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Recommnded Gun Lubricants?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by G11354, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. Warp

    Warp Well-Known Member

    It doesn't take much lube to run a Glock or revolver...and a gallon is a LOT of lube, even when running ARs.

    Lube is way, WAY down the list of expenses for the shooting hobby.
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2012
  2. 1 old 0311-1

    1 old 0311-1 member

    If it rolls I use CLP, or Mobil 1. If it slides RIG Universal Grease.
  3. ZGunner

    ZGunner Well-Known Member

    I use Remoil and Break Free CLP. I prefer CLP for internal moving parts and Remoil for external stuff. I feel that the CLP is better suited for long term storage.
  4. KAS1981

    KAS1981 Well-Known Member

    I've been using Ballistol for cleaning, and synthetic motor oil for lube. Recently I decided to just use Ballistol for the lube, as well. My Sig 1911, which has a really tight slide/frame fit, ran just fine.

    I think folks tend to over think the whole gun lube thing. I've been guilty of it, as well.
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    I know it's not really a lube per se but you know that guy Hickok45 on utoobe? He uses about a can of Balistol per gun when he cleans one, which is probably every time he shoots one.. he's done multiple cleaning videos and he usually is blasting an empty can or two in many of his videos.
    I just thought that was kinda interesting in an odd way.
  6. jimmyraythomason

    jimmyraythomason Well-Known Member

  7. Ehtereon11B

    Ehtereon11B internet infantryman

    Depends on the cleaning. I use Breakfree CLP for most jobs because its cheaper and available in more places. For deeper cleanings I use G96 triple action. Harder to find and more expensive.
  8. littleguns223

    littleguns223 Well-Known Member

    Kroil oil for cleaning up after shooting. CLP and Motor Kote for all my internal moving parts.
  9. ghitch75

    ghitch75 Well-Known Member

  10. Steve H

    Steve H Well-Known Member

    I like Lucas also but the container/dispenser it comes in is awful.
  11. Ky Larry

    Ky Larry Well-Known Member

    My grandfather used Singer Sewing Machine oil on his Winchester Model-12 shotgun for over 50 years. My uncle has this shotgun now and still uses Singer oil on it and it still runs fine. Keep your guns clean and lubed with the products of your choice. They all work.
  12. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf member

    I use all kinds of old containers for different oils.
    One of my favorite is a contact lens cleaner (girlfriend).. just pry the cap off and snap back down.

  13. Whacked

    Whacked Well-Known Member

    Funny you mention that.
    Singer Sewing Machines made the .50 Cal we had on our ship (USS Stein FF 1065)

    I use CLP for the most part. I've tried others but always seem to come back to CLP

    For my black powder, I use a Ballistol/water mix
  14. esheato

    esheato Well-Known Member

    FP-10 for darn near everything. The sole exception is EWL for the AR in the oil category. Grease is used only on bolt action lugs. RIG fox exterior protection.
  15. grumpy66

    grumpy66 Well-Known Member

    Been using the same tub of Mystic JT6 high-temp bearing grease on my M1a, M1 Garand, FAL, 1911's and AK's for years.

    I use Lubriplate assembly lube on AR-type weapons.
  16. AZ_Rebel

    AZ_Rebel Well-Known Member

    10W30 and ATF mixed 50/50. Use sparingly. Grease of any kind has no business on a carry gun - it attracts and hold dust and lint. We see pistols come in weekly so gummed up with grease that they won't function.
  17. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire Well-Known Member

    Small question... Breakfree CLP... does it ever go bad if not used?

    Added: Answer after searching the internet sources: Manufacturer says it has about a 6-month shelf life. Which probably means it has at least double that. If it thickens, you are probably loosing the volatiles.
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2012
  18. Esoxchaser

    Esoxchaser Well-Known Member

    I use Quantum Hot Sauce, both the grease and the oil on my firearms.
  19. powderx

    powderx Well-Known Member

    Eezox and EWL.
  20. TreeDoc

    TreeDoc Well-Known Member

    Break free for a few years, finally ran out. Changing to Ballisto

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