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Old 09-28-2009, 04:40 PM   #21
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Well, I started using the synthetic motor oils as gun lube- but now I get these post cards from Jiffy Lube, reminding me to bring my Remington 1100 in for service......
Hold out for the discount coupons, c3. Usually at least $5.00 off on the Super Service.
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Go to my web page
https://sites.google.com/a/armsmaster.net/www/gunsandammo
on it you will find a PDF file for the M-16 Operators Manual that will tell you how to lube and clean your rifle.

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Old 04-04-2011, 03:19 PM   #23
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I use 10w30 sythetic motor oil(IMO brand doesn't matter) but a quart goes a long way and mobil one is good stuff.

I had advance auto parts generic brand laying around and use that.

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Been using Snake Oil and Snake Oil's grease for some years now. Its a synthetic, doesn't grab dust & dirt and works really well. Starting using just the oil on my semi-auto slides when I lived in NH. Was not affected by cold temps. Use the grease now that I live in the desert. Wouldn't consider anything else at this point. JMHO & YMMV.

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Well it may sound like a dumb question, but rather know than be ignorant.
Is oil on your gun good? The more oil the better? and whats the deal with storing it, wouldnt the oil deteriorate the gun faster? and then whats the difference with oil rather than grease? I just don't comprehend sorry.

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Sythetic motor oil will work as well as any other gun specific oil. Never seen enough of a difference to make me swicth from one to the other. I know vehicle oil is cheaper by volume but using oil a drop at a time does not exactly mean large consumption even if you have a decent size collection.

I like Shooters Choice oil and grease for their particular applications. I LOVE Wilson Combat's grease for 1911 rails. The stuff sticks to metal like crazy and makes the slide feel like it's rolling on bearings.

Too much oil or grease is bad Ju-Ju. It attracts dirt and particles and creates a gritty mess that will actually wear firearms faster. Some firearms like the AR do seem to run a little better on the "wet" side, especially if you are doing a lot of shooting in one day like a practical rifle match.
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I have been around and collected guns for most of my 60 years and have ran military armories and ranges for several. I have found that mineral spirits to clean the weapons and just about any lubricant (I prefer WD-40) after the cleaning will do the job. If it was all I had, i would use butter to lube the gun until I could get something better. Most of these new cleaning and lubing products are designed to do one thing and that is to lighten your wallet. My two cents...

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Of late I have been using Wilson Ultima Lube II and I like what I see so far. The stuff is very slick and stays where you put it...

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