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Old 03-08-2011, 05:52 PM
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Looking for ideas / suggestions on a good gun oil other than Rem oil spray?
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:15 PM
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Ballistol - the more I use it the more I like it. Non-toxic and the original "CLP" and beter yet it is non-toxic on skin and works on metal, plastic, leather and wood. It makes everything better.
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:04 AM
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Corrosion X will do it all.

http://www.corrosionx.com/gun_use.html
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:36 AM
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Go to the www.midwayusa.com site and look up the cleaning section.

They have all, the latest oil's and lubes thats out there for use.
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Old 03-09-2011, 07:39 AM
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ballistol.. ive still got some of the first can i bought..the hardware
owner where i bought it ,said the germans developed it during ww2..
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Old 03-09-2011, 11:56 AM
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kramsey,

What are you wanting the oil to do? All the above suggestions are good. Some products are better for long term storage and rust inhibition than for lubrication, and vice versa. Some are better cleaners than others, but some of these are a bit thin for best lubrication (Kroil, for example). That's why I ask. Knowing your application might narrow it down a little.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:28 PM
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I find Rem oil to be a purdy good product for metal parts in firearms that must "slide against each other". I don't care for the way it comes packaged and its price.

Small squeeze bottle (2 oz?) is whatever. Next steps up in volume of product are arisol cans.

Trouble for me is that it becomes difficult to choose the best value for my dollar when they package the way that they do.

I'd buy a gallon can of the stuff if it was offered at a reasonable price point. Shake well before using is a given with teflon in suspention oils for me!

Anyone remember Slick 50? Not the motor stuff. The "all purpose lube". It was the equal of Rem-oil for me. Gone from the shelves around here.


3 in one oil is still purdy good dollar-wise. May need to apply more often though?

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Old 03-09-2011, 06:34 PM
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Mobile 1 or any other synthetic motor oil
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Old 03-09-2011, 09:38 PM
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Corrosion X will do it all.

http://www.corrosionx.com/gun_use.html
Roger that. The "Marine" version, which can be hard to locate, is the best for corrosion resistance. They make a version for guns too, and I use it. The marine version goes on the waterfowl rigs though.
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Old 03-24-2011, 01:43 PM
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Barricade, RIG #2

Or if you want to skip oiling all together and never have to worry, Dyna tek bore coat. Follow up on the exterior metal with the gun shield.
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Old 03-24-2011, 07:37 PM
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If you like Rem Oil, I think you'd like Break Free- they're very similar. Break Free comes in about any size bottle you want, up through one gallon, anyway.
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Old 03-25-2011, 09:42 AM
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Mobile 1 or any other synthetic motor oil
I use a small screwdriver to apply a drop at a time of Synthetic Motor Oil for lubrication on all my handguns. 3-in-1 is still a pretty good all around oil too. I went through most of the gun specific oils available and got tired of trying different ones (and the cost) so I tried Mobile 1, been using it for a few years now as a general lubricant/preservative. For a penetrant, I use Kroil exclusively...
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Old 03-25-2011, 04:02 PM
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It depends

I use Hoppes, Outers and just about any good gun oil that is available. They all work. Take care...
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:26 PM
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Mobil 1 Synthetic for me as well.

a tiny drop goes a long way
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:31 AM
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I switched from CLP to Ballistol for general light oil use.
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Old 06-03-2011, 12:01 PM
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REALLY Like SlipStream in my semi-autos
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Old 06-04-2011, 07:00 PM
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Lets see I have used Ballistol, Hoppes No 9, GI Bore cleaner, Ed's Red, Breakfree CLP (got two full gallons of it somewhere), WD-40, CRC 336, 556, Marine, Grease Auto and Arty GAA, Grease Aircraft WTR, Lubriplate, plastilube, a milspec special purpose grease supposedly developed for lubing MGs on jets over Korea in winter time, LAW, 3 in 1, Dry Slide,Kroil, MiKroil,
Mobil 1 motor oil, standard motor oil, LSA (both versions), VV-L-800, another variation of synthetic I got from Sinclair, Militec, kerosene, diesel fuel, and I guess 8 to 12 others I can't even remember the name of.

It all boils down now to Mobil 1 0W20/ 0W30,5W20 Whatever is on sale at Wally World. That should take you to about 50 below zero.

Our top machinegun designer at the Army Small Cal Lab always said if you ever find yourself in a position to stop a human wave with a belt fed gun to open the feed cover and pour a quart of motor oil all over everything right before the party starts.

It was interesting to watch him lube the prototype guns he designed. A whole 4 oz bottle of LSA was just for openers.

By the way if you get a chance to stock up on LSA, do so. It will never be made again.

Currently I only use Breakfree on Trailer Hitch Ball.
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Your post reminds of when I was a kid. We cleaned our M-60’s in cut off oil drums filled with JP-4 and turbine oil (23699) we would swish them around in the fuel/oil mixture and when lifted out the fuel would run off black with carbon.
We oiled the guns heavily and minimized but never eliminated double feeds.
When we were shooting, the guns would smoke like a tire fire. I have shot 1500 rounds in one burst many times. We had no asbestos gloves and there was no thought of changing barrels.
I don’t miss those days.
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Old 06-04-2011, 08:18 PM
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Now that is interesting. Only problem is getting the JP4 and turbine oil on the civilian side. I knew about JP4 but not turbine oil.
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:31 AM
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I think Ballistol is mostly Mineral oil.

I use Synthetic motor oil.
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