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Cheap gun grease question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Readyrod, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Readyrod

    Readyrod Well-Known Member

    I've heard a lot of people say that 10w30 is a great all purpose gun oil; cheap and available. Anybody have any suggestions for an equivalent grease? I'm thinking cheap and available here.
    Thanks all.
  2. col.lemat

    col.lemat Well-Known Member

    That's what my dad used for years 30 wt. applied with a shaveing brush. His guns did not rust and seemed to work ok. My self Im a WD40 man displaces water and sprays into the hard to reach places.
  3. Armed 24/7

    Armed 24/7 Well-Known Member

    I use the high temp moly grease from wal mart. A tube of it will last forever and it's sticky enough to stay in place pretty well. The expensive gun grease that they sell does not do anything better IMO.
  4. dragon813gt

    dragon813gt Well-Known Member

    WD40 is not a lubricant. It will also leaves some buildup behind as it evaporates. It's designed to disperse water. There is no way I'd ever use it on any of my firearms. Especially in places like a trigger assembly.

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  5. Mosin Bubba

    Mosin Bubba Well-Known Member

    What's wrong with Hoppe's 9?
  6. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam


    It is bore cleaner?

    Not grease or oil.

  7. Vaarok

    Vaarok Well-Known Member

    I've used motor oil, tractor grease, automatic transmission fluid, and graphite. All work as lubricants.
  8. jungle

    jungle Well-Known Member

  9. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Well-Known Member

    I like white lithium grease(when I use grease which is rare) but "wheel bearing" grease is just fine. I too use WD-40,10w30 oil as well as a 30w/STP oil treatment mixed 50/50. Unless used in extreme heat,cold or wet environments just about ANY lubricant will do.
  10. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Any moly or lith wheel bearing grease is cheap and works fine.
  11. Highland Ranger

    Highland Ranger Well-Known Member

    WD 40 will gum up trigger assemblies over time and does not reliably prevent rust over time.

    I use the mil pro 7 stuff - stopped a problem with an old blued shotgun that was surface rusting. No more rust.

    Also keeps guns in ready to fire condition.

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  12. Deltaboy

    Deltaboy Well-Known Member

    I use Mobil red synthetic high temp grease. I got the tub 8 years ago and I hardly made a dent in it. I used Q-tips to apply the grease on my guns and a syringe for tight spots.
  13. ball3006

    ball3006 Well-Known Member

    I bought an 8 oz tube of Militec grease. That should be a lifetime supply for me. For a lube, I use LPS2/Breakfree. Both dry after wipedown and are excellent rust preventers.....Don't use WD40, it will gum up the works from the sticky residue it leaves behind.....chris3
  14. Neo-Luddite

    Neo-Luddite Well-Known Member

  15. HOOfan_1

    HOOfan_1 Well-Known Member

    WD40 works fine on the outside of guns as a rust preventative. There are probably hundreds of thousands of people using it every day....but no, it isn't a lubricant.
  16. bill97222

    bill97222 Active Member

    I use the Walmart high temp moly grease and have had no problems.

    I also use WD-40, but not as a lubricant. It's more of a solvent and I use it to clean anything made of metal.

    For oil, I've been using 5W-20 full synthetic motor oil and had no troubles.

    I'd love to give you all a reason why I use 5W-20?... but the truth is that I read a couple of posts on the internet years ago and that's what they were using.

    I do have some CLP and some Rem Oil and some fancy gun grease... I just haven't found it necessary to use them much.
  17. jaysouth

    jaysouth Well-Known Member

    Mobile One, synthetic oil is my oil of choice. A quart will last a lifetime. It was 3 bucks when I bought my quart 20 years ago. There is enough left for another 20 years.

    The grease that I use on rails of semi auto pistols in a white lithium grease. A lifetime supply can be had for a couple of bucks.

    ATF is a great cleaner.
  18. hotajax

    hotajax member

    Cheap Gun Grease

    How much are your guns worth? How much is a can of GOOD oil that lubricates and protects? How much oil are you using, anyway?
  19. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Well-Known Member

    Name an oil that DOESN'T lubricate and protect. I dare say your car engine is worth more than any gun you have. Basic engine oils protect them very well and they have MUCH CLOSER tolerances and endure much harsher operational forces.
  20. Readyrod

    Readyrod Well-Known Member

    I use WD40 for bike chains and parts and cleaning metal parts. I agree that in the long run it tends to gum things up. As for the 10W30 I just like the idea of buying a quart of cheap oil and have it last me a lifetime. I was just thinking the same for grease. Looks like the wheel bearing stuff is good.

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