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    TheLastViking XDTalk 100 Member

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    :?:Has anyone tried using synthetic motor oil as gun lube? If so, what viscosity? Read in a magazine that it works pretty good. Sounds like it would work, since it has such a high combustion temperature. Seven bucks a quart is a lot better than seven bucks an ounce.

     
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    I use Mobil 1 5w30. Do a search for it. Lots of opinions on the forum already.


    ———You can't always get what you want, but if you try you get what you need.
     
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    I've used 20/50 Mobil One and Amsoil (both synthetic) it's a slightly thicker viscosity and stays put a lil better than 5/50. The only drawback to Motor Oil is the smell when it gets hot.
    I feel there is better out there.... but it will work if your just wanting to cheap it.

    Like Brownie65 said, there is a ton on this forum for it.. do a search and you will quickly see that Lube is a personal preference and everyone has their favorites and they are typically all different. This can be based on location, from mild climate, to salty climate to freezing climates... just use the best for you and your condition.

    Hope this helps!

    The Lubes I've used on my firearms are:
    SuperLube with ptfe (Grease)
    Weaponshield
    TW25b
    CLP Preservative
    CLP (General)
    GunZilla
    Froglube (paste better than oil)
    Lubriplate Grease
    20/50 Amsoil Synthetic
    20/50 Mobil One Synthetic
    ATF
    Lucas Red/Tacky Grease
    Militec-1
    Slip2000 EWL

    All are good...

    lately I've been mixing some SuperLube Grease with a little Weapon Shield Oil and I am loving it... super slick and stays put.

    to each his own... Lubes are like asking if people prefer Brunettes, Blonds or Red Heads everyone has a favorite, none better than another. It's all pink on the inside. :)


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    chupacabrachus XDTalk 5K Member

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    I've used/use various motor oils from mobil full synth to royal purple 20w50. Whatever is on hand.
     
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    TheLastViking XDTalk 100 Member

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    Right on. Thanks for the info folks.
     
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    Mobil-1 5-20 here.
     
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    I've used Mobile 1 5-30 before and it worked fine. I've switched to Millcom tw25b and it works much better.
     
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    I use 10w30 and I have FRAM oil filter for Vertical grip.


    Actually I just started using Lubit-8 fully synthetic.

    If thinner is the way to go, what about Automatic Transmission Fluid?
     
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    how bad are the solvent packages in ATF?

    mixture of royal purple hps 5-30, maxfilm, and RP gun oil.
     
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    Pennzoil Synthetic 10w30 for me but I'm in a warm climate.

    Below 40 or so degrees use a 5w30.
     
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    I use it on my AR a mixture of (Synthetic) 1 part ATF (Amsoil) to 2 parts OIL (Amsoil)
    Good stuff. The ATF helps the oil creep and there is no need to stress about the solvent in ATF. I just wish it weren't a red color. :(

    I am loving Ed's red (minus the acetone) to drop my XD barrel in for cleaning. Make clean up a snap.

    Oh, and almost all products (CLP wise) have a touch of solvent. That's why it's called CLEAN LUBRICATE PROTECT. So no worries about ATF at all. It does stain though.

    I always try to use gloves when cleaning any of guns. Just for safety... overkill? maybe, but better safe than sorry.

    Hope this helps.


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    0W-40 but only if there is nothing else
     
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    I use Amsoil on my XDm and AR too.

    Sent from my DROIDX
     
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    I run Mobil 1 in most of my cars/trucks/suvs.

    I change my own oil/oil filters - so I always have these (almost) empty oil bottles/jugs sitting around after the oil change. I tip them up at an angle and let them sit a couple of days and then pour the left over oil into those little GI oil bottles that come in the M16 cleaning kits. I buy the bottles at gun shows for $1 each and keep a few full ones. As I empty one it goes to the garage and a full one goes to the top of the refrigerator, the cleaning box, the tool box, the shooting/range bag, etc.

    I can get enough left over oil from one of those 5 qt. jugs to fill up a plastic oiler bottle.

    I use it on the handguns and the AR15s and the shot guns. No issues so far.
     
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    :rolleyes:Do you change the oil every 3K rounds?

     

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