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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I have grown a little collection of "gun" oils over the years, so now I am not buying anymore gun oil until what I have is nearly gone. Currently, I am using a 10+ year old can of Hoppes gun oil on a shotgun, AR, a couple fo XD's, an SKS, and a S&W J frame, with no problems.
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
I use nothing but Mobil 1, 15W50 on all my firearms. Works exceptionally well on my AR, particularly when I heat it up with a lot of rapid fire. Won't cook off like "lesser" lubes.
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
I use nothing but Mobil 1, 15W50 on all my firearms. Works exceptionally well on my AR, particularly when I heat it up with a lot of rapid fire. Won't cook off like "lesser" lubes.

I'm switching to Mobil 1 today. Read about it on a 1911 forum also.
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I use nothing but Mobil 1, 15W50 on all my firearms. Works exceptionally well on my AR, particularly when I heat it up with a lot of rapid fire. Won't cook off like "lesser" lubes.
I live in the Pacific North Wet, so it doesn't get hot here, and I have never been in the military, so keep that in mind when I say what I'm about to say.

I have never seen a lube "cook" or turn to something other than what it was, except for getting dirty, on a firearm unless I got it in the chamber or bore.

Again, just my experience, YMMV.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
Oh, I just use a little KY jelly.... uh.... oh, wrong web site. I use Hoppe's oil, but will buy some synthetic motor oil when this runs out.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
I use CLP or Synthetic Motor Oil depending on my mood.

In the Army they use to teach us CLP is all you need as it bonds easily easily to the surface and it has clensing properties to keep carbon from building up. But then I have found motor oil does the same thing. Some will swear gun runs better on motor oil, but if it does I really don't notice a difference. Only reason I use motor oil is because it works and it is cheap, onl $5 per liter that will probably last a lifetime. But main thing is it works!
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I imagine motor oil is much more heat stable, as it is designed to be near controlled explosions, just like our guns, only different.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
CLP, It's what Uncle Sam gave me to use and it's pretty much all I've used since on all of my guns.
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
Motor oil is a poor choice for firearms. It is a top notch lubricant but it attracts too much soot and dirt, soot especially. It also evaporates when its in thin coats in open air and offers 0 corrosion protection.

Good Lubes for the AR:
LSA
CLP
Hoppes Synthetic oil
Miltech
Hoppes Oil
RemOil
Tetra Gun
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Weapon Shield mainly, but if I'm out, Castrol Syntec.

I used to only use Hoppe's and FP-10, but the weapon shield "holds" better and doesn't cook off as quick and works great.
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
All i know is what works for me in this ice box.......My AR10 will freeze up and stop running with CLP during the winter. This is why i use mobil 1 synthetic oil when the temp drops below 0. When it get down to 45 to 65 below 0 i switch to Synthetic Automatic transmision fluid. Never a freeze up problem. Although i do like the smell of CLP much better all summer.
 
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Discussion Starter · #20 ·
See how many different answers you can get.. :)
For straight lubricant I use Synthetic Motor Oil, either Mobil1 or Amsoil.

I know I don't have to, but in the winter I switch to my CLP type lubricant, Weapon Shield, which replaced my using FP-10.
 
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