Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by pippin53, Nov 18, 2013.
For cleaning, I use Outers Foaming Bore Cleaner for barrels---a foam stays put instead of running out, and as a result seems to work faster---and Hoppe's No. 9 for any powder fouling that hasn't already been fluidized by Mobil 1 (rarely needed).
M Pro 7 cleaner cleans dirty guns extremely well, but will leave them squeaky clean, so re-lubing with something is a must. For a complete break down and cleaning I really like it. It is just a very concentrated soap.
Slip 2000 oil is hard to beat. Many do a good job though.
I don't reload(yet), but always have taken 6mmbr with a grain of salt, since they are perpetuating that 308/7.62x51 psi difference stupidity:
You'd think they, of all people, should be able to get it right. But I digress.
How does Eezox work as a lubricant? Is it pleasant, and how costly is it?
Luckily most guns don't use colorfully anodized type II coated aluminum (with the exception of race guns perhaps) but its a concern to keep in mind.
I'll note that I like some grease on my charging handle, makes manipulation feel a bit smoother. I have been warned of getting it near the gas tube so I take care in its application near it.
I use 5W-30 because that's what I use in my car, and it works great...thicker than Rem Oil and lasts much longer before drying out. I put some in an old Rem Oil bottle and apply it with a Q-tip.
One caveat---Mobil 1 is not the best choice for protecting the exterior surfaces, because the properties that make it a good lubricant make it messy on the outsides of things...it stays wet and oily and gets on everything the gun touches. I usually use Rem Oil or Hoppes Elite for wiping down exteriors.
Lubri-Plate, lithium grease for high stress areas.
Lots of hot water, soap and compressed dry air.
RemOil,WD40,3in1 oil for lube and moisture protection.
All are readily available at reasonable prices.
For lubrication I usually go for a mix that an old National Guard armorer told me about 20+ years ago. It's two parts ATF, one part Mobil 1 and one part STP. It is truly great stuff: penetrating and yet really clingy too. For auto pistol slides I'm still working on using up the little sample pot of Militec 1 they sent me 15 years ago. I've gotten so much use out of it that i have promised I will actually buy something from them one day when the sample finally runs out.
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