 1, 2009, 07:20 AM Chindo18Z:

The U.S. Army likes to field test equipment and materials by having students at the Ranger Course wring out proposed items.

Usually, the unlucky students will be handed something (prototype widget) and told to use it until course completion or complete failure of the item (whichever comes first).

In 1978, my Ft. Benning class was told to completely clean our weapons (dry solvent pressure cleaners and boiling water in 55 gallon drums), and then apply a new mystery lubricant/protector to all weapons (M16A1s, M60s, & M14s). We were given very specific instruction on exactly how much to apply and to what parts. We were then given tiny little bottles to carry to the field and instructions to NOT CLEAN OUR WEAPONS AGAIN UNTIL COURSE COMPLETION. The only thing allowed in a patrol base was for us to shotgun and field strip the ARs, hit 'em with shaving brushes to remove sand or dirt, and drip more of the fluid onto the parts and components. Run a patch down the bore (liberally soaked with new lubricant), reassemble,...and call it good.

We were not even allowed to disassemble the bolt carriers.

We dragged our weapons thru the next 8 weeks of rain, dirt, blank-fire carbon buildup, mud, swamps, sand, and saltwater.

Weapons worked, rust was not a problem. The product was BreakFree (CLP)...and the entire military began using it the next year. That experience made a CLP believer out of me.

I haven't bothered using anything else since. It is not a great solvent for cleaning but gets the job done with a modicum of elbow grease. For stubborn carbon buildup, I still use something like Hoppes.

The RIs (Ranger Instructors) hated our entire class and thought we were "gettin' over" due to the weapons cleaning prohibition. They figured out other forms of unpleasantness to occupy the time we were normally supposed to apply to weapons maintenance.

When I was raised up to guns (before the Army), lubricant was gun oil and cleaner was solvent. CLP does a good job of both (plus rust protection) and was expressly designed to hold up thru high rates of fire by automatic weapons. Great stuff...

I've carried ARs of one format or another for 35 years and never remotely considered changing lube.

In 2009, I fired 1140 rounds (38 x 30 rd magazines) of M855 5.56 through my M4A1, full auto, in 28.5 minutes. Lubed with CLP. Not dripping, but fairly wet. My carbine was relatively clean and dry and I oiled it just prior to firing as I stood on the range. I shotgunned the upper receiver, dripped some CLP on the trigger group, liberally coated the charging handle, chamber, and bolt carrier group (without disassembling the bolt from the bolt carrier) and slapped it back together. The weapon ran like a scalded ape, without a stutter or malfunction, and without any further lube.



The biggest user of AR platforms is the US military. BreakFree CLP has worked quite well in military combat weapons for decades.

That's a clue...

jcwit
March 10, 2012, 02:10 PM
Best Gun Lubricant! Ain't no such thing. This is like asking which is the best engine oil, all depends on the circumstances.

However there is a lubricant being marketed by elves in the deep Black Forest, that has been secretly extracted from a planet far, far away in another galaxy. Amazingly it naturally refines itself upon entering our magantic field. Be sure to look for it at your local gun store in the near future.

trueg50
March 10, 2012, 02:17 PM
Breakfree CLP all the way.

Lubricates, and holds grit and debris in suspension quite nicely.

Simple Green to clean (it removes Breakfree CLP nicely too) and BreakFree CLP to lubricate and you will be all set.

I received a small oiler of Weapon Shield and used that for a bit, but found at temperatures in the single digits gave some issues, and by the time temps hit -5 (-20 with windchill) the rifle was very unreliable. I haven't shot my firearms with BreakFree CLP at that temp range, but I know the military has, and specs say it can easily handle it.

Magnuumpwr
March 10, 2012, 05:01 PM
Found some royal purple with synerlec in a spray can at Oreilly's. Giving it a trial run on my guns. Haven't used it long enough to make any statements yet. The only other lubricants I use are CLP and Rem Oil with teflon. I am keeping these on hand in case the royal purple bites the proverbial bullet.

Gtimothy
March 10, 2012, 05:40 PM
I appreciate all of the comments and I guess I'll buy some Break Free CLP tomorrow on my way home from work. Thanks guys!

clem
March 10, 2012, 05:47 PM
There are a lot of great lubes out there. Slip2000 comes to mind.

Personally, I've been using BreakFree (CLP) since I participated in Army testing of the stuff back in '78. Once I saw just how well it worked for automatic weapons under crappy conditions...I never looked back.



I've carried ARs of one format or another for 35 years and never remotely considered changing lube.

In 2009, I fired 1140 rounds (38 x 30 rd magazines) of M855 5.56 through my M4A1, full auto, in 28.5 minutes. Lubed with CLP. Not dripping, but fairly wet. My carbine was relatively clean and dry and I oiled it just prior to firing as I stood on the range. I shotgunned the upper receiver, dripped some CLP on the trigger group, liberally coated the charging handle, chamber, and bolt carrier group (without disassembling the bolt from the bolt carrier) and slapped it back together. The weapon ran like a scalded ape, without a stutter or malfunction, and without any further lube.



The biggest user of AR platforms is the US military. BreakFree CLP has worked quite well in military combat weapons for decades.

That's a clue...
I was with the 2nd MAW G-4 Ordnance and I remember when the Corps tried their own test after the Army's. They took a M-16, M-60 MG & a M-61 20 mm Cannon. They broke them down and cleaned the hell out of them, then lubed them with CLP.
They fired thousands of rounds (I don't recall figures) without any stoppages or malfunctions.
The Corps switched to CLP right away.

Great stuff!

tentonbrick
March 10, 2012, 06:27 PM
Ballistol. Hands down only product you need for anything you want to do.


Hickok45 from youtube got me on it, been using it to clean/lube/rust-prevention/air-freshener ever since.

Jeff22
March 10, 2012, 07:27 PM
I generally use grease on the slides of my auto pistols. Lubriplate, TW-25B, Brian Enos Slide Glide, Shooter's Choice Red Grease, MD7, I've used all of them with good success. (However, I have observed IPSC shooters having problems with Slide Glide when shooting a match outdoors in really cold weather. It thickens up and reduces slide velocity and causes malfunctions)

I use grease on a gun that will be carried for at least a couple of weeks before being shot & recleaned, which applies to my duty gun for work and whichever off duty auto is in the rotation for this quarter. I haven't noticed a problem with grease in really cold weather, but if it's that cold I'm probably not out on the range for more than 90 minutes anyway.

On guns that will be shot more frequently than that, I usually use oil. I usually use Slip 2000 EWL (extreme weapons lubricant) or 10-8 Performance Lube. On my AR-15 I usually use the EWL but LSA will work, or Mobil 1 or whatever . . . James Yeager of Tactical Response uses high temp wheel bearing grease . . .

For regular lube I've used Triflow, Triflon, Break Free CLP, GI LSA, Militec, FP-101, Marvel Mystery Oil mixed with STP, Weapon Shield, Gun Butter, Machine Gunner's Lube, etc. and haven't had any problems with those, either. My mechanic uses Mobil One as a lube on his rifles and is very happy with it.

20+ years ago I shot on the State ARNG pistol team (to be honest, I was 2nd alternate) with a couple of old timers who made their own "Red Oil". If they liked you, they'd put a little bit on the slide rails of your M1911. It was a big honor. "Red Oil" was a mix of STP, Marvel Mystery Oil, Breakfree, sometimes automatic transmission fluid, and something else that I don't remember anymore.

Seemed to lubricate okay. Tended to get all over the lenses of your shooting glasses because it was kind of thin.

If you search around on the net, Pat Rogers has an article in SWAT magazine a few years ago discussing lubrication of the AR-15, and also Grant Cunninghan the revolver specialist has a VERY detailed discussion of lubricants on his web sites. Both articles are recommended reading.

Lots of guys seem to like to make their own lube and their own cleaning solutions and you can find that info on the net if you look a little bit.

I've always liked CLP as a lubricant but I prefer GI RBC (rifle bore cleaner) or Hoppe's #9 or Shooter's Choice as a solvent. I find CLP to be kind of thick for optimum use as a cleaner.

RM
March 10, 2012, 07:43 PM
A mixture of oil and grease also works well in cold weather. I like to use microbrush applicators for precise placement of lubricants on slide rails, etc.

Strange Bob
March 10, 2012, 09:41 PM
http://www.slip2000.com/slip2000-EWL.html

If it's good enough for Pat Rogers, it'll probably work for me too.
^^^ yep, what he said!


http://www.slip2000.com/art-swat2.html

mtrmn
March 10, 2012, 09:51 PM
Another Mobil 1 fan here. Cleaning my AR's moving parts amounts to spraying with WD40 and wiping dry, apply Mobil 1 on contact points and all over the bolt from the gas rings back.

Captains1911
March 10, 2012, 10:04 PM
I prefer Slip 2000 EWL, it stays put and doesn't dry up after sitting in the safe for a few weeks like Breakfree CLP does. Whatever lube you use on the AR, run the BCG wet, there's no such thing as too much lube here.

HOME DEPOT GEORGE
March 10, 2012, 10:45 PM
I like RIG gun grease for my semi autos http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=31842/Product/RIG-reg-UNIVERSAL-GUN-GREASE

Kevin Rohrer
March 10, 2012, 11:53 PM
Breakfree is all I use.

Some like Rem-Oil.

Marlin 45 carbine
March 11, 2012, 12:00 AM
as smokey joe says do not use 3in1. I've cleaned and repaired several old timer's guns - semi-auto .22lr, pump shottys and revolvers that had gummed-up innards due to this crap.
had to use acetone to cut it.
my favorite is syn. grease or X1-A spray

RetDep310
March 11, 2012, 12:07 AM
Lucas Gun oil is pretty good, and doesn't burn off too quick. An LEO friend of mine advised me of a mix that his department, and the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy rifle instructors use. It is a 2:1 mix of Mobil 1 20w50 synthetic oil, and Mobil 1 synthetic transmission fluid. Works very well.

2zulu1
March 11, 2012, 01:44 AM
I've tried a number of lubricants over the years, heard good things about Rem Oil and I tried it. Arizona summer heat is intense, especially when there's no shade and blowing dust.

Rapid firing 1911s and ARs to where the slides are too hot to touch and the heat shields get very hot, sticking with Breakfree CLP, desert proven.

Mauser lover
March 11, 2012, 01:58 AM
I like Rem Oil, but I don't shoot rapid fire much, on a Garand I use Jim's synthetic gun grease (local product, I don't have a webpage), and for everything else I use eezox.

http://www.eezox.com/

It seems to work well, and it works pretty well as a carbon cleaner.

HankB
March 11, 2012, 04:01 PM
The only gun oil I use today is BreakFree CLP. I don't think much of it as a cleaner, but as a gun oil, it works very well.

On a few guns (e.g., M1 Garand) there are some places where grease is recommended; there I use Tetra Gun Grease.

opsman
March 11, 2012, 05:23 PM
22 years in the Marine Corps using Break Free CLP, never had a problem. I am not saying that just because the Corps uses Break Free that it is not the absolute best thing out there, but I think that they know just a thing or two about firearms. I disagree with the smith who said it had to be dripping, I never had mine dripping always a good coating but not dripping. I would be suspect of "Grandma's Goose Grease" particularly if he would not divulge it's contents.
Lately I have been trying EEZOX synthetic, seems to work great but the smell lingers forever on my rifles and not the best thing for trying to keep my scent down while deer hunting. I am sure that everyone has their particular favorite, Remoil Breakfree, etc. I guess it's up to the user, if it works for you then stick with it.

SOUTHPAW
March 11, 2012, 05:43 PM
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31wUCANwEmL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Slip2000 EWL

Lightly lube all my weapons with it. Put 1000 rounds thru my AR over the course of 4 range trips and 6 months and it looked as if I just put it on. Lubed my 1911 and put it in the safe (dehumidified) where it sat for a year, it looks as if I just put it on... And as for my carry guns, well same thing. Where as CLP seems to evaporate or just wear off, this stuff just sticks...

dprice3844444
March 11, 2012, 05:46 PM
for the bolt carrier group,amsoil synthetic water proof wheel bearing grease.or have the bcg coated by robararms.com

Cosmoline
March 11, 2012, 06:25 PM
I'd use Kroil

I would NOT use Kroil for lube. Apart from the hazard of loosening your screws, it can easily cause contact dermatitis, eye pain, and if you get a good wiff of it more serious problems. Use gloves when you use it. Kroil is for loosening old rusty bolts, it is not for lubing firearms. No idea where people got the idea it was.

CLP works great and is a lot easier on skin.

The War Wagon
March 11, 2012, 06:27 PM
Most any lube MADE for firearms WILL work. AR's are not finicky, except they ALWAYS want MORE.

I like Weaponshield (made about 6 miles away from me, in Bethel Park, PA! :D I get my vehicle serviced across the street from their HQ and facilities!) & Militec-1 at the range. When I break down an AR for a thorough cleaning, I'll use Slick50 - 1 Lube, when I reassemble it.

My rule for DI AR's at the range is, lube it until it's COMPLETELY dripping... then add a little more. ;)

jcwit
March 11, 2012, 08:10 PM
Most any lube MADE for firearms WILL work.

As will MOST any highly refined petroleum oil will work very well. Firearms are not a highly technological complicated mechanical devices.

HoosierQ
March 11, 2012, 08:21 PM
I am a CLP man myself. That said I am always looking for alternatives. Right now I am trying a mixture of 2 parts Mobile 1 and 1 part Marvel's Miracle Oil. That is some mighty slippery stuff.

I am also a fan of the old-fashioned, no-longer made, Gunslick black grease. I have a little tube and I use that to grease rails.

tryshoot
March 11, 2012, 08:40 PM
I have used wd-40 to clean. Never messed up finish. Like rem-oil drip lube. Never tried clp. Best cleaning products I've ever used is stock-slick

CZguy
March 12, 2012, 12:24 AM
I am also a fan of the old-fashioned, no-longer made, Gunslick black grease. I have a little tube and I use that to grease rails.


I like Gunslick grease also. When I could no longer find it, I switched over to Brownell's Action lube plus. This is the best product of it's type that I've ever used.


http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1147/Product/ACTION-LUBE-PLUS-reg-

M2HB M240
March 12, 2012, 06:19 AM
I use Eezox for all my firearms. It is a CLP and it dries completely. You don't want to use oil that remains liquid because it will attract dirt. Also, Eezox beats all other CLPs in independant tests for inhibiting rust.

robb01
March 12, 2012, 09:15 AM
to quote an old saying, "Find something you like, and use it"

http://goo.gl/H9XbG

Pilot
March 12, 2012, 09:37 AM
As others have said there is no "best", but I like the M-Pro 7 line of gun cleaners and lubricants.

http://www.mpro7.com/index.html

Gtimothy
March 12, 2012, 09:59 AM
to quote an old saying, "Find something you like, and use it"

http://goo.gl/H9XbG
That's how I wound up with a "collection" of motorcycle waxes. :rolleyes:
I need advice so I don't wind up with 6 or more cans/bottles of something I Don't like collecting dust!
I think I'm going to get some Break Free CLP and a bottle of Slip 2000 EWP. I ordered some Brownell's Action Lube Plus for the slides on my semi autos. I think these three should get me through the next year or so. Thanks everyone for the help!

benEzra
March 12, 2012, 10:08 AM
Mobil 1, Slip2000, Militec are all good. Yes, most AR's like to be run wet. An AR will run moderately dirty and dry, but (like AK's) they run better well lubricated when dirty.

Breakfree CLP works but dries out quicker in storage than the above due to the higher solvent content, e.g. the "Clean" part of CLP (Clean, Lubricate, Protect). Always have some on hand to re-lube when needed and it's not a problem.

I like Mobil 1 5W30 as a year-round lubricant for my climate (eastern NC) though I do use a little grease on the top of the charging handle bar for smoother operation.

Cesiumsponge
March 12, 2012, 12:56 PM
Best gun lubricant is the one that gets used. These threads are as fruitless as the Amsoil vs Motion vs Royal Purple vs etc motor oil threads on car forums.

CZguy
March 12, 2012, 01:46 PM
Best gun lubricant is the one that gets used. These threads are as fruitless as the Amsoil vs Motion vs Royal Purple vs etc motor oil threads on car forums.

True.......but really it's our fault, because we keep reading them. :o

Cesiumsponge
March 12, 2012, 01:51 PM
True.......but really it's our fault, because we keep reading them.

Sadly, true! Also Motul*, phone autocorrect is annoying.

wlewisiii
March 12, 2012, 04:42 PM
Been using Break Free since I got in the Army in the early '80's. No reason to change.

Gtimothy
March 12, 2012, 07:50 PM
I am a CLP man myself. That said I am always looking for alternatives. Right now I am trying a mixture of 2 parts Mobile 1 and 1 part Marvel's Miracle Oil. That is some mighty slippery stuff.

I am also a fan of the old-fashioned, no-longer made, Gunslick black grease. I have a little tube and I use that to grease rails.
The one thing that I have gleaned from starting this thread is, there are LOTS of products and there is no best lubricant. That being said, I decided to try the Mobil 1 and Marvel Mystery Oil mix because I've used both before just never mixed together or on guns. I also used Gunslick Black grease a LONG time ago and had forgot about it. I ordered some Brownell's action lube plus because CZguy recommended it as a replacement when he could no longer find the Gunslick. I spent some time at two different gunsmiths today and asked them both if they had Breakfree CLP in stock...Neither of them did so I asked what they used and got two different answers Militec(?) at one shop and Strike Hold CLP at the other. The first shop was out of stock on Militec. The other shop had one bottle left of the Strike Hold...Now they have none! So far I'm impressed with the stuff and everything on line is positive...we'll see. Anyway, thanks again!

MutinousDoug
March 13, 2012, 12:09 AM
Grease, if the gun was designed before 1935-40 and oil if designed after1945-50. As long as you don't run it dry, you'll be fine.

This recommendation does not apply at temperatures below about -20f or in dusty mechanized convoy at any temperature; in which cases the gun should be fastidiously wiped clean (not dry).

ghostwn
March 13, 2012, 09:38 PM
I've gone over to "Frog Lube". This lube cleans, smells good, and you don't needs gloves to use it.

TenRingGuns.com
March 13, 2012, 11:13 PM
There is no one absolute perfect lube. I like Break Free products.

gotboostvr
March 14, 2012, 07:04 PM
I use molybdenum grease in all my rifles and shotguns (AR included) and they kept chugging along even when it got around the 0 degree mark this past winter on a excursion me and some buddies went on. My AR had been in sitting in the cold to acclimate it because I wanted to test to see if it worked in cold weather, no issues to report.

Pistols get Hoppe's lube, just because that's what I have on hand.

sgtstryker
March 14, 2012, 11:28 PM
I still use the Break Free CLP- cleaner lubricant penetrant- why mess with the best ?

dirtengineer
March 14, 2012, 11:36 PM
As others have said there is no "best", but I like the M-Pro 7 line of gun cleaners and lubricants.

http://www.mpro7.com/index.html
I like this stuff better than Breakfree.

skifast
March 15, 2012, 11:34 PM
I used to clean with brake cleaner and used an aluminum based grease(Moly Kote?) and ATF. It worked well. A month ago I switched over to Froglube. It seems to work well. However, what I like the most is that my wife lets me clean my guns at the kitchen table. It smells good and is a vegtable product.

The-Reaver
March 15, 2012, 11:35 PM
Jet Lube.

trex1310
March 15, 2012, 11:50 PM
3-In-1 Oil.

pittspilot
March 16, 2012, 12:38 AM
As others have said there is no "best", but I like the M-Pro 7 line of gun cleaners and lubricants.

http://www.mpro7.com/index.html

Another vote for M-Pro 7. Works just fine with the added bonus of not smelling up the house and annoying the wife.

opsman
March 16, 2012, 07:32 AM
We could debate the properties of each and go round and round, the best lubricant is the one that you find works the best for your individual need.

SilentStalker
March 16, 2012, 02:50 PM
Um, good old cheap synthetic wheel bearing grease. Apply liberally. The best stuff ever. You can shoot upwards of 3000+ rounds at a time with that stuff without a hitch...

Elkins45
March 16, 2012, 03:28 PM
I would NOT use Kroil for lube. Apart from the hazard of loosening your screws, it can easily cause contact dermatitis, eye pain, and if you get a good wiff of it more serious problems. Use gloves when you use it. Kroil is for loosening old rusty bolts, it is not for lubing firearms. No idea where people got the idea it was.

CLP works great and is a lot easier on skin.
I thought Kroil was a brand, not a specific product? I've seen their brochures and they market a ton of different solvents, lubricants and other products.

endebt
March 16, 2012, 07:57 PM
I have been using Lucas since it cqme out. It works in all my AR's. I carry a portted SA 45. I use a mixture of the lucas and tractor grease on slides and ware points. This mixture does not run in Texas heat or get stiff in the cold. All my friends use it and sware by it. The lucas is something i have been useing in trucks and tractor as long as i can remember. I am 67 years young and am not changes. I shoot every day have my own range here at ranch with targets to 550 yards. It works. Thanks and have a good evening.

r3825
March 18, 2012, 10:26 AM
Does anybody else use Gunzilla?

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