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Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6364936
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G96 for me.


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Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6364965
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Had some military oil after VietNam that would seperate and required shaking. Seems odd?

Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6364980
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I like Break free CLP you can get it at any sporting good store.


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Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365076
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I use hoppes oil for internal parts and love remoil in the aresol can for exterior of barrel and action. Most oils made specifically for guns seem to do good.

Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: 1lessdog] #6365081
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For lubricant, I use Breakfree CLP also!


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Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: 4zebra61] #6365242
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a gunsmith I know been in his shop a number of times.
he told me the best protection for firearms is G96.
that's what I use now smells nice to.


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Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365247
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Thanks to all for the responses. I've never heard of several of the products mentioned, but I'm going to try some of them. Probably any of them are better than what I've used in the past.
Interesting info on the rust test. I'm wondering how those oils tested would rate on lubrication. Any gun oil has a tough job : rust protection, lubrication,durability,and ensure flawless function at least. The go juice is non toxic as well, which seems an odd but welcome plus.

Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365254
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The old standard WD 40 has been touched on by myself and a few others. Not really good for lubricating actions...

But WD has branched out and made several new products.

The WD 40 Specialist Long Term Corrosion Inhibitor has received a lot of good reviews for protecting guns from corrosion during storage.

It has also been a top performer in some of those extreme torture tests where several blanks of steel are treated with different products... The blank treated with WD40 LTCI was one of the last to rust. The down side is that it's pretty expensive and not widely available.

IIRC Hornady One Shot was one of the top performers for corrosion protection... And IIRC it was the top performer in a couple of those extreme tests.

If I can find the links to some of those tests, I'll post them.

Mike


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Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365271
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This is a long read. But this guy went above and beyond in his research. It's a good read...

http://www.dayattherange.com/?page_id=3667

Mike


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Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365298
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No gunsmith here either. I used Hoppe's for years with no problems then tried Ballistol after seeing it at a gun show. I like it a lot better. I cleaned a gun with it that I had already cleaned with Hoppe's and had black patches. It seems like a really good lube and protectant also. The smell takes some getting used to but doesn't really bother me. A little goes a long way and I bought enough to last a few years probably so it'll be awhile before I try something else. My neighbor swears by Slip 2000. Can't vouch for it myself but he won't buy anything else.


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Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365312
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A Delta Force assaulter turn me on the Balistal and have been using it every since. I use it on fishing reels and just about everything. For AR'S and 1911's it works really well.

Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365438
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Kroil, I get it from Brownells gunsmith supply. Use it on exterior and bores after cleaning. Also use it as a lubricant when cutting threads or tapping. Is pleasant smelling too.
CLP or Butches gun oil is my second choice.


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Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Mike in A-town] #6365456
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Originally Posted By: Mike in A-town
This is a long read. But this guy went above and beyond in his research. It's a good read...

http://www.dayattherange.com/?page_id=3667

Mike


WOW! If you have guns itís a must see. Thanks for posting

Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365617
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Yes, thanks for posting that link Mike. Very informative.

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Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365630
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No problem guys. I figure some of us drop some serious money on guns... Or plan to anyway. Might as well protect that investment.

I've heard Frog Lube get some pretty high ratings. But I understand it can gum up in cold weather... You fellas up North might keep that in mind.

Mike


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Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365635
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Mike, thanks for the link. That is more than enough information to evaluate the important features of a wide assortment of gun oils. I like that it also includes the odor.
A good gun oil that has NO odor sounds really good to me.

Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365640
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Lucas Oil makes odorless gun oil. Just about finished a bottle. I do not know if better/worse than any other.





Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365648
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For rustproofing I like RIG. Stands for rust inhibiting grease.




Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365650
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Thanks Mike.

I found it very interesting I had decided not to buy more Breakfree CLP at 20 dollars for 16oz because I really didn't think it was working much better than the ATF at 3 dollars for 32 oz.
I had picked up a dozen little 1 oz bottles and was repackaging so that I could have a bottle every where I needed it.

interesting to see they really did come out about the same place the clp was slightly better in lube but they came out the same place in corrosion.


It looks like I will be getting some Hornady oneshot lube very good in corrosion and very good in lube.


putting this all into perspective however I had a guy tell me he shot 300 rounds a week for several years and used nothing but wd-40 he cleaned every Sunday , I would argue that he was cleaning and re-lubing so often with not enough time in-between he would never see the issues with WD-40.

likewise CLP was the thing for the army for a long time , it is polymer safe is a good reason to use it I bought it for my poly guns if you cleaned at reasonable intervals say every 2K rounds, 6 months or after your gun got wet or dirty from sand , mud ,dirt , dust you would also not notice any issue I went 2K rounds after a CLP cleaning and lube right after purchase in a glock 17 then wiped down the barrel and slide and lubed the barrel at the front of the slide , at the lockup and at each of the points the slide contacted the recoil lug , and sear block and ran another 1K rounds with no issue.(not one issue in 3K rounds stopped counting after that but still no issues)

that doesn't make me not want the added corrosion resistance and lube of the better product especially if the price is in line with what I was already buying.


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Re: Gunsmiths--what is the best gun oil? [Re: Kyt] #6365686
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I use white lithium grease and frog oil.

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