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trip286 12-18-2013 02:28 AM

Cold weather lubricants
 
Types and options? Go. Tell me all about it.

nitestalker 12-18-2013 02:49 AM

When it hits -25 here in the Rocky Mtns. my lubes are never a problem. That is because the guns remain in the house when it is that cold. :eek:

trip286 12-18-2013 02:57 AM

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Originally Posted by nitestalker (Post 1461534)
When it hits -25 here in the Rocky Mtns. my lubes are never a problem. That is because the guns remain in the house when it is that cold. :eek:

incidentally, that was one of the responses I was looking for. Thank you.

VoxRomantic 12-18-2013 02:59 AM

Ten drops of oil, two drops of gasoline.....:)

nitestalker 12-18-2013 03:11 AM

Guns should not carry heavy lube regardless of summer or winter. The key to firearms and cold weather is a well cleaned weapon. I use the dry lubes that are used for sizing brass. Namely "One Shot".:D

TheSadPanda 12-18-2013 02:56 PM

I'm not sure, but when I was watching "Alaska State Troopers" i noticed all the officers would close the latch on their ARs after loading them, which was weird to me. I guess that says something about exposure.

trip286 12-18-2013 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by TheSadPanda (Post 1461776)
I'm not sure, but when I was watching "Alaska State Troopers" i noticed all the officers would close the latch on their ARs after loading them, which was weird to me. I guess that says something about exposure.

That's normal manual of arms for AR type rifles, and that's exactly what it's there for. It's actually called a dust cover. The guys doing it on the show could have possibly been vets who remember getting smacked around in boot camp for NOT doing it! :)

TheSadPanda 12-18-2013 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 1461784)
That's normal manual of arms for AR type rifles, and that's exactly what it's there for. It's actually called a dust cover. The guys doing it on the show could have possibly been vets who remember getting smacked around in boot camp for NOT doing it! :)


This explains a lot lol. Thanks!

SSGN_Doc 12-18-2013 03:29 PM

I use Mobile 1, Pennzoil synthetic, or Castrol synthetic. They seem to work ok.

JimRau 12-18-2013 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by trip286 (Post 1461518)
Types and options? Go. Tell me all about it.

For general lube use light synthetic motor oil (see above;)). But for things like the interior of a bolt (firing pin and spring) the spray on dry case lube is GREAT, or a moly disulfide dry lube is good.
Hope this helped.:)


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