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Old June 18, 2023, 03:30 PM   #26
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For most uses, I just have 3 in 1 oil on hand. On the ARs I use the Slip 2000EWL lube, and keep them somewhat wet.

Last year, I gave an old 22 to the neighbor’s kid. It was a very old Stevens 87D with a sometimes ejection problem. I had tried to fix the problem for many years, but could not do it. I explained that to the kid and his Dad, so they’d know. Before they left my workshop, I stripped down the action, cleaned it and lubed it up with the Slip2000EWL. Later I asked if they’d had any jams, and they had not. Ran a bunch of 22 ammo through it with no problems. That Slip2000EWL is some slippery stuff.
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Old June 18, 2023, 04:31 PM   #27
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Some years back, i got a Stoeger .22 Luger at a shop for a good price, well below average. They had used the gun as a range gun and said it constantly jammed, so they were selling it at a mark down.

I took it, and sure enough, it jammed several times on the first magazine. Then, I OILED IT. After that it ran flawlessly.

Nothing special, would have been Rem oil or something generic like that. Point here was the proper amount of lube "fixed" it.
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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Old June 18, 2023, 06:34 PM   #28
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I watched a youtube video of a guy that replaced his lawnmower oil with bacon grease and as I recall it ran for 45 minutes before he finally turned it off. Now I don't suggest using bacon grease as a gun lubricant, but it got me to thinking how many different oils and greases I have used over the years and never had a problem with any of them. I like Ballistol because supposedly it's safe......But bacon grease does taste better.

I would worry about the salts in bacon grease. Lard on the other hand....
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Old June 18, 2023, 10:12 PM   #29
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A can of WD 40 or Ballistol is a handy thing to have.
Not necessarily the best at cleaning or lubrication, but they will do both in a pinch, until you get home.
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