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Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby Hovannes » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:31 am

There's a lot of high tech stuff out there---do you use it? Or do you use traditional brands? Or do you like to concoct your own(such as "Ed's Red?")
Just curious. :hmm:
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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby hungryrob » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:48 am

I use whatever is lying on the bench... If I ever get round to cleaning a gun. :grin:
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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby flintlok » Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:57 am

hungryrob wrote:I use whatever is lying on the bench... If I ever get round to cleaning a gun. :grin:


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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby Sidebyside » Thu Apr 03, 2014 9:26 am

3 in 1 :thup:
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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby TheSquire » Thu Apr 03, 2014 11:14 am

Brunox.
My blackpowder guns seem to like it and a can lasts ages!
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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby leadpig » Thu Apr 03, 2014 4:32 pm

browning legia for oil
remington action cleaner for my good guns,carb cleaner for the rest
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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby 1in9 » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:09 pm

KG range on the rifles
Napier cleaner and oil on the shotguns

KG1 carbon remover is particularly good all round :thup:
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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby Hovannes » Sat Apr 05, 2014 10:22 pm

I inherited most of my cleaning supply preferences from my dad:
Gun Slick grease (Lubriplate or RIG as alternatives)
Outers Super Nitro Solvent
Outers, 3 in 1, Wahl or sewing machine oil--in no particular order.
I have been playing with Eezeox and Kroil, but not for normal gun cleaning chores (Eezeox for treating surface rust on an vintage 870 Wingmaster I happened upon, and Kroil as a "release" on bullet molds)
I'm finding chain saw bar oil and dry bicycle chain lube rather intriguing. Of course, it has to be extra virgin olive oil for the Beretta! ;)
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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby flintlok » Sun Apr 06, 2014 1:13 am

Okay, for God's sake don't use olive oil to protect metal on firearm. Kroil oil is an excellent penetrant, probably the best around, and goods for penetrating and lifting junk left in the bore. It's an excellent gun cleaning penetrant as a bore cleaner. It's is not a lubricant nor will it remove copper fouling.

It's important to use a gun oil that stays where you put it, doesn't volatilize and dry out leaving a gum residue, will not degrade (oxidize) with time, as well lubricate. That's what gun oil is designed to do. Olive oil and crap like WD 40 does not and will not meet that criteria. Here's a good article on gun lubricants in general. It's lesson 101 on oils and grease.

http://www.grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html
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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby Hovannes » Sun Apr 06, 2014 5:11 am

flintlok wrote:Okay, for God's sake don't use olive oil to protect metal on firearm. Kroil oil is an excellent penetrant, probably the best around, and goods for penetrating and lifting junk left in the bore. It's an excellent gun cleaning penetrant as a bore cleaner. It's is not a lubricant nor will it remove copper fouling.

It's important to use a gun oil that stays where you put it, doesn't volatilize and dry out leaving a gum residue, will not degrade (oxidize) with time, as well lubricate. That's what gun oil is designed to do. Olive oil and crap like WD 40 does not and will not meet that criteria. Here's a good article on gun lubricants in general. It's lesson 101 on oils and grease.

http://www.grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html
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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby Deallad » Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:50 pm

I use Parker Hale 009. Balistol, some Hoppes products, for copper one of the KG cleaners seems to do the job

From time to time the Breakfree CLP has it's moments, shotgun barrels shine with it

The Balistol seems to get bashed the most with 405 gn hardcast lead boolits in the hog hunting Henry 45/70gov

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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby Lancs Lad » Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:21 am

KG1 Carbon Cleaner to get the crap off, then Ballistol for lubrication and preservation.
I use KG12 once or maybe twice a year to remove copper fouling, depending on how much shooting I'm doing.
This all works for me but your mileage may vary. :)
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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby Cam » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:12 am

I have recently been introduced to ACF-50

It is an anti corrosive/lubricating oil and I find that sticks to the blueing of my AirArms TX200MK3 very well. (I am testing the stuff out before using on my other guns).

I predict that this stuff will allow dust to settle on the surface, but the supposed anti-corrosive quality is a big attraction for me.
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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby Jubbles » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:27 pm

Just go with near enough any old gun oil and you should be fine.

To be honest for us civvie shooters all we need is something that is relatively viscous so it doesn't run off the rifle when it's upright in a cabinet for weeks on end.

I use OTIS gun oil because I bought some many years ago and it has lasted me a long time.

Frankly though the next time I buy gun oil I will buy OX24 the standard British Army lubricant for small arms. It has worked well enough on all the weapon systems I have used over 5 years in the army, you can buy it for £44 a litre which is much less than many branded oils and it works at a temperature range -54°C to 50°C.

If it's good enough to keep my weapon system functioning reliably anywhere from the Norwegian ice caps to the Iraqi Desert then I'm sure it'll be just fine for a bolt action or straight pull rifle.

NB. For my VZ.58 straight pull rifle I have coated some surfaces with grease, i doesn't rub away easily or dry up which is ideal.
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Re: Solvents, oils, and grease....

Postby Les1066 » Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:42 pm

Fairy liquid and plenty of water. You should see the size of the bubbles I can blow with 4 grains of powder up the spout! :thumbs:
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