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RMTactical
05-09-2011, 09:47
exclusively for their AR15?

I use CLP pretty much exclusively and with good results. I was just wondering if there are folks on here who use (or have used) mobil 1 or something like that instead on their AR15's and what their take is.

JBnTX
05-09-2011, 09:54
Common automobile engine oil is more than satisfactory to use on an AR-15.

Just compare the friction, pressure and heat of a car's engine to the friction,
pressure and heat of a semi auto AR-15.

JBnTX
05-09-2011, 09:56
Common automobile engine oil is more than satisfactory to use on an AR-15.

Just compare the friction, pressure and heat of a car's engine to the friction,
pressure and heat of a semi auto AR-15.

I sometimes use ordinary 3n1 oil on my ARs.

glock031
05-09-2011, 10:06
I use mobil-1 50w on my BCG. So far no problems. I use it on my glocks also.

Gunnut 45/454
05-09-2011, 10:30
Yep ! 10W20 works like a charm keep the carbon build up down and easy to wipe off! I'd rather pay $4 a quart verus the $50 for AR lubes. Yes I'm a cheap SOB.:supergrin:

Soviet937
05-09-2011, 10:56
I use castrol TWS motorsport 10w 60, the oil thats used for the BMW M3, M5, M6, being an BMW tech i have pretty much an endless supply to this stuff :upeyes:

madecov
05-09-2011, 12:09
I use Mobil 1 aynthetic wheel bearing grease on all but one of my rifle bolt carriers. Otherwise I also use Royal Purple 5W30. My AR'S run really well on lubed this way and these lubricants burn off much slower.

toddmog
05-09-2011, 12:28
Anyone see any real advantages of the 20W50 over a 5W30? Does the W50 stay put better? Last longer? etc...

Clint-M
05-09-2011, 12:30
No, but I think I'll give it a try this summer when I'm shooting in some Texas dust storms.

CM

STI
05-09-2011, 12:55
Some yrs ago I was shooting at the Grand American world trapshoot and noticed in the Perazzi buildong that their gunsmiths were using some kind of lube on thier expensive shotguns, I asked what it was, Valvoline 50 wgt oil!! and grease on the hinge pins.

Morris
05-12-2011, 20:57
Several years ago, Ken Elmore mentioned in an armorer's class that he runs Mobile 1 as a lube, 10w as I recall. But he found it fine and if Ken finds it fine for his guns, I'd say it's good to go for ARs.

madecov
05-12-2011, 21:43
Does anyone actually think the firearm manufacturers test and develop oil?

They provide a basic spec to the oil company, have an additive like teflon or something added, ask for several hundred gallons packaged in 2 ounce and 4 ounce bottles. They mark it up 600% or more and sell it to you.

Alaskapopo
05-12-2011, 21:50
exclusively for their AR15?

I use CLP pretty much exclusively and with good results. I was just wondering if there are folks on here who use (or have used) mobil 1 or something like that instead on their AR15's and what their take is.

I use 5w30 that is left over from my vehicle.
Pat

vafish
05-13-2011, 04:34
I use mobile one 5w-30 in my cars and guns.

eracer
05-13-2011, 06:08
I think most any DI AR-15 can run basically dry unless used for full-auto work. 100 rounds at the range per week isn't going to damage anything. Heck, the carbon (graphite) is a lube. I laugh whenever I see an AR spewing oil back into the shooter's face.

Smoker
05-13-2011, 07:35
Oh boy!!! Another oil thread!!!!!!!!!!

IndianaMatt
05-13-2011, 07:47
I don't use engine oil in particular but I do usually use just a household all-pupose oil.

http://media.mydoitbest.com/imagerequest.aspx?sku=575372&size=2&newsize=200

While I'm no chemist, I have long suspected that there only are several types of lightweight petroleum-based lubricants. Aside from motor oils fortified with detergents and such, I think oil is generally oil.

Mayhem like Me
05-13-2011, 07:50
Mobil 1`or any synthetic

Chuck TX
05-13-2011, 12:22
I do. Use CLP on some stuff, but most firearms especially the ones I shoot a lot, get Mobil 1. Works well and it's a hell of a lot cheaper.

Jack Black
05-13-2011, 13:13
I've found that Slip2000 just feels slicker than other oils. When used on my trigger it makes it feel lighter, and seems to last longer, than other oils. It's also relatively expensive and tends to run all over the place. If I use it on my bolt/carrier I'm constantly wiping my rifle down as it seeps out all the cracks. So now I just put a very tiny drop of Slip2000 on my trigger and use Mobil1 5w30 (which I buy for my car) everywhere else. The Mobil1 is cheap, stays where I put it, and works great.

NeverMore1701
05-13-2011, 13:16
Not exclusively, but I do use the same Mobil 1 10w30 that I put in my truck pretty often.

marvin
05-13-2011, 16:33
i've been using Mobil 1 for years, i figure that if it works in a nascar engine at 9000 rpm's it should work in an AR.

last year i started adding Marvel Mystery Oil to the Mobil 1, it will help stop sludge and other residues form building up.

brisk21
05-14-2011, 09:26
Synthetic or regular? My guess goes for regular since synthetic is thinner.

faawrenchbndr
05-14-2011, 09:29
http://media.mydoitbest.com/imagerequest.aspx?sku=575372&size=2&newsize=200

Burns off too darn quick to be useful more than about 100 rounds

High Altitude
05-14-2011, 15:08
I use synthetic motor oil/bearing grease on all my firearms. I have never had any problems at all.

I could take any synthetic motor oil, repackage it, call it some fancy name, put on a huge marketing campaign and it would sell. Guys would talk like it is the best stuff since sliced bread.

rkwrichard
05-15-2011, 05:57
Mobil 1, Slip, and Remoil..

powderhead
05-15-2011, 07:10
Yes, I also use motor oil, but I also use automatic transmission fluid.

STI
05-16-2011, 12:47
I used LSA for yrs and never had any problems, I dont know if the military still uses it or not, it works great.

Glocker1984
05-16-2011, 19:18
Mobil 1 5W-30 synthetic for me. No problems so far! :wavey:

TedG
05-16-2011, 21:30
I use mobil-1 50w on my BCG. So far no problems. I use it on my glocks also.

Me too, but I put the Mobil 1 in an old CLP bottle.... the Noveske doesn't know the difference. Shhhhhhh.