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Best gun oil

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Carbon_15, Jul 20, 2006.

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  1. Carbon_15

    Carbon_15 Member

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    What is the best lubricating gun oil. I have never liked break-free because it wont stay put. I have been using Wilson Ultima-lube for a few years now but I'm running out and they don't sell it in my area. What is a good medium viscosity oil that will STAY WHERE YOU PUT IT..

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  2. LAK

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    I use Tetra Gun products - especially the grease and lube oil. There are some oils which are claimed to "stay put" etc, but I have yet to actually use one. I suggest doing a forum keyword search like "best gun oil", best gun lube" etc. You'll get enough reading to keep you busy for a week :)

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  3. ugaarguy

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    I kid you not, get some Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil. It's made for lubricating parts with much tighter fit and much higher heat & stress than guns - vehicle engines. I recently switched to it and I'm very pleased. If you cant find a motor oil thats heavy enough to stick like you want try a good synthetic gear oil like what would be used in your vehicle's differential(s). Wanting something that stays on slide rails better I'll be trying Lucas Oil Stabilizer soon, and will post the results if anyone is interested. Anyway, even the Lucas Products stuff is cheap compared to "gun" oil and you get enought to last forever for just a few bucks.
     
  4. dmckean44

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    I've also been using Mobil 1 and have been pleased with the results. And on rifles where I need grease I use synthetic grease intended for use in CV joints. I figure if it can take care of greasing CV joints it can take care of anything.
     
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    Mobil 1. It will keep a $90,000 Ferrari engine going, also works well on my 10/22:evil:
     
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    I use a little daub of...

    ...bacon grease.:what: Yes bacon grease.:confused: It's slick as a whistle and smells good to boot. Speaking of boots, spread a bit on the seams and your boots are waterproofed.:scrutiny: Some folks use oil, but oil runs.:banghead: Bacon grease stays where you put it, and if by chance your bullet hits a game animal...well, that meat is already half seasoned, (just add pepper), and you're ready to cook.:eek: Speaking of cooking, if your hunting trip lasts over night, just scrape off a bit of grease from the gun for the skillet in the morning and fry those eggs...and bacon...after all you'll need some more gun lube.:D
     
  8. JesseL

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    Isn't bacon grease also going to contain a lot of salt? I'd watch out for that causing corrosion.
     
  9. MisterPX

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    For lube, I'm sold on Miltec.
     
  10. nico

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    Mobil 1 would probably work fine in a Ferrari, but they recommend Shell Helix Ultra;) .

    If I were going to use a motor oil, I'd take a hard look at Red Line. It can be had in weights of up to 20w60 and is $7/qt. + S&H from myoilshop.com. It's ester based, so the molecules will adhere to metal better than most other synthetics.

    I've heard great things about specialty formulations' products, but have no firsthand experience.

    Now that I think of it, I'll probably try one of the above when I use up the bottle of BreakFree that I have.
     
  11. The Cavalry

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    Pizza grease!

    (anyone else watch that old Stallone movie "Cobra"?)
     
  12. redneckdan

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    I use moly based automotive grease.
     
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    i like several, purple oil, found at some car lube places, mobil 1, i use moly grease, very spareingly, i also like dura lube , a synthetic grease, haven't tried the lucas oil yet, but did use their power steering stuff, and it works better than they say for leakage. also i would imagine a gear oil, sythetic , in the 90/140 class would also be good.
     
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    Mobil 1. Cant be beat. One quart lasts a LONG time.
     
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    CLP or FP-10
     
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    I haven't been using it very long but it seems to work very well. Somebody at work told me about it. He has been using it on all of his guns for over 7 years and hasn't had any problems. It's called LPS2. It is an Industrial strength lubricant and you can buy it at Grainger. You might be able to buy it at Lowes or Home Depot also. Even though it is industrial strength it is light weight.
     
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    I'm partial to Bore Butter, myself. Shows up real nice on the metal, lubes nice, doesn't drip, and I have it for my blackpowder shooting, so I don't have to buy anything else.

    My choke tubes get greased with high temp automotive grease ($2 a pound, instead of $6 an ounce:D )
     
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    once my supply of LSA dries up, i'll switch to that hot new CLP technology :)

    i use different oil on different guns though.
     
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    It's Mobile1 for me! I use 5W/30 to lube my gun's, door hinges & about anything else I can think of. Started using it on my slot cars & fishing reel's & it just grew from that. I do like to lube the slide's on my semi-automatics with 75/90 Mobile1 gear lube. It stay's put & dosen't make a mess.:)
     
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    :) To each his own. I've found Ballistol to be excellent for cleaning D-6 polymer frame guns. (Glock, H&K, XD, etc.)

    Smells great, cuts the crud, and is completely non-toxic. Won't hurt your leather, eithers! ;)

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  21. OldSchooler

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    This was asked recently and the outcome was interesting. In summary, the government did a test for alternative gun cleaners and lubricants. The results were:
    The best alternative cleaner for small arms is Automatic Transmission Fluid. The best lubricant is 20W synthetic motor oil.
     
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    I use Eezox because rust is more of a concern for me. Both of my hard chrome P7s have rusted in the Houston humidity with FP-10.
     
  23. frank c

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    G-96 for me.I see alot of gunsmiths useing it.coobie:)
     
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    I make my own. I use equal parts synthetic motor oil, synthetic automatic transmission fluid and add a little mineral spirits to thin to taste. It cleans and lubes.
     
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    I brought home a gallon jug of break free from my arms room in Germany. (The unit was shutting down, they were going to throw it away.) I've never had reason to dislike it. Of course, I still have half a gallon, and when your primary tool available is a hammer, all your problems start to look like nails.

    I had seen in other threads where people were using motor oil, and a couple of things come to mind, help me out here. I asked but didn't get a response, (Or it was so far back in the post list I don't want to find it.) in the G.I. manual I was using to maintain my M1A, it said motor oil could be used as a substitute for G.I. rifle lube oil (this was a circa 1958 manual) in emergencies only, and to strip it off and use the recommended lube asap. Acknowledging, just about anyone with practical mechanical knowledge can probably outthink the army on this one, why would they recommend against it, and why do I want to use motor oil in something that gets FAR less use and lower temperatures than my engines? (I have plenty of Mobil 1 synthetic 5w30, it's what I use in both my cars.)
     
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