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What is everyone's favorite gun oil?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Tortuga, Dec 28, 2020.

  1. Tortuga

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    This might seem like a weird question, but I'm noticing gun oil is becoming harder to come by. I used to have a metric ton of it and, over 10 years of shooting have basically depleted my supply. I'm seeing this stuff selling online for way more expensive than it used to be and I didn't see any at Walmart today when I went.

    My rankings:
    Rem Oil
    CLP (close second)
    Hoppes #9

    I will also say that Remoil action degreaser did amazing work removing excess packing oil off of two magazines I got recently. I'm curious if anyone has thoughts on:

    Gunzilla
    Rem oil Pro3

    Thoughts? Anything you think works better than other stuff?
     
  2. ColtPythonElite

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    Eezox
     
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    Ballistol. It isn’t necessarily the most popular but it’s 100% non toxic.

    Some people say it smells like crap, but most cleaners do. Anyway a not great (but not over powering) smell is a small price to pay for non-toxic, human and animal safe all purpose clp that can also treat wood without fear of polymerization.
     
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  4. WilTx

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    Break Free (CLP). Or Tri-flow (I think it's about the same as Break Free). I use Ballistol on my BP revolver.
     
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    Breakfree CLP
     
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  6. hanno

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    CLP and Kroil
     
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  7. George P

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    Full synthetic 5W-30
    RemOil
    3-n-1
    Hoppe's
    Like those last three, pretty much any mineral oil-based product works good enough. Lubrication is one thing, rust prevention is another
     
  8. Ifishsum

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    I really like WeaponShield CLP for general lubrication, I like to run my AR bolts wet with it and they pretty much wipe clean after a session. It's a bit more viscous than typical CLP and the smell is fairly pleasant as well. I also use RemOil for certain applications where I want a lighter more penetrating oil (and a smaller amount of it). Most people probably overthink gun oil, myself included. But I like what I like I guess.
     
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  9. Ru4real

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    KY jelly. I bought a bunch and can’t seem to land a girlfriend. So, opportunity beckons with my handguns.
     
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  10. mlankton

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    I have to admit that I'm a big fan of Rig grease. I clean after every time I use one of them, and I like the idea of the grease staying where I applied it and not moving if the gun doesn't get used for a while. I also like the idea of grease vs oil for friction areas like frame to slide and bolt to receiver. It comes off and gets a fresh application every use. I keep fp10 and Lucas on hand for stuff where it seems like a better idea than grease. The big tub of Rig may last as long as I do, a little goes a long way.
     
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    I do like RIG for long term storage, but for moving parts I use synthetic bike grease and for most other stuff Lucas extreme gun lube. There is no magic in any of them. They only work if applied in the right places and amounts, removed when fouled, and reapplied as necessary.
     
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    Another fan of RIG grease. I like that it stays put once applied, especially if you're using it for long term storage. Rem-Oil works fairly well as a light lubricating oil in certain applications.
     
  13. troy fairweather

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    Edds red
    Rig grease
    Synthetic motor oil
    #9
    3-1
    Ballistal, tho the smell makes my stomach turn.
     
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  14. mgmorden

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    I keep around Kroil, CLP, and 3-in-1, but tend to use 3-in-1 a lot. It's cheap and does the job.
     
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  15. entropy

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    Break Free CLP
    Slip2000EWL
    TW-25B for grease
    I do not use Hoppe's #9 for lubrication, though it works.
    I also keep Rem-Oil Dry Lube, and powdered graphite-they have their uses.
    I lube the hinge pin on my Trap gun with wheel bearing grease.
    I have a tube of GunSlik that comes handy now and then.

    I keep 3-in-1 and Kroil handy in the shop too, but not as much for lubrication, though they will work for that.
     
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    I've always liked Hoppes, but have used Remoil and others at times.
     
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    WeaponShield for me.
     
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    I have clp, slip2k, and moly grease on my bench.
     
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  19. miamivicedade

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    As a protectant - Breakfree CLP
    As a lubricant - Weapon Shield
     
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  20. WheelGunMan

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    Another Hoppes fan...Rem oil's good too.
     
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    I change like the time. Currently using tetra grease on slides and breakfree clp for other internals. Rem oil for exposed surfaces. Just added a little bottle of Lucas oil to midway cart solely because the application needle. Nice to put a drop where I want. Honestly I could just use 5w30 but convenience in the little tubes, sprays, droppers are what I want. Got a couple dropper bottles with Kroil too.

    Lol I guess like a lot I have no real favorite. Advertising does its job.
     
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  22. hanno

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    Well, if we are going to throw in greases - RIG for storage, Lubriplate or Plastilube for lubricant.
     
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    Whatever is on sale
     
  24. Ignition Override

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    OP/Tortuga: You listed "CLP".

    That's not a brand. The acronym only describes multiple functions.. Which brand of CLP were you referring to?

    For a while I used Seal One, one of numerous "CLPs", then I switched to Ballistol, which also has various functions.
    When a bottle of Seal One 'gel' totally liquified in my hot car, it never "re-gelled" after it was brought into the cool house (months later it never re-gelled). Hence it was no longer used, and removed with iso. alcohol.

    Whatever Ballistol is or isn't, it's also basically non-toxic.
     
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  25. RetiredUSNChief

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    I top off my gun oil dropper bottle when needed with the dregs of Mobil 1 from any one of my oil changes.

    The only thing it's missing over gun oil is the awesome gun oil smell.
     
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