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Gun Oil

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jonn5335, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. jonn5335

    jonn5335 Longview Active Member

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    I go through a lot of gun and recently ran out so I did what I think most of us would do I went to my local gun shop and what I noticed is gun oil is $1-4 an ounce depending on brand is it just me or does that seem unresonable? which brought me to thinking whats wrong with using motor oil instead at $3 a quart ? Do any of you use anything besides gun oil on your guns veg oil/motor oil ?
     
  2. Glockman19

    Glockman19 Hillsboro Active Member

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    I have used marvel mystery oil when I dont plan on shooting for a little while. It seems to be a little thicker than gun oil. I havent had any issues in 1o years of using it.
     
  3. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Anything designed to work in an engine will work on a firearm. There is no "magic" to gun oil...a quart of 30W synthetic would last you years....and pay for itself fourfold.
     
  4. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Been using full synthetic motor oil without issue for three years.
     
  5. DHorton

    DHorton Spokane, Wa New Member

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    I've been using ATF for awhile now, no issues. Have enough to last years.
     
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  6. Sabertooth

    Sabertooth Josephine County Active Member

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    Sewing machine oil, Marvel Mystery oil. Any oil that will not dry out.
     
  7. IheartGUNS

    IheartGUNS WaCo Well-Known Member

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    I myself don't use "gun oil" for lubrication, but I use it(CLP) for cleaning. For lubrication I use automotive grease.
     
  8. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Include premium synthetic motor oil as an option and I will vote
     
  9. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Tri-Flow. I have most of a gallon jug left from the days you could buy that quantity.
     
  10. wichaka

    wichaka Wa State Well-Known Member

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    I use grease, and most any grease will do...even lubri-plate.

    Oil runs and doesn't stay put.
     
  11. Burt Gummer

    Burt Gummer Portland Completely Out of Ammo

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    ATF stinks up your gun. Smells like an old lady that never bathes.
     
  12. Blitzkrieg

    Blitzkrieg WA Well-Known Member

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    Synthetic oil sticks, that is one key to why it is a superior oil
     
  13. tattoo

    tattoo NorthWest Active Member

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    Grease on what slides and Mobil 1 on all the rest. Thats how I fly.
    Dave
     
  14. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    +1 on the Break free CLP
     
  15. tomcat mv

    tomcat mv Maple Valley WA Member

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    I only use Mobil 1 synthetic oil, especially improtant in an AR or other auto weapon. It will not burn off like petroleum based lubes such as CLP. I did just order some stuff called Frog Lube that was invented by a Navy SEAL and is getting good reviews from the guys over at the Sniper's Hide forum.
     
  16. skydiver

    skydiver Sandy,OR Well-Known Member

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    I do just the opposite. I use gun oil in my car's engine. It does a better job than motor oil. :bluelaugh:
     
  17. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    Now that is an expensive oil change!:bluelaugh:



    I have heard about people using synthetic motor oil on guns. When my bottle of gun oil runs out, I may give it a try.
     
  18. wakejoe

    wakejoe Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Lube is lube. Doesn't matter what kind.

    Gun oil, Motor oil, tranny fluid or KY.
     
  19. RWeaver

    RWeaver Everett, WA Member

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    You think the stuff in "gun oil" was discovered shortly after the invention of guns? It's just a substance that someone found had the right characteristics for use in guns and decided to rebrand as "gun oil," along with a suitably inflated price, of course. If it works, it works, regardless of price of or label.
     
  20. coop44

    coop44 Tacoma ,WA Well-Known Member

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    How do you know?:laugh:

    seriously I have used motor oil, bearing grease, I stay away from thin oils like atf. Still like CLP or Breakfree.