Cold weather lubricants

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by trip286, Dec 17, 2013.

  1. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Types and options? Go. Tell me all about it.
     
  2. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    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:
     

  3. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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

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

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    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
     
  6. TheSadPanda

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    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.
     
  7. trip286

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    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! :)
     
  8. TheSadPanda

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    This explains a lot lol. Thanks!
     
  9. SSGN_Doc

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

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    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.:)
     
  11. JimRau

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    That is how they are trained (I trained with them). But the reason we train that way is to keep the 'crap' out of the action.:)
     
  12. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I would think kerosene, instead of faster evaporating gasoline.
     
  13. nchunt101

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    My favorite cold weather lubricant is Old Grandad 100 proof. I enjoy drinking and watching the snow. In all seriousness interesting thread.
     
  14. KJG67

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    Mobile1 synthetic for grease.
     
  15. trip286

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    The reason I ask, by the way, is because I'm looking at a possible move to Minnesota. It's gonna be a lot colder there. Around here, the humidity could work as a lube! Just gotta protect against rust!
     
  16. JimRau

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    Louisiana to Minnesota, OMG are you in for a change. But synthetic oil is good in both locations! ;)
     
  17. chloeshooter

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    My SR40 stays in the truck sometimes when it gets to 20-30 below (Minnesota, where that happens often). I use CLP for all my stuff, never an issue regardless of temperature. It is rated to retain it's viscosity down to -40.
     
  18. hardluk1

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    Clp also as a run of the mill lube. Pro-Shot Pro- Gold on area than need a heavy lube. Both work well down -10 that I know of. Labels cover another 30*.
     
  19. Fisherking

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    I realy like Gunzilla .it works amazing . I have hunted -30C for cyote never had a problem . Check the testimonials on the internet.
    I have nothing vested in this stuff it just realy works
    F.K.
     
  20. regload

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    Ditto for me. That's one of the things they (those oils) were designed for.