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  1. Doc Holliday45

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    Does anyone on here use dry lubricant on their firearms? I normally use break free and Rem oil but it’s a bit messy. For the ones that use dry lubricant what is you’re experience with it?
     
  2. sequins

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    Never tried it. I imagine the open reciprocation of a pistol slide would knock all the graphite you could pack in right back out pretty quick though...
     
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    A long time ago I tried Eezox on a tiny stainless pistol because it was recommended. Plenty of reports of it being good at keeping fouling light and easy to clean. But I never could warm up to it myself. There was something about the chemical nature of it - I could be wrong, but I just wasn't comfortable with it. Others have good results and are happy with it, so don't go by just me.

    I've been using common CLP for a very long time now, sometimes plain old hoppe's in the bore, and that's about it. I have found that a light application of CLP works fine for lube.

    Still have my can of Eezox, maybe i'll revisit it and try again.
     
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    I do use Hornady One Shot Cleaner/Lube with "DynaGlide Plus" which is described as a dry lubricant. I don't use it exclusively, so I can't say whether it will do everything you want. I do recommend trying it because it cleans ok and protects without leaving an oily residue.

    To add a little more: DynaGlide Plus is a dry film lubricant, not a powder like graphite, or molybdenum disulfide. Does anyone know what it really is? From the MSDS it's 60% hexane and then 20% "proprietary." The owner (Multimarketing Co., not Hornady) claims it is silicone and teflon free, and claim it is "vegetable based." I hope it's not just Pam again.
     
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    The only place I use it is on the inside of magazines. Usually after cleaning cosmoline out of surplus stuff
     
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    I clean with break free and use light coat of RemOil except in winter when I use Remington DriLube. Never had an issue. No reason it could not be used year rebound. That just gave me food for thought. Maybe I will use it year round. It sure is easy to use.
     
  7. Mr. Zorg

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    I don't know directly for firearms lubricant but in passenger car motor oils, plant based stuff are used for the esters. The hexane is a petroleum solvent used as a carrier which evaporates at a medium pace, for lack of a better general term. There are hexanes in the mix of motor gasoline. Hexanes have relatively low octane value so the solvent and other aliphatics market is where they're valued, but it's a low volume market relative to transportation fuels.

    The proprietary stuff falls under the trade secrets section of OSHA regulations, and I have no idea exactly what it is. Those that do most likely have a big penalty clause in their job slot along with no-compete restrictions after they leave employment.

    I'm still using vintage Outers gun oil left from the days I hunted with my father (1970's). I haven't had an itch to pursue anything else.
     
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    I've tried a couple of dry lube including Eezox but just could never get into it. I guess I'm just old but I need to see some lube to know it's there.
     
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    I've used One-shot on trigger assemblies myself wanting to lube/protect the assembly without attracting unwanted dirt and grime. Not my idea, just based on what I've read on what other people are doing. Seems to work pretty good but am definitely interested in what other method are out there.
     
  10. Doc Holliday45

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    Otis technology has a dry lubricant in an aerosol can and WD-40 also comes in a dry lube in an aerosol can.
     
  11. daniel craig

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    I used the Remington made dry lube with Teflon, was actually pretty good stuff. I moved away from it in favor of ballistol when I started worrying about toxicity blah blah blah.
     
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    I use Remington DriLube inside pretty much all mags, and as a primary lube for all my semi .22LRs because it doesn't hold and cake up with the fouling from those dirty pigs. I have been very happy with it for that role. Always stored in a safe with a goldenrod so rust is not a worry...I wouldn't expect it to protect from that much if it all.
     
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    I've used a pencil, to get the graphite into areas I didn't want to put grease or oil. Powdered dry lube has
    the drawback of not knowing if it's going to adhere to the surface you want lubed, I tend to rub it in, with a Q-tip,
    when I do use it.
     
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    I can definitely see the appeal of it during cold months, or in sandy/gritty conditions
     
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    I've had pretty good luck with Dupont "Dry-Lube" PTFE spray. Especially .22lr pistols. But it eventually gums up and is a PITA to get clean, but I keep using it on .22lr especially when shooting cheap bulk pack -- I love Break-Free CLP but it makes a "mud" with .22lr residue that gums things up worse. I generally can go a lot more rounds with the dry lube between take-downs. It really seems to shine on my .22lr AR.
     
  16. entropy

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    I used powdered graphite on my Rem. 742 when I hunted in 0 and below temps. It worked fine. I just ran my Mosins dry in real cold. They were born for cold weather use.
     
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    Eezox used to be my go to.They got bought up years ago and the formula was changed. I didn't like the new product. Been Remoil since for me.
     
  18. daniel craig

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    I run mine dry in the uber cold too. There aren’t many moving parts to them and I feel like it almost works better in the cold.
     
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    Militec 1
     
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    Another vote for Militec 1. Treated several rifles prior to deployment to Afghanistan with it years ago, they all ran well through that year+ long deployment. Wasn't a large sample size but I was happy with its performance in that dry/dusty/sandy environment.

    If I was going again that is what I would use, or lived in a dry place.
     
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  21. slickracer

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    I've had good luck with Remington Dri Lube on my 10-22s
     
  22. benEzra

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    Just don’t ever use graphite lubricant on an aluminum framed gun; graphite promotes corrosion on aluminum.
     
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    I've used it when living in the desert (WD-40 Dry Lube...PTFE) and had great results. Nice part is it does not attract and hold dust, sand, etc.
    I also use it on many trailer and vehicle parts.
     
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    I've been using various dry lubes for years, starting with Dri-Slide moly. It was a revelation at the time, but too messy to still use now. Hornady has one that worked well, but the solvent was nasty and had to be applied outside. I currently use White Lightning wax lube. The solvent is not too bad and it works well. I use it for magazines and semiauto 22s, which run very dirty.

    Bicyclists have the how to keep a chain lubed while not attracting dirt problem in spades. Go to a bike shop and you'll find a wide variety of dry lubes.
     
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    I tried it on a 10/22 several years ago. Not too long after I applied it I had a slight pop and a spewing sound and a lot of smoke came out of the ejection port one morning at the range. The rifle was slightly out of battery when it fired and the case ruptured at the base. It did have enough energy to get the bullet out of the barrel. The action was draggy when I operated it by hand so I put it away for the day. When I got home I disassembled the gun, cleaned it, and oiled it lightly with Mobil 1. I have never had another problem since. Use oil sparingly and things don't get gunky that quickly. By the way, I threw the dry lube in the trash after cleaning the gun.
     
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