AR Lube (Mobil1 5W-30 Fully Synthetic)

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by monteros, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. monteros

    monteros New Member

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    Mobil1 5W-30 Fully Synthetic Motor Oil seems to be what I keep finding when searching the forums and other sites/videos for lubing my AR.

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    Question: that still a good option? I have to believe it will work great and way cheaper than some of the lubes on the market specific "designed" for guns.
     
  2. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    Best AR lube out there , some of the classes we take they make everyone clean their weapon and relube with Mobile 1 full synthetic prior to live fire . a Qt will last you a long long time . I have one particular AR that fired over 8000 rds last summer , it was never cleaned beside the first cleaning it got when new and all it had after that was Mobil 1 for lubrication and had ZERO issues in over 8000 rds
     
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  3. therewolf

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    Like Mobil1, huh?

    Try some Automatic Transmission Fluid. Wait till

    you wipe the soot off your BCG and upper

    with a dry rag. Then just

    brush on some new ATF for your next range

    visit.
     
  4. monteros

    monteros New Member

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    :) nice, good comments about ATF being flammable below.
     
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  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    ATF is not a good lube. It is a hydraulic fluid. Use a lubricant. Mobil 1 is great. Use it in the car and let the dribbles collect in the lube bottle. You will never run out
     
  6. Jagermeister

    Jagermeister New Member

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    Thanks for the information. Good post!
     
  7. NCcrimedog

    NCcrimedog New Member

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    Well to throw a little something different, use Mobil with a few ounces of ATF and Hoppes. The AMU uses it all the time, I have used it for years, works great and will make the high priced oil guys blistering mad.
     
  8. monteros

    monteros New Member

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    haha
    roflmao nice :)
     
  9. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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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.
     
  10. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.
     
  11. austin92

    austin92 New Member

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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?
     
  12. p35bhp55

    p35bhp55 New Member

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    That will make you hungry if you shoot fast.
     
  13. GTX63

    GTX63 New Member

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    Ummm, Bacon.
     
  14. therewolf

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    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...:D
     
  15. MandPgrl

    MandPgrl New Member

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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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  16. Seven

    Seven New Member

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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.
     
  17. rednekked

    rednekked New Member

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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 :cool:
     
  18. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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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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  19. pawjr74

    pawjr74 New Member

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    You just had to go and show up the Mobil 1 guys didn't ya! LOL :p
     
  20. therewolf

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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.