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Old June 17, 2010, 06:14 AM   #1
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gun oil

what is a good quility gun oil to use.i have some i have been using that is at least 20 years old,and wish to try someting new.
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Old June 17, 2010, 06:27 AM   #2
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Hello! There are alot of STRONG opinions on this subject. I've recently switched to Mobil 1, 0-20 synthetic. This is an excellent forum!
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Old June 17, 2010, 07:44 AM   #3
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I've been using Hoppes for years but recently tried a product called Gun Butter. I now use it Gun Butter on the internal parts and use Hoppes for coating and protecting the exterior of my guns.
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Old June 17, 2010, 07:48 AM   #4
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I've been using Hoppes for years but recently tried a product called Gun Butter. I now use Gun Butter on the internal parts and use Hoppes for coating and protecting the exterior of my guns.

The only difference I notice is the Gun Butter seems to have longer endurance than Hoppes as I shoot 250 to 500 rounds with each gun I bring to the range. The Gun Butter comes in a "pen-type" dispenser which makes it easy to apply a drop or two at the range.
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Old June 17, 2010, 07:55 AM   #5
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Big Subject I Tell You!!!!

You can more opinions on gun oil than on health care.
Lots of info, this site and others. This link will carry you to a recipe for Ed's Red, a long time favorite. http://shootersforum.com/showthread.htm?t=341
Makes about a gallon, split with buddy, trade, give away. Or stored right lasts forever.
Economical, especially if you are going to clean a lot of guns.

CLP is hard to beat, Clean, Lubricate, Protect, and it does a good job of all 3.
Kroil is good for rust removal and "soaking" of a bore.
Hoopes #9 is still a good all round cleaning solvent, don't leave on nickel guns.
It a lady is not bothered by the smell of Hoopes, ask her out.
Lots of other products, especially for extreme service.
Research, be cautious of who/what you believe. What ever you use, don't over lubricate.

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Old June 17, 2010, 08:33 AM   #6
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First choice: Eezox.


Second choice: Eezox.
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Old June 17, 2010, 01:35 PM   #7
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Good picks for gun oils, CLPs...

There are a few good products on the US market you can use;
MPro7, Weaponshield, Eezox, Gunzilla, Hoppes.
I use CLPs(clean-lube-protect) on my firearms w/o any problems.
A good Hoppes Boresnake for barrels can help too.

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Old June 17, 2010, 01:52 PM   #8
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I'm a big fan of Rem oil
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Old June 17, 2010, 03:34 PM   #9
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Hoppes or Rem Oil for me - plenty of other good ones
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Old June 17, 2010, 04:52 PM   #10
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I use Sperm Whale Oil works great.
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Old June 17, 2010, 05:49 PM   #11
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Old June 17, 2010, 08:22 PM   #12
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Castrol GTX. The same thing that goes into my car. It's cheap and i figure if it can hold up to 9.5K RPM's in my car its good enough for my guns.
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Old June 18, 2010, 06:28 AM   #13
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I like Rem Oil for general wipe down and cleaning. For metal to metal contact, I use either Weapon Shield or a bottle of Remington Gun Oil.

There are lots of great oils out there and honestly, you'd likely be happy with most of them.
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Old June 18, 2010, 08:44 PM   #14
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gun oil

Short term lube, Rem Oil

Long term Eezox

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Old June 18, 2010, 09:44 PM   #15
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For lubrication I use bearing grease. For cleaning I use Simple Green or Break Free. For really dirty cleaning I use non-chlorinated brake cleaner. Total cost for a lifetime's supply of these products: $15.
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Old June 19, 2010, 11:11 AM   #16
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whether weather matters

Back when I used to carry lubricants in my range bag I would lend my BreakFree CLP to shooters who had just disastrously found out their XYZ Super-Slippery Stuff failed them.
In the heat / rain / snow / dust / cold.
We'd apply it to their lubricated-but-failing firearm and get back to shooting.

I have a bunch of other very good gun lubes on my bench (Corrosion X comes to mind, as does my now-banned-formula Prolix), but when I reach for a lube I grab BreakFree CLP.


I keep two pin-oiler bottle (available from www.Brownells.com) on my bench; one holds BreakFree CLP, and the other Prolix.
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Old June 19, 2010, 01:22 PM   #17
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I do not care for Hoppes or Rem Oil.


But I love Weapon shield!
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Old June 19, 2010, 01:27 PM   #18
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Corrosion X. This stuff works better than anything else I've ever used.
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Old June 19, 2010, 03:20 PM   #19
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Here is a new synthetic motor oil that should work at least as well as Mobil 1.


http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/18/h...rive-electric/
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Old June 19, 2010, 04:17 PM   #20
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Wilson's Ultima Lube for inside the barrel and moving parts. A wipe down with Outers gun oil seems to work just fine for short term storage.
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Old June 19, 2010, 07:08 PM   #21
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ctshep,

Save your money and stay with the oil you have if it works for you.

Oils haven't gotten any better for lubricating firearms over the last 20 years. Just more expensive. Guns don't put much stress on oils the way a car's engine does. Super-duper additives for shear-stress or viscosicty breakdowns aren't needed.

If you're looking for lubrication, try using Dexron ATF. Yup that red transmission fluid creeps into tight spaces easily, it lubricates well, tends to keep things cleaner than oil and is cheap.

For corrosion protection, oils still work and so do products like Eezox, Boeshield and others. Waxing your blued guns can protect them as well.
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Old June 20, 2010, 07:56 AM   #22
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I use ATF as my all-purpose cleaner/protectant/lubricant and it hasn't failed me yet. Rain, sleet, snow; my guns keep on ticking without issue and without rust.
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Old June 20, 2010, 08:39 AM   #23
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Toss the 20 year old stuff.
I use Break Free. Also often use WD-40.
For long term storage it is RIG.
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Old June 20, 2010, 10:27 AM   #24
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im with Clydefrog...... CLP and a boresnake .... they work wonders!!
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Old June 21, 2010, 02:18 AM   #25
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WD-40 is not a rust preventative and is only a very light-duty lubricant.
It's primary purpose is that it displaces water (hence the name - Water Displacement formula 40). It's actually pretty good if you get caught in the rain or your firearm gets damp from fog, dew, humidity and sea spray. But follow up with a good oil to prevent rust.

Breakfree/CLP products are pretty good. But most any clean light oil will loosen and clean powder fouling. CLP just requires a bit less elbow grease.

The Dexron ATF works for most guns (thanks jgcoastie for the endorsement) quite well. I prefer a thinner oil like ATF that will creep into tight tolerance areas over thicker ones that take forever to migrate.

Don't spend lots of money on fancy lubricants unless they provide a large advantage. Most don't.
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