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Old 02-14-2012, 21:05   #1
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Using motor oil as a gun lubricant?... Other questions too...

I have seen this mentioned a couple times but it's real rare... Just curious who here actually uses 40W motor oil or whatever other W motor oil you prefer? Does it work the same as the hoppes or other lubricants?

Does anybody add the Loctite copper C5-A lubricant to their guns? I noticed Glock uses it as a break in lubricant on the rails of the slide... Does anybody add more to it once it's gone or add it if the guns will sit for a long time?

Also who has used the Weapon Shield brand lubrication oil on their guns and how well does it work?


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Old 02-14-2012, 21:18   #2
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I use Mobil 1 in whichever bottle I have on hand and white lithium grease for when I want it to stay in place. Don't see a problem with them, my engines see much harsher environments than my guns ever will
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Old 02-14-2012, 21:27   #3
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I like Mobil 1 too. A quart will last a long long time.
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Old 02-14-2012, 21:46   #4
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SLIP 2000 for parts that need oil, white lithium grease for slide rails and the internals of my H&K P7. I only use motor oil in my car's engine.
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Old 02-14-2012, 22:01   #5
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I often use light weight synthetic motor oil in my guns and notice significantly smoother operation than with almost any gun oil I've used. Only problem is the smell.

YMMV, but I think gun oil is sold at an unbelievable markup. Synthetic motor oil is designed to lubricate at a very broad range of temperatures for many, many cycles, and to hold fouling and debris in suspension. Seems more than adequate for use in guns.
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Old 02-14-2012, 22:09   #6
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Mobil 1 synthetic wheel bearing grease.
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Old 02-14-2012, 22:18   #7
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Mobil 1 5W10 in a needle oiler for internal lube. Slide glide lite or TW25b for frame/slide rails and barrel/slide contact areas.
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Old 02-14-2012, 22:50   #8
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Militec-1.. Can be used in engines as well.
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Old 02-14-2012, 23:30   #9
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I recently started using a mix of 2 parts of Mobil 1 Synthetic 20w50 to 1 part Mobil 1 Synthetic Transmission fluid. One of my old LEO friends turned me onto this mix. His department uses this on their patrol rifles, as does the firearms guys at the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. Stays put and does not burn off easily. This is supposedly close to the same mix that Navy Seals use on their weapons.
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Old 02-15-2012, 00:28   #10
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I've used nothing but Weapon Shield for a couple of years now on all of my guns for both lube and cleaning. I'm sold on it.
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Old 02-15-2012, 04:40   #11
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I use a bit of 'Royal Purple' very light weight synthetic oil at times. I think it's 0-20w, or 5-20w. I've mostly used it for higher volume AR shooting, like in a SD dogtown where the shot count can go into the 100's. I didn't want my AR to go dry.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:15   #12
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Mobile 1 5w20.

Read on line several years ago a military spec for gun lubricant and Mobile 1 beat it in every category.

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Old 02-15-2012, 07:05   #13
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I use Royal Purple on my AR's and Gun grease on the rails of my 1911's. I have noticed that the action on my weapons is significantly smoother and the oil does not burn off nearly as fast.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:46   #14
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I had used Castrol GTX 10w-30 for a period of time. Nothing went wrong at that time. but now I use Rem oil to clean and Frog Lube for the action. I just enjoy the smothness frog lube gives me and not to worry about breath in half oz of motor oil every time I go to indoor range.
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:48   #15
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Whatever Synthetic oil is around...Royal Purple, Mobil1......weight doesn't matter.
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Here is an article I found a long time ago with very good information regarding lube.

http://www.grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:14   #17
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I use Mobil one V twin 20/50 in my Harley I have at times drained what ever is left in a bottle into a smaller bottle and used it on my pistols and rifles with great results. Figure if it good enough for a 14,000 dollar Harley it's good enough for a 500 dollar glock that doesn't take much lube to make it work.
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Old 02-15-2012, 09:28   #18
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5W-30 whatever is left in the bottom of my quart bottle I put in to a cheap squeeze bottle from Wally for travel shampoo. They are cheap and work great. You dont need a lot especially on a Glock.

Works great.
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Old 02-15-2012, 17:53   #19
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Mobil 1 15W50 here.
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Old 02-15-2012, 18:32   #20
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Mobil 1 5w20 or any brand ATF dextron
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Old 02-15-2012, 20:58   #21
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Mobil One 5W-30 fully synthetic
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Old 02-16-2012, 18:55   #22
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Here is an article I found a long time ago with very good information regarding lube.

http://www.grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html
I use the FMO-AW oil and Aluminum based grease per these recommendations, no problems and I am happy.
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Old 02-17-2012, 00:04   #23
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I can't understand why anyone would like to use anything other than the standard Rem. Oil or other conventional lubes. As far as costs go, I have been shooting for 4-5 years now and I own more than a couple of dozen guns that I use Rem. Oil on. I am still using the original 4oz bottle that I paid less than $5 for and it is still half full. I go to the range 4-8 times per month depending on the weather and I clean/lube my guns after every trip. I just don't get it.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:20   #24
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Just started using Mobil 1 on my guns and am very satisfied. The cost of a bottle is negligible considering how long it will last you. I bought a needle oiler to be able to put it in just the right spot.
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Old 02-17-2012, 08:39   #25
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Seems like you'd want to use no detergent oil on your gun if that was what you used.
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