1. Nov 24, 2012 #1
    TheLastViking

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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.
     
  2. Nov 24, 2012 #2
    Brownie65

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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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  4. Nov 25, 2012 #4
    chupacabrachus

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    I've used/use various motor oils from mobil full synth to royal purple 20w50. Whatever is on hand.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2012 #5
    TheLastViking

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    Right on. Thanks for the info folks.
     
  6. Nov 26, 2012 #6
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    Mobil-1 5-20 here.
     
  7. Nov 28, 2012 #7
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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.
     
  8. Jan 8, 2013 #8
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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?
     
  9. Jan 8, 2013 #9
    JaydenH

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    how bad are the solvent packages in ATF?

    mixture of royal purple hps 5-30, maxfilm, and RP gun oil.
     
  10. Jan 8, 2013 #10
    777TRUTH

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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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