Lubricants Viscosity Aviation and Automo

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Gator Weiss, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    I have MP-7, Slip 2000, Gun Butter, and Lucas. Rem Oil a long time ago, and it is still good stuff, just doesn't seem to last as long.
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  2. hdwhit

    hdwhit Member

    Nov 16, 2015
    Salem, AR

    Needlessly so.

    While there may be some exception, the manual for EVERY gun I have ever bought has said that it should be lubricated and protected from deterioration by a "high quality firearms oil".

    In short, everyone seeking an alternative to a "standard gun oil" is violating the directions in the manual and potentially voiding their warranty. STOP PLAYING GAMES WITH GUN MAINTENANCE. Follow the instructions given in the manual that accompanied your firearm. If you do, then 93 out of 100 times you will choose a "high quality firearms oil" (which, in other words is, 3 IN ONE oil or its private label equivalent).

    As I have posted separately meany times before, I have the unique experience of having had to have left guns in a garage in Texas for 20+ years with nothing more than a good oiling with Sears Household Oil (plus grease on the top of the Mini-14's barrel under the handguard) and the guns suffered ZERO deterioration.

    Other preservatives may equal that experience, but I doubt it did so for $0.12 per ounce.

    There's no point in spending a lot of money on gun preservatives - unless, of course, you're trying to "one-up" your neighbor on how exotic your gun oil is and how much you're willing to pay for it.

    But then, P.T. Barnum already addressed that mentality.
  3. RavenTai

    RavenTai Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    In all the corrosion tests I have seen engine oil performs pretty poorly, there are some corrosion inhibitors in engine oil but not nealy as much as a good gun oil.
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