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. BIGRETIC

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    I use mil-comm tw25b...works for me!
     
  2. Uncle Mike

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    hehehehehe...nice, Mav!

    Protection against rust...Brownell's 'Polar Active Rust Preventive No.2'... Wont gel until reeeeeally cold, neutralizes acids, salts, caustics. Has a high evaporation point.

    Lube.... Hot and wet...Teff-Gel 'Thin' Lube, or synthetic gear oil.

    Lube.... Cold and wet...Depending on the temperature, from Teff-Gel Thin to synthetic gear lube to Marvel Mystery, Lube Kroil, Militec-1.
     
  3. rskent

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    Breakfree CLP to clean LP to lube
    No problem

    Steve
     
  4. lefteyedom

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    What ever is on the dipstick will do. There is better but when push comes to shove and you need lube.
     
  5. RX-178

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    I use Rem Oil or CLP, whichever I can get cheaper when I need to stock back up. I might just be drinking the koolaid, but I do think the teflon coating it leave when it dries makes a difference.
     
  6. Brian Dale

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    I've been using CLP. I'll probably switch to Mobil 1, or to the automatic transmission fluid that I use on my other guns. I clean it with Hoppe's and copper solvent before I lubricate it anyway. Thanks for posting this stuff, guys.
     
  7. nyresq

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    Mobil 1 V-Twin 20-50w synthetic for everything... Clp burns off to easy when it gets hot...
     
  8. Z-Michigan

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    I use a combination.

    Metal surfaces initially coated with Boeshield T-9, allowed to dry completely, just a thin coating mostly for corrosion protection.

    FP-10 is my main lubricant for the gun, used on all areas except below.

    I use an NLGI #1 grease on the bottom of the carrier (where it hits the hammer), on the hammer, and usually but not always on the little rails on the bottom of the carrier. I use the same grease at the trigger/hammer interface when assembling a gun.

    This combination works well for me and is what I like. However, FP-10 alone would also do a very good job, and was the only thing I used to use.
     
  9. Walkalong

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    Slip2000 for AR & AK lubing for shooting. Excellent stuff. Adheres well, migrates well, protects from friction well, works well when dirty & lasts a long time.
     
  10. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Other: Bacon Grease!
     
  11. Uncle Mike

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    You know what else works great....Opossum fat!
     
  12. Walkalong

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    Bear fat is better. :D
     
  13. SSN Vet

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    CLP....

    isn't it kind of what it was made for...
     
  14. Mags

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    Your AK needs lube? :)
     
  15. wishin

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    Thanks Float Pilot. BTW, what were you doing in a wet car trunk?:)
     
  16. 308win

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    Dave Berryhill's gun grease on sliding surfaces; ClenzOil on rest.
     
  17. rcl5445

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    Ive been using CLP on my AR without fail. I also strip it down and clean it after every trip to the range which usually involves a couple mags to a couple hundred rounds. So I guess im not a big help for promoting a product.
     
  18. wishin

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    I see where Tetra Gun Lube is used by some, but no mention of their "gun spray" here. I've not used either. Is the lighter spray any good?
     
  19. HOLY DIVER

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    i just found a bottle of tetra gun lube in my cleaning box and after reading this post i cleaned all the CLP off the bolts of all my AR's and lubed them up with tetra
     
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  21. RockyMtnTactical

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    I've never had a problem with CLP.
     
  22. Al Thompson

    Al Thompson Moderator Emeritus

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    I'm a fan of SLIP 2000, but think it's more important to run'em wet than what you wet'em with. :)
     
  23. skidooman603

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    With all due respect to the moderator Can 52% percent of the entire readership be wrong? CLP
     
  24. skidooman603

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    WOW HappyGeek!!! 3000 rounds in 2 days at the range??!!! Serious business!!:what:
     
  25. X-Rap

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    I'll have to go along with Float Plane, I can think of no worse operating conditions than sub zero for a semi or fa weapon.
    Condensation, snow getting into the works all work together to thicken and slow any lube and mechanical devise.
    I have heard that in the desert you can piss on a gun to flush and lube if needed, try that at 15 degrees.
     
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