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Recommnded Gun Lubricants?

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

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  1. Ky Larry

    Ky Larry Member

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    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.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

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    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.

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  3. Whacked

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    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
     
  4. esheato

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    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.
     
  5. grumpy66

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    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.
     
  6. AZ_Rebel

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    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.
     
  7. 22-rimfire

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    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.
     
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  8. Esoxchaser

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

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    Eezox and EWL.
     
  10. TreeDoc

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    Break free for a few years, finally ran out. Changing to Ballisto
     
  11. 2nd 41

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    TriFlow. Best all around lube I ever used.
     
  12. TrueTexan

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    Okay I'll be the one, I use Frog Lube it has worked great on all my guns for over a year. I don't get any complaints from the better half about smell when I clean the guns in my office/cave. :)
     
  13. Warp

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    I already said that I use and like FrogLube. ;)
     
  14. Slamfire

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    Automotive lubricants are the cheapest and best for the money lubricants you can find.

    Not so good for rust prevention, takes special additives for that, if you want long term rust prevention you need to use RIG grease. CLP is a short term rust preventative, I have never tested CLP and Automotive oils to compare rust prevention but I will bet someone has.
     
  15. HARV6

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    Ballistol for general cleaning, and putting a light film on parts with a rag to keep them from rusting. When I need more lubrrication than that, I use Valvoline full synthetic 20w-50 dispensed from an empty contact solution bottle.
     
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    Yeah, but you don't get 32 - 4oz bottles for free, much less the printing, packaging, labor, shipping ... And whatever else is involved for free ... Which is why it would be cheaper by the gallon if you can buy it that way!
     
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    I recently began using Gunzilla and I am sold on it. It cleans better than Breakfree CLP and is non toxic. For oil, I like Slip 2000 EWL.
     
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    I used to use CLP, now I use Mr Berryhills wonder lube.
     
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    Ballistol and Marvel Mystry Oil, here. I keep a bit of graphite powder and black gear lube on hand for the machine shop and will use a dab on the slides of the semiautos.

    Pops
     
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    I use a 50:50 mix of transmission fluid and 10W-30 synthetic oil. Works great for me!
     
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    I've only used Wilson's synthetic oil and cleaner .. I don't clean my guns often though a syringe set lasts me about 3 years.. Give or take and I own about 22 rifles.. And a single .22 handgun
     
  22. jon_in_wv

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    I stated I use Mobile 1 Motor Oil on my guns and have for years. Some have mentioned using grease. I do not recommend any grease on firearms. I oil my weapons with a very light coat. Most people over oil rather than use to little. Extra oil and especially grease traps all the carbon and grit it comes in contact with rather than letting it blow or migrate out of the weapon. Drop a dry weapon in the sand, shake it off and the sand falls away. Cover that same weapon in oil or grease and see how much more sticks to the weapon instead of falling away. I understand some guns, like some 1911s, like to run "wetter" to run properly and I would recommend cleaning them more often to get all the crap out of them but in general less is more with firearms.
     
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    Depends on the gun.

    For an AR15/M4 type rifle, more lube is better. A lot of people under-lube.

    Wet sand cycles easier than dry sand.
     
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    If you have never heard that before, you have never looked into it before.

    On an M4/AR15 type rifle, more lube is better.

    You can go by some manual from nearly 30 years ago if you want, but that wont' change anything.
     
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