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Old 02-23-2011, 11:37   #1
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Lube for AR's

Question: What do you all use for lubing your AR's/ Some LEO friends
said grease. I use the Trans /Oil mix. Thanks
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Old 02-23-2011, 11:57   #2
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CLP mostly. I will treat new parts on a new build with Miltec and then use clp as needed for normal use. I use grease sparingly as it likes to attract a lot of dirt and I tend to roll around a lot with my weapons. If I am going to store one for a period of time I like to use a grease.

Now many of my high end 1911 type pistols and bolt rifles tend to get a good white grease as it is an excellent lube and stays put or doesn't run. But it isn't cheap either.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:13   #3
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I really like MPro7 LPX, but Slip EWL, Weapon's Shield, and Militec have worked just as well for me in the past.

Not to cut into Surf's input, but CLP has never worked well for me. I have tried Break Free and other brands and the product typically evaporates much sooner than later. As I have heard people with much more experience than myself say; "CLP is a cleaner, lubricant, and provides protection against rust. It does all three of these things, but doesn't do any one very well.".
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:18   #4
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SLIP, I have used a very, very small amount of teflon wheel bearing grease before, and to be honest, it worked friggen amazing, never did burn off
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:39   #5
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I mostly use the Break Free version of CLP because it is supplied and works well. We also purchase Miltec lube and Miltec grease. I mostly use the Break Free as it is supplied. I find that in a good day of shooting 600-800 round range, I will lube up twice in the day with Break Free. The Miltec is a great lube but it is a dry lube and evaporates or burns off quickly. I really don't like the Miltec for corrosion resistance as it dries up too fast. I can clean and lube up a rifle with Miltec, put the rifle in the safe and a week later it will be dry. I need to lube at least 3-4 times / day when shooting with Miltec. High temp wheel bearing grease lasts a long time but gums up quickly when a lot of dirt / debris and carbon is introduced. It stays put and works well if you can keep the weapon clean.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:55   #6
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I usually use Slip2000, but have been known to use Mobil 1 and a few other automotive lubes without a problem.
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Old 02-23-2011, 12:59   #7
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I use Tetra Grease on the lugs and Mobil 1 everywhere else on rifles. Get yourself one of those oiler bottles from Dewey and you'll be good to go.

I do keep a can of Breakfree CLP in my range bag mostly to blast away dirt that may get in the action.

I went through a period where I liked Lubriplate SynXtreme HD 0 (NLGI-0) on firearms, but it's quite pricy and the Tetra works well.
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Old 02-23-2011, 15:16   #8
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What you use isn’t important. What matters is using enough. In other words, keeping the BCG wet. Breakfree CLP has been fine for me. For a cheap lube that works well, synthetic motor oil is hard to beat.
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Old 02-23-2011, 15:35   #9
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I use CLP on all firearms, never had a problem.
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Old 02-23-2011, 15:36   #10
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CLP.

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Old 02-23-2011, 16:33   #11
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Old 02-23-2011, 16:39   #12
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CLP or LSA.
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Old 02-23-2011, 22:52   #13
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Slip2000 EWL lube, and clp.


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Old 02-23-2011, 22:56   #14
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what you use isnít important. What matters is using enough. In other words, keeping the bcg wet. Breakfree clp has been fine for me. For a cheap lube that works well, synthetic motor oil is hard to beat.
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Old 02-23-2011, 22:59   #15
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CLP is what I like.
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Old 02-24-2011, 17:44   #16
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I got this formula off of m4carbine.net:

9 oz. Hoppe's No.9
1 qt. STP Oil Treatment
1 qt. Mobil 1 10w30 Synthetic automotive oil (I deviated here, and used 20w50 Mobil 1 instead)
1 qt. automatic transmission fluid

Obviously, it makes over 3/4 gallon of a reddish gooey mix. Shake it up [very] well, and squirt liberally on the BCG. It takes a while to go through it all, and it's relatively cheap for the large amount you can make.
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Old 02-24-2011, 17:50   #17
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I've only used CLP and Weapon Shield. They've worked fine for me.
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Old 02-24-2011, 18:16   #18
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Old 02-24-2011, 18:24   #19
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+1 on the militec. Follow their procedure, the stuff works!
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Old 02-24-2011, 18:44   #20
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I have used CLP almost exclusively and see no reason to change that. Works great for me.
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Old 02-24-2011, 21:37   #21
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I use royal purple, or have tried some Mobile 1 synthetic grease.
No failures at all yet.
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Old 02-24-2011, 21:49   #22
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Quote:
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Question: What do you all use for lubing your AR's/ Some LEO friends
said grease. I use the Trans /Oil mix. Thanks
I started using the motor oil I use in my truck this year and its working better than gun lubes I have used in the past. I use synthetic 5w/30.
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Old 02-24-2011, 23:34   #23
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:17   #24
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Mobile 1 or Royal Purple 5W20.

And not very much.

Makes cleaning a breeze.
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12 ounces Mobil 1 20W50
8 ounces synthetic ATF
8 ounces Marvel Mystery Oil
4 ounces STP engine treatment
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