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I'm looking to try different gun lubes, looking for something that keeps things running smooth and lasts a good period of time once applied. I heard some good things about synthetic motor oil, but upon further research wasn't so sure.
 

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Mobil 1 ATF and a whole lot of industrial products do a good job
 

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When I used to change the oil on my vehicles myself, as I poured new oil into the vehicle I would turn the empty oil can/jug upside down in a funnel in one of the empties. Over time I collected a couple of jugs of mixed motor oil. I doubt I will ever run out using it a drop at a time.

For a while I was using a product called "Slick 50". A light coating of that stuff went a long way. I never noticed any ill effects from using it.

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I can't recall a firearm failing to run with a bad oil , maybe too thick of a grease. Winter cold lately seems a bit colder, and lasts longer in the season. That thickens a lot of passable petroleum products.

A SIG armorer /Gunsmith..Robert Bruce , recommends "SuperLube" oil & grease. (Overriding what SIG supplies with their firearms. SuperLube is fully synthetic. GM relables the same stuff as AC Delco synthetic , in an aerosol can.

PTFE in the S.L. blend is trademarked as SYNCOLON. Milky clear in color, stays put for the most part, doesn't evaporate out, It passes tests as much more slippery, than many other brand names.
(rub some between your fingers, comparing to something else on the other hands fingers)
 

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I am with Popeye on this. Due to his recommendation about a year ago I changed to Mobile 1 Synthetic. It Works fine and is much less expensive. A guy at work vapes and the stuff that goes into his device comes in little bottles with what looks like an un-sharpened hypodermic needle for a spout. I asked him to save a couple for me. After a good cleaning out I filled them with Mobile 1. Instant and free precision oilier.
 

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I can't recall a firearm failing to run with a bad oil , maybe too thick of a grease. Winter cold lately seems a bit colder, and lasts longer in the season. That thickens a lot of passable petroleum products.

A SIG armorer /Gunsmith..Robert Bruce , recommends "SuperLube" oil & grease. (Overriding what SIG supplies with their firearms. SuperLube is fully synthetic. GM relables the same stuff as AC Delco synthetic , in an aerosol can.

PTFE in the S.L. blend is trademarked as SYNCOLON. Milky clear in color, stays put for the most part, doesn't evaporate out, It passes tests as much more slippery, than many other brand names.
(rub some between your fingers, comparing to something else on the other hands fingers)
SuperLube is also recommended for lubing MEC shotshell press colletts as well as the gaskets on my pool filters canisters; haven't tried it on guns yet. When I used a grease, I tend to use the red Shooter's Choice in the syringe; otherwise Hoppes, or any gun oil works on slide rails
 

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still mostly using G96 for oil.......
Shooters Choice for grease

Ballistol for BP guns...........

i will try Mobil One eventually.......but its hard to change the regimen after all the years for me.......
 

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Synthetic oil here too. Used to use 3 in 1 oil. Cheaper to buy a quart of mobil 1.
 

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Back when I was a newb, I bought the usual "gun oil" and "gun grease" from the gun store. Discovered that the old standby, 3-in-1 oil was about the same stuff and a lot cheaper, too. But since I still have the old "gun oil" and because it works I continue to use it.
m just about out of it now, and when it goes, I'll be switching to Mobil 1 oil and grease. I always have some here. It kills me that I bought all that stuff back then when I could have done like Alan does and just salvage drippings.

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Astroglide beats KY hands down....(or is that hand's up?)
 

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Better than both of those is the silicone based stuff. It’s a bit more slick and lasts longer.
For my guns I’ve tried different “gun Lubes” and even that military stuff. My Ex-DI father used 3&1 his whole life and I I’ve fallen back on it. It’s good but I may try the Mobil One sometime.
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I know who swear by using WD-40 too - and it sucks. 3-n-1 is not a great oil as it is very thin and migrates WAY too much
If you want to go that route, get oil made for commercial sewing machines.
 

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SLP 2000 is getting harder to find. Mobil 1 works really well. I also like SPECIALIST, by WD40.

More important than the lube, IMO, is how you apply it. Less is more. I use a lot of Q-tips.
 
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