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Old 01-02-2009, 09:42 AM
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Gun oil??

I alway's use good solvent's for cleaning my bore,but how important are gun oil's once the barrell is clean?I have alway's just used whatever Wal-mart has laying on the shelf.No one seems to talk much about oils,I was wondereing if there is much to be gained from using one oil versus another,as far as bore care is concerened.
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Old 01-02-2009, 11:06 AM
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Re: Gun oil??

I use Break Free and always run a dry patch through the bore prior to shooting (just to remove any residual oil).

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Old 01-02-2009, 12:09 PM
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Re: Gun oil??

Thanks AJ,I would have never thought break free would have performed so well as a protective lubricant.I think I will have to buy some this weekend at the gun show.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:48 PM
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Re: Gun oil??

I like Rem oil. It also has teflon in it which is an excellent lube and doesnt attract dust.

Also, after I clean my barrels I run a oiled patch down the bore just before I foul the barrel. This lubes the barrel and you dont get near the copper gauling in the barrel on the first shot. Once powder fouled, the fouling helps a bit against copper fouling. You cant eliminate copper fouling, but you can slow it down. This is one of the best ways I have found to slow it down. I get about twice the shots in my barrels between cleanings than if I didnt lube the barrels prior to fouling.

Note: The oils I use are always light weight and the first shots chrony about 100-150 FPS slower than the second and third foul shots. Heavier oils may generate extra pressure. I wouldnt advise using a heavy oil or grease.
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:49 PM
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Re: Gun oil??

I second BreakFree CLP, and around here WalMart carrys it in their sporting goods department, its in a black can or bottle.
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:37 PM
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Re: Gun oil??

I do remember seeing it at Wal Mart,I just never realised the stuff was that good.
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Old 01-04-2009, 03:42 PM
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Re: Gun oil??

Breakfree CLP is what the US Army was, and maybe still is, using.

"CLP" stands for Cleans, Lubricates, Protects.

However, I would recommend running a patch of Hoppes #9 powder solvent just prior to fouling shots as it helps make the cold bore shot fall into the group. If your interested in that kind of stuff.

Personally, I like "Tetra Gun" oil, even tho it stinks to high heaven.
It works great when fresh, but tends to gum after about a year.

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