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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. wishin

    wishin Member

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    Of course, a gun doesn't begin to compare with an engine, but both create an enormous amount of friction that can accelerate wear without proper lubrication. Extreme cold does require a lube that protects against that friction without congealing. In extremely hot temps the lube must remain viscous enough to counter friction. Automotive engines have SAE oils of multi-viscosities to allow for normal swings in ambient temps, but in extreme temps either 5 or 10 weight oil is used for super-cold, and 40 or 50 weight oils are used for super-hot unusual conditions. I would be inclined to follow Float Pilot's recommendations based on his test results in the extreme cold, but would like to see similar testing results in an extreme hot climate. Such a test would require thousands of cyles within a prescribed time frame mimicking real world use, in order to be meaningful in terms of the effects on gun wear as well as performance. The fact of the matter is most of us have no idea what kind of wear we're getting from a firearm because we'll be long gone before we fire as many rounds as it takes for it to become significant.
     
  2. Va Shooter

    Va Shooter Member

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    Some new FREE stuff called Weapon Shield, so far so good. +52% on CLP.
     
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