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Old 06-27-2013, 09:50 AM   #11
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What's ATF? Lol jk, I refuse to own/drive an automatic. That 5w-30 good to replace hoppes elite completely or just on AR's?

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I've always wanted to turn my AR into a flamethrower, but thanks for the warning about ATF.

Mobil 1 works great.

High temperature bearing grease works great (my favorite).

XF-7 works great.

I'm thinking about running bacon grease on my next range trip.
That will make you hungry if you shoot fast.
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Ummm, Bacon.

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i use synthetic oil for my guns too.

ATF fluid is flamable at relatively low temps. not a good thing to be using a gun that produces heat. had a old truck of mine catch fire because of a ATF overflow that dripped on the catalytic converter. was a chevy manufacture error that they didnt include a discharge tube.

anyway if you run a gun hot enough ATF will catch fire. synthetic oil wont. plus ATF has very little lubrication properties.
I use Mobil1, it's great stuff. I always use ATF, but I never ran my

rifle so hot it would burst into flames. This is a point well taken,

if you are going to run your gun hard, it would definitely be better

to stick with Mobil1. You can always clean it with ATF after it

dips below 300 degrees F.


Unless you want that "Ghost Rider" effect...
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I've wondered what would be good for an AR,that's not to expensive.A while back,i started using some grease i got from walmart,the super tech,extreme pressure hi temp grease.It seems to be ok.

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I've used synthetic Mobil1 for years on all my guns (not just AR's) with no problem. Except I use 0W-40. oops.

Common sense dictates if it will keep a motor running it will keep a gun running.

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I use Mobil 1 on all of my firearms. Most of my friends and family made the switch to it after shooting my AR and 1911. Smooth like butta really ticked off my buddy that spend a small fortune on frog lube and other miracle lubes

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I have been using Royal Purple, full synthetic 20w50 on all my guns. Applied with a q-tip, or syringe, depending on the application. We also use it on all the range rental guns at the shop....good stuff.



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I have been using Royal Purple, full synthetic 20w50 on all my guns. Applied with a q-tip, or syringe, depending on the application. We also use it on all the range rental guns at the shop....good stuff.
You just had to go and show up the Mobil 1 guys didn't ya! LOL
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Now save money cleaning the barrels:

1.-Brown Vinegar straight

2.-Janitor's Ammonia @ 1:3 with water

3.-Klean Strip Brush Solvent

4.-Dawn Dishwashing detergent @1:10 with water

Use these all separately. Then you'll be able to

afford to buy shoes and food again.

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