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What do you lube your AR up with?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Mags, Dec 12, 2009.

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What do you use to lube your AR?

  1. Rem-Oil

    15 vote(s)
    9.3%
  2. Wheel Bearing Grease

    5 vote(s)
    3.1%
  3. Motor Oil

    8 vote(s)
    5.0%
  4. Slip 2000

    7 vote(s)
    4.3%
  5. Miltec-1

    5 vote(s)
    3.1%
  6. Milpro7

    3 vote(s)
    1.9%
  7. Hoppes

    11 vote(s)
    6.8%
  8. CLP

    83 vote(s)
    51.6%
  9. Other (Please state what you use)

    24 vote(s)
    14.9%
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  1. Mags

    Mags Member

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    What do you guys use to lube your ARs with, and how often do you have to do it during a long range session/training class?
     
  2. briansmithwins

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  3. Slamfire

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    I used light greases, that was not successful. Grease was hard to remove when cleaning.

    Oils, such as breakfree, Mobil 1, do a better job of dissolving the filth this design blows into its action. Oils wiped up quick and took the fouling with it.

    I like LSA in summer.

    This rifle is really not that sensitive to the type of oil used.

    Just keep it clean and lubricated and it will function.
     
  4. Welding Rod

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    I like Tetra oil.
     
  5. bomb dropper

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    clp thats all i need. Ive used some dry powder stuff that worked great but clp is the right price and I know it works
     
  6. as37692

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    Had to go with Miltec-1, I used it for the first time in Iraq back in 2005. Since then it's been the only oil I've used on any of my firearms.
     
  7. happygeek

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    I've put a light coat of CLP on the outside of the bolt carrier before firing 1800 rounds at a range with zero malfunctions. Used the same method the day prior and put about 1200 rounds through it with one malfunction, and that was due to a faulty mag. Spent 3 hours plus the 3rd day cleaning the thing.
     
  8. peck1234

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    Mobil 1 and Break Free FTW!
     
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  9. Coronach

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    My duty gun (an M16A1 that is older than me with a deactivated funswitch) is run on Mobil 1. The ordies have a couple hundred guns in service at this point, thousands of rounds through each, and they all run fine.

    Mike
     
  10. Float Pilot

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    Float Pilot's Cold Weather Firearms Lube Test.
    Negative 10 to Negative 25 F. Using Bushmaster AR15 5.56mm and Stag A5 6.8mm



    In order of effectiveness on AR platforms


    Tetra Gun lube: Adheres to bolt carrier. Very slick

    FP10 shooters choice Super slick, works to 65 below zero. Best on bolt action rifles

    G96 clp Works at 50 below, thin, but leaves coating


    Penn Synthetic Reel Oil P/N 92340 Very Fluid, Extremely slippery

    Marvel Mystery Oil Very fluid, Very slippery

    3 in 1 Oil Fairly fluid, somewhat slippery

    LPS-2 Fairly Fluid, somewhat slippery

    Klean-Bore Formula 3 Some separation, fairly fluid, somewhat slippery

    Tri-Flow Separated, does not adhere or film on metal

    Break-Free Separated, somewhat tacky and semi syrup like

    Mil-Tech Thick, somewhat tacky, syrup like

    Outers Gun Oil Very thick syrup. Tacky

    Mil spec MIL4-46000c Lube Oil Separated, some was in thick jell state.

    Rem Oil Thick jell, tacky

    Boe Shield T-9 Thick Jell, tacky

    Corrosion X HD Thick jell, tacky

    Ballistol very thick jell. Separation

    Exxon Elite 20-50 Syn Av Oil Very Thick, glue like

    AeroShell 15-50 Semi Syn Av Oil Very thick, glue like
     
  11. Maverick223

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    FP, looks like Marvel's is the best bet, as it is pretty cheap and works pretty well in cold climates.

    :)
     
  12. lowracer

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    Bacon Grease. There's absolutely nothing like bacon grease for lubing firearms. I use it on everything from my Garand to my AR. Smells great too.
     
  13. Big Russ

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    Bacon grease? Really? Never would've thought of that... I've been using Rem Oil for the longest time on all my guns.
     
  14. Maverick223

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    Especially in cold weather where it becomes bacon jelly or bacon glue. :neener:
     
  15. 41magsnub

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    CLP here, it is what I used in the Army and it is what I use now.
     
  16. CTW

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    Mostly clp. I dont see any reason to change something that works.
     
  17. taliv

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    the reason to change from CLP is it doesn't C L or P well.

    If i was a collector, i'd certainly want something that gave more P
    as a shooter that likes to go through a lot of rounds in a session, I need something that does a much better job of L, like machine gunner's lube or slip2000.
    Its C powers are a joke, not that i C my guns very often


    edit: hey floatpilot, i'd like to hear how slip2000 works up there. give it a try if you get an opportunity
     
  18. Quentin

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    Rem Oil here, when I run out I'll give one of the others a try. Honestly WD-40 worked great for me for many years in the hot AZ desert.

    Thanks for your cold weather test, Float Pilot! Do you have any normal temperature opinions on some of the better performing oils you listed?
     
  19. Janos Dracwlya

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    I use Ballistol, the same thing I use on all my other guns.
     
  20. matrem

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    Hmm..
    Come to think about it, I always used mineral spirits or brake cleaner with it for the C part.
    Usually used synthetic motor oil or Butch's gun oil with it for the L part.
    Would rather not talk about how bad I can be at the P part..
    Hmmm.
    I may need to rethink that CLP thing!
     
  21. Float Pilot

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    Tetra gun lubricant. You shake it up first and it is fairly thick looking. It stays on the parts of things like machine gun and semi auto just fine. I have used it in a temps from 90 above to 40 below zero F.

    It smells weird, like the inside of a wet car trunk...but that is about the only downside.

    Shooters choice FP10 is a close second. It creeps better and is good for things like an issue M9 pistol, or for things like sight adjustment assemblies.

    I bought some large containers of both and then used some old mini Tabasco sauce bottles (from MREs) so I could have some good lube in my tiny M4 pistol grip cleaning kit.
     
  22. RonE

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    I use WD-40 and LSA (lubricating, semi liquid, arms) I still have a couple of bottles left over from Viet Nam.
     
  23. c919

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    Mobil1 and the rails get greased.
     
  24. sarduy

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    i voted "Other"

    i use WD-40 to clean it and then i use Mobil-1 synthetic oil on the bolt.

    it works just fire...
     
  25. Maverick223

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    So the AR isn't self-lubricating? I mean it is "self-cleaning"...I figured it must self-lube too. :D :neener:
     
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