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Old September 29, 2012, 06:45 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Slamfire:
Mobil One 10W-30. $$$ Millions of research dollars have been spend on automotive oils and as a class they are outstanding lubricants. Diesel lubricants even have more additives and I am going to try a bottle eventually. I am of the opinion that gun oils are repackaged industrial oils or plain mineral oil without additives. Not worth spending a premium for.
I agree, synthetic automotive oils are far more than adequate for the task. I've always wondered why those manufacturers don't jump in on the profit such products offer. Where else are you gonna find a market that'll buy the same product that they can take off of the automotive care shelf for 24-40 bucks per gallon for 150-450 bucks per gallon in those little "tacticool" bottles?
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