gun oil


February 12, 2003, 09:11 PM
I just wanted to find out what folks use on their guns. First I will apologize for whichever favorites I left off. If there were more than twelve options I would have added "other". I did it as a poll so the people who were adamant wouldn’t drown out the merely satisfied. I would also like to know of any lubrication failures. I suspect that most oils are at least adequate until they dry up. I would like to hear of any particular product that was not even adequate.
Thanks, griz

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February 12, 2003, 09:22 PM
FP-10, period.

February 12, 2003, 09:23 PM
I prefer Breakfree on all of my toys.. But, i have a can of Rem-oil floating around that I use from time to time..:)

February 12, 2003, 09:26 PM
BreakFree on everything.

Gila Jorge
February 12, 2003, 09:28 PM
Use what machinists use: LPS3 for preservative oil; Rig for gun grease; and, WD40 as a solvent in addition to Hoppes or Barnes juices.

February 12, 2003, 09:32 PM
Breakfree mostly. Hoppes oil for knives & such.

Hoppes grease is good too.

February 12, 2003, 09:52 PM
i use breakfree

February 12, 2003, 09:58 PM
Automatic transmission fluid. Great stuff, made for high temperatures and friction, and does a wonderful job on firearms.

February 12, 2003, 10:11 PM
I've been really happy w/ the Militec. Started using the stuff 1 1/2 year ago & so far, so good.

J Miller
February 12, 2003, 10:38 PM

I use Industrial PCL. It is a semi synthetic made by the Breakfree company. Works great. Imposible to find retail though, I had to order my last bottle from Breakfree.
I am going to try Remington Dri Lube in my .22 Magazines next time I shoot it.

Mike Irwin
February 12, 2003, 11:05 PM
Without a slot for "Other," I'm not voting.

February 12, 2003, 11:55 PM
Mobil one....

February 13, 2003, 02:02 AM
FP-10, all the way! Used to be a CLP man but since using FP-10, there is no comparison.

Folks really use WD-40 on guns? Does that work? Guess it's better than dry. :confused:

February 13, 2003, 02:11 AM
Break Free CLP all the way!!! Sure stinks and I heard it causes cancer, but it keeps my guns running flawlessly in below zero weather.

What is FP-10?

Ala Dan
February 13, 2003, 02:13 AM
BreakFree CLP

Best Wishes,
Ala Dan, N.R.A. Life Member

February 13, 2003, 03:01 AM
What is FP-10?

I use BreakFree and Militec-1

But I've not tried FP-10.


February 13, 2003, 03:03 AM
Thank you Goldenloki, but I could have found that easily enough myself with a simple Google search. :D

What I'm really interested in is people telling me why FP-10 is better than Break Free CLP in their experience. :)

February 13, 2003, 03:10 AM
Kleenbore Formula 3

Kahr carrier
February 13, 2003, 08:06 AM
Breakfree ,Dont like WD-40 as it is water based.

February 13, 2003, 08:08 AM
BreakFree for cleaning, sometimes use Hoppes solvent too.

Ballistol, Rem Oil, or CorrosionX for wherever I want a little extra lubrication or protection.

El Tejon
February 13, 2003, 08:14 AM
SLI for carry; Kellube for storage or skuling.

Whatever just keep it fresh, and keep it real.:D

February 13, 2003, 08:42 AM
I'm a little surprised FP-10 isn't getting more votes. Maybe George needs to do a rerun of his sampler giveaway. It's great stuff. That said, I'm still using up the Breakfree I have on the shelf for coating firearms before they go into storage and I still use Tetra grease on my Garands, but for firearm applications where an oil is required for lube, I've switched to FP-10 exclusively.

February 13, 2003, 08:47 AM
I use Hoppes right now. Maybe I should be useing something else?

February 13, 2003, 08:48 AM
No Hoppe's on the poll??

February 13, 2003, 09:11 AM
Lithium grease (NLGI Grade 4) on the slide rails, Mobil 1 15W-50 on all other moving parts.


February 13, 2003, 10:50 AM
Shooters Choice to clean......FP-10 to lube and protect. Beats the heck out of Breakfree.

February 13, 2003, 11:06 AM

February 13, 2003, 11:31 AM
Breakfree for the guns. Rem oil for the knives.

February 13, 2003, 11:33 AM
Sorry I left out Hoppes.In hind sight it looks like I would have done better to have left off Eezox and included Hoppes. Should I change it or have most of the Hoppes users already voted?

FWIW, I came up with the choices by searching TFL and THR and those were the ones mentioned the most. I have only used four of them.

I am learning a bit from this. I exspected Breakfree to have a big following but the FP 10 has more users than I would have guessed. I might have to try some.

February 13, 2003, 01:46 PM
George was kind enough to send me a free sample and I've never looked back. Sure 'slicks' things up nicely. Also, I really do like the smell.

Silver Bullet
February 13, 2003, 02:03 PM
Break Free CLP all the way!!! Sure stinks
I switched from Eezox to Breakfree because I couldn't stand the smell of the Eezox !

I use Mpro for cleaning.

Good poll. These kinds of threads are very useful for gleaning knowledge from the aggregate experience (Huh ? Wish I knew what that meant :) ).

I learned a lot on TFL about cleaners, lubricants, and preservatives from these kinds of threads.

Larry Ashcraft
February 13, 2003, 02:17 PM
FP10. Great stuff, and cheaper than Breakfree too.

February 13, 2003, 02:23 PM
for years along with CLP and a graphite grease and rig. Just got a sample of Miltec oil and grease and they are really great stuff. Got a sample of FP-10 and it is very good too....chris3

February 13, 2003, 04:21 PM
I am currently in the Breakfree research mode. Been using it for about a year with great results.

Dave Markowitz
February 13, 2003, 05:09 PM
On my modern guns I use automatic transmission fluid or Shooter's Choice grease. On my black powder guns I use Ox-Yoke Wonder Lube (T/C Bore Butter is the same thing). I plan to try Ballistol on my BP guns, though.

February 13, 2003, 05:30 PM
I mostly use Breakfree. Also use Hoppe's for cleaning. Use automotive synthetic moly-grease on things such as slide rails, wear-points. The moly-grease was $2.00 for a 1lb. can. Excellent results so far.

February 13, 2003, 07:43 PM
Break-free is OK. I prefer "Snake Oil" from Dillon.

EEzox gave me skin growths that combined the less attractive aspects of calluses & warts.:barf: No fooling!Good - but not that good - lubricant, tho...:neener:

Detachment Charlie
February 13, 2003, 08:21 PM
Break Free.
Have wanted to try FP-10 because of all the good things I hear about it. But none of the shops around here carry it.:confused:

Standing Wolf
February 13, 2003, 09:12 PM
I've been using Remington Oil and Hoppe's #9 for thirty-odd years.

February 13, 2003, 09:16 PM

February 13, 2003, 09:20 PM
No Hoppes #9????:what:

That's not a poll, that's...that's...BLASPHEMY!

Oh, wait, you mean on your guns. I thought you meant as a cologne.

Never mind.:neener:

February 13, 2003, 10:02 PM

Red Label
February 13, 2003, 11:15 PM
How about Sheath for just oiling up the outside. To me that stuff is like the final touch after the cleaning is all done and the smell is like nothing else!:D

February 14, 2003, 12:00 AM
I use sperm wale oil.

It's the very best.

And it's as anti-PC as you can get.

February 14, 2003, 01:00 AM
It took a lot of years to find something better than Breakfree.

That something better is FP-10.;)

(Thanks, George)

February 14, 2003, 01:17 AM
Hoppes Fluid grease for allmost everthing.White lithium grease on the FN's

February 14, 2003, 04:04 AM
FP-10 I used Break free since 1982 in the Corps
I tried the FP-10 a few months ago and the increase in lubricity is immediately noticable and it cleans better as well it really is a superior product and Break Free is good stuff

February 14, 2003, 04:05 AM
FP-10 I used Break free since 1982 in the Corps
I tried the FP-10 a few months ago and the increase in lubricity is immediately noticable and it cleans better as well it really is a superior product and Break Free is good stuff

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