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CLP or Rem Oil?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by sgt-spam, May 29, 2011.

  1. sgt-spam

    sgt-spam NRA Life Member

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    I'm on my way out in a bit to try and sight in an AR at a local outdoor range (and then have a little fun).

    I've read to keep the AR wet, and wet to me is dripping. My Glocks get one drop of CLP on a Q-tip and that gets spread around on barrel, slide, and trigger bar / connector.

    What does 'wet' mean to you, and which product should I be taking with me?

    Thanks.
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I do not care for RemOil,......it does not seem to handle the heat and burns off.
    Many like Mobil 1 engine oil, I plan on trying it in the near future.

    Wet,.........I lube my bolt and carried by placing 3-4 drops of oil on the bolt.
    I spread them around with my finger. I place 6-8 drops on the carrier, spread with finger.
    I then assemble the bolt carrier group, then I extend the bolt and place one drop
    in at the pivot pin opening, retract and repeat.
     

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    Awesome! Thank you!
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Keep in mind, that's just my opinion,.......you will get many over the next few days.
     
  5. powderhead

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    This is what I do (above). I have also tried automatic transmission fluid, and I liked it too.
     
  6. MrMurphy

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    Slip 2000 works better, as does Militec, but CLP is what the gov issues. It does work, just not the best.

    Usually i'll do much like FAA, wipe a fingerful along the bottom and sides of teh BCG and another on the bolt.
     
  7. zhix

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    Between those two I would pick CLP. I can't say I have used remoil on my BCGs but most people say it sucks.

    I use Ballistol (not saying its better than CLP, just what I use most often), and you may not actually have to run it that wet, but it probably wouldn't hurt to do so.

    CLP should do fine, never used Mobil 1 but I hear a lot about it and it certainly seems like it would be cost-effective compared to regular gun oils.
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I've heard of many using trans fluid, it's a GREAT cleaner!
    A friend's Grandfather always used it on bolt rifles
     
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    Anyone use LSA? Its all I have ever used, we were issued that too..
     
  11. Gunnut 45/454

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    Yep rem oil is way to light for the AR , burns off after just a few shots! I use 5W30 when I clean my BCG I slather it down with a old TB as I assemble it, coat the rest of the BCG !:supergrin:
     
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    The CLP went with because that's what I had. Got the rifle sighted in without much trouble and put about 100 rounds down range. Need to actually count what I brought home.

    Didn't occur to me that 100 yards was too far to walk when I wanted to check my targets. Time to find a spotting scope - luckily I was able to borrow one. I surprised myself and kept most rounds inside a 12" shoot-n-see at 100yds.

    Also need to take some 193 with me next time. Couldn't use the 855 on the steel targets.

    Live and learn I guess. Thanks for the advice!
     
  13. mjkeat

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    I like the SLIP2000 but am going to give the motor oil a go next.
     
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    The search for lube for me ended with Slip 2000 EWL. I keep the BCG nice and wet, and the chamber lubed.
     
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    Remoil sucks, almost anything is better. I prefer Slip 2000 EWL.
     
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    Agreed!
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    I've got two bottles of Slip I'll try out after the Militec 1 is gone.
     
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    Im just about out of the SLIP so Ill give the Militec 1 a try. I cant remember, is the Militec 1 the Walmart version of Mobile 1?
     
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    Anybody else use wheel bearing grease? Seems to work great for me. Cheap too.
     
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    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

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    Not even close Brother!