f> Search for the best gun lube is over! - Page 3 - Ruger Forum

Ruger Forum

Search for the best gun lube is over!

This is a discussion on Search for the best gun lube is over! within the Maintenance forums, part of the Firearm Forum category; 'nuff said. I'll take this gentleman's word over any snake oil salesman. Me, I use a drop or two of sewing machine oil on a ...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Firearm Forum > Maintenance

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old September 13th, 2015, 08:46 AM   #31
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: N.E. Illinios
Posts: 173
Ed Jaws is on a distinguished road
'nuff said. I'll take this gentleman's word over any snake oil salesman.

Me, I use a drop or two of sewing machine oil on a Q-tip, lightly swipe the slide rails and exterior barrel, then wipe it down with a dry cloth. Silicone rag it when it's put back together.

If the gun won't be shot for a while I'll run a lightly oiled patch through the bore too.





Last edited by Ed Jaws; September 15th, 2015 at 07:44 AM.
Ed Jaws is offline  
Advertisements
Old September 13th, 2015, 06:21 PM   #32
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: michigan
Posts: 181
DirtyHarold is on a distinguished road
I feel like Weapon Shield may lube the best, but it is some pretty thick stuff I can see why it wouldnt slide so easily like in that one guys test.

Clearly it is superior in WEAR reduction, which to me is very important so thats why its a winner for me.
DirtyHarold is offline  
Old September 13th, 2015, 06:22 PM   #33
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: michigan
Posts: 181
DirtyHarold is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by marxman View Post
Wow look into this stuff... I was all about the frog's lube. When I saw the test between weapons shield vs frogs lube, I think I'm a changed man
Yes!! Frog Lube also is terrible in very cold conditions. If temp drops below 10 F, dont plan on using any gun that has frog lube used on it.
DirtyHarold is offline  
 
Old September 13th, 2015, 06:33 PM   #34
 
ditto1958's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4,078
ditto1958 is just really niceditto1958 is just really niceditto1958 is just really niceditto1958 is just really niceditto1958 is just really nice
How do things like this get started? I've never used Frog Lube, so I'm certainly not trying to sell it, but this guy's videos appear to show pretty convincingly that Frog Lube actually works just fine in cold weather:

https://youtu.be/Z4eKuDWQn9M

https://youtu.be/EqiJU2sZ_qI
ditto1958 is offline  
Old September 13th, 2015, 07:27 PM   #35
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: michigan
Posts: 181
DirtyHarold is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by ditto1958 View Post
How do things like this get started? I've never used Frog Lube, so I'm certainly not trying to sell it, but this guy's videos appear to show pretty convincingly that Frog Lube actually works just fine in cold weather:

https://youtu.be/Z4eKuDWQn9M

https://youtu.be/EqiJU2sZ_qI
Not sure. Dont shoot the messenger (no pun intended). Yeah that guy clearly has no issues with it there. I feel like especially with a semi auto rifle platform like that, even if it had problems in the cold it would probably warm up pretty quick.

When I read about the issues it seems to be most prominent in semi auto pistols. but who knows maybe they took care of that issue or something.
DirtyHarold is offline  
Old September 14th, 2015, 05:41 PM   #36
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: MO, USA, Earth
Posts: 586
slohunter will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Water-Man View Post
Here's a good one to try: FIREClean | Home
Don't know which gun forum I read it on but someone proved it was just canola oil.
slohunter is offline  
Old September 14th, 2015, 05:51 PM   #37
 
Bozz48's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Central Texas
Posts: 1,926
Bozz48 will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by slohunter View Post
Don't know which gun forum I read it on but someone proved it (FireClean) was just canola oil.
Saw that too. I think it was the xdtalk forum. Big thread going on over there about it. Mass spectrometer was used to compare it, allegedly.
Bozz48 is online now  
Old November 5th, 2015, 11:09 PM   #38
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Montana
Posts: 19
dropkick is on a distinguished road
My family used 3 in 1 oil for years. Never had a complaint.
I'm using Hoppes right now because I have a bottle of it that came with a cleaning kit. It works fine also.
Almost any light oil will work well.

(disclaimer: I would avoid vegetable oils as many can get tacky when they dry and some thicken to much in cold weather)
dropkick is offline  
Old November 6th, 2015, 02:21 AM   #39
 
Tater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,061
Tater will become famous soon enoughTater will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by DirtyHarold View Post
Really the only pressured surfaces in a gun are the action if its semi/full auto, and the inside of the barrel.

Interestingly, Weapons Shield seems to reduce the most friction, but cause the most drag according to the test done....maybe its thicker so its just a slower moving oil.

I feel like the ultimate test would be to test bullet velocities with barrels treated with each type of oil
After, what, maybe a half dozen bullets, there will be no noticeable lubrication in the bore.
Tater is offline  
Old November 6th, 2015, 02:45 AM   #40
 
Tater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,061
Tater will become famous soon enoughTater will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by DirtyHarold View Post
I feel like Weapon Shield may lube the best, but it is some pretty thick stuff I can see why it wouldnt slide so easily like in that one guys test.

Clearly it is superior in WEAR reduction, which to me is very important so thats why its a winner for me.
It is superior in wear reduction in grinding, high pressure situations as that is what the test shows. Can you point out or name the part of a firearm that has that much force put on it when moving? Perhaps a slide that wore out? I can't because it doesn't happen.

As far as I'm concerned, a thick lube could attract debris on a slide and THAT will cause undue wear. A high viscosity lube could also hinder the bolt or slide and could be problematic.

Don't get me wrong, I love playing around with different lube products from Hoppe's to Eezox to Frog Lube to TW25b to CLP to LP and beyond.

But when I am looking at a reason to try one of these products, high pressure grinding of parts is never part of my consideration.
Tater is offline  
Old November 6th, 2015, 07:05 PM   #41
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 411
PriseDeFer is on a distinguished road
The AK bolt cam lug running in the bolt carrier cam race, M1 bolt cam lug running in the op rod cam race, the tiny tip of a J frame pawl/hand pushing on the cylinder ratchet teeth in a dirty fouled gun. The loads in these places may be modest but the surface area under load can be rather small.
PriseDeFer is offline  
Old November 6th, 2015, 07:09 PM   #42
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 1,884
refugeepj is a jewel in the roughrefugeepj is a jewel in the roughrefugeepj is a jewel in the rough
maiden oil!
refugeepj is offline  
Old November 7th, 2015, 04:36 AM   #43
 
Tater's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Florida
Posts: 3,061
Tater will become famous soon enoughTater will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by PriseDeFer View Post
The AK bolt cam lug running in the bolt carrier cam race, M1 bolt cam lug running in the op rod cam race, the tiny tip of a J frame pawl/hand pushing on the cylinder ratchet teeth in a dirty fouled gun. The loads in these places may be modest but the surface area under load can be rather small.
I don't have an AK or an M1 so I can't speak to that. Are you saying they are designed in such a way as to cause as much wear as this guy's test? I'd think if they were, they would supply each infantryman with 2 or 3 spares.

I do however have a revolver with a pawl similar to a S&W.

I don't know how dirty a revolver would need to be to create the kind of pressure you are talking about; I don't think it's there. If it's so jammed up it will cause these types of stresses, you probably won't be able to pull the trigger anyway.

I'm not buying this as a major criteria for buying a lubricant.
Tater is offline  
Old November 8th, 2015, 01:13 PM   #44
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: N. Calif
Posts: 2,460
firescout will become famous soon enough
Motor oil and ATF are not good choices for firearm lubricants. Motor oil provides little corrosion and open-air oxidation protection and the viscosity improver additives are not good for human skin contact. ATF stains, and, as it is primarily a hydraulic fluid, has certain additives that are not good for contact with human skin. ATF also has an unpleasant odor.

A small bottle of Hoppe's lubricating oil or Break Free CLP lasts me many, many years. Citing the 'affordability' of motor oil or ATF is a moot point, to me.

I have mainly used mineral oil-based firearms lubricants over the years, but the properties and user reviews of Frog Lube seem good.

Some of the widely-used food machinery lubricants show good properties that would make them ideal firearm lubricants. Du Pont's Kryrox fluorinated grease also has good properties for use as a slide rail/bolt slide lubricant.

WD-40 has minimal lubricating properties, and should not be used for that purpose.
firescout is offline  
Old November 8th, 2015, 04:12 PM   #45
 
manchinator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Oak Harbor, WA.
Posts: 73
manchinator is on a distinguished road
You guys are ALL WRONG!!! The absolute best is Armor-All and a stick of butter. melt and mix 50/50, add a pinch of brown sugar if you want it to stick better.

... (Unsalted butter that is, don't want corrode your now super slick firearm!)

Hehehe, Steve

Have most of them actually, F/L, CLP, Ballistol, Remoil, Eezox... Find myself using the CLP mostly.
manchinator is offline  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Firearm Forum > Maintenance


Search tags for this page

best gun lube

,
best gun lube 2016
,
best gun lube for shield
,
crc power lube on guns
,
grant cunningham gun lube
,
grant cunningham lubrication
,

guns and crc power lube

,

is crc powerlube good for guns

,
marvel mystery oil and mobil 1 guns
,
mobil 1 synthetic grease for ball joints
,

search

,
which gun lubricant is best
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Ruger Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Search is over! JohnB Ruger Double Action 15 February 14th, 2013 10:47 AM
No 1 RSI's.. In search of boomstick Ruger Single-Shot 0 February 9th, 2012 06:33 PM
To lube or not to lube.... A SS revolver Eatsrice91 Maintenance 27 December 16th, 2011 04:35 AM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2017 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.