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Old 12-04-2012, 02:25 PM   #21
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Or just go to Walmart or hardware store and get a can of 3in1 oil. It has been used on guns for 100 years and it is still perfectly fine.

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3 in 1 oil is not a good lubricant either. It is primarily a penetrating oil useful to free up rusted parts. I would not rely on it for my precious precision tools (guns) on a routine basis.

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Old 12-04-2012, 10:28 PM   #23
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Thats odd as I have used 3in1 oil for more than 40 years. Including many years as a gunsmith. The gun oil that is in gun cleaning kits is or is very close to 3in1 oil. Same as been in cleaning kits for 60 or 70 years. It is just a thin oil. Many use Remoil which is way thinner and a poor choice in my opinion. But in the real world it matters very little what petroleum based(or maybe synthetic) oil you use on firearms.

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Exactly. It is a THIN oil. It will not stay put. Almost no surface tension.

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Robo, this debate is pointless. I doubt that you are a chemist, I know that I am not. We can therefore only express our opinions. And I respect your opinion and also those of the other posters on this thread. The OP probably already had the best answer if he just stores the guns for 11 months of the year. Just use auto grease. Remove it before season and re-apply after season. During season use nothing or use any oil you find in the cabinet(including cooking oil), as it is for short time use anyway.

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WD-40 (Water Displacement formula, 40th attempt): http://www.wd40.com/about-us/history/
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I think im going to soak some handloads in kroil oil which is claimed to be a "penetrating oil" and some wd40 and ill even ream out the edges of the primer pockets with a case mouth reamer a bit to help it out and see what happens.

Ive personally never had any issues with oily rounds. All my firearms are probably over lubricated. My unscientific opinion of using firearms about oil penetrating and "killing" primers and powder is its right up there with doing voodoo rituals and lucky charms to affect lottery numbers.

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Ive personally never had any issues with oily rounds. All my firearms are probably over lubricated. My unscientific opinion of using firearms about oil penetrating and "killing" primers and powder is its right up there with doing voodoo rituals and lucky charms to affect lottery numbers.
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If you are concerned about rust and corrosion, use a good quality paste wax and apply to all metal surfaces. It is easy to remove when you want to use the gun and is completely reliable to protect the metal.

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