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    Motor Oil as Gun Lube

    I'm sure I'm not the first person to think this might be a good idea, but I sure as hell am not about to try it, unless some folks can assure me this isn't as crazy as I'm thinking it is.

    I don't see why it wouldn't be appropriate, but that's mostly because I don't have the intestinal fortitude to suck it up and give it a go.

    Anyone ever try something like this?
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    http://m4carbine.net/showthread.php?...ight=synthetic

    Since I have a quart of AMSOIL available thought, I'd use it in the interim. That's all. . .
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    You'd be surprised at how many folks use Mobil 1 or other synthetic car oils to lube guns with and with excellent results. Marvel Mystery Oil is another good one but it's sold as an oil additive. Basically anything can be used with some common sense tossed in. It's just a matter of personal preference. I'l bet good old STP which I don't even think is sold anymore would have been a great gun lube, thick as hell and you usually had to heat it to get it into the engine. Oops just gave away my age!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLandlord View Post
    I'm sure I'm not the first person to think this might be a good idea, but I sure as hell am not about to try it, unless some folks can assure me this isn't as crazy as I'm thinking it is.

    I don't see why it wouldn't be appropriate, but that's mostly because I don't have the intestinal fortitude to suck it up and give it a go.

    Anyone ever try something like this?
    What is the worst thing oil could do to a gun?

    Motor oil is all I've been using for lube for about a year now....Once you try it, you'll probably never go back.

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    I use TW-25 grease and Mobil-1 oil, 5-30W . That is the oil that my car uses , so I take a little for my guns.

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    As time goes on, I've been replacing all of my gun cleaning and lubrication chemicals with non-toxic products.

    For now, it's Slip2000 EWL and Hoppes Elite (MPro7).

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    been useing Mobil 1 for years ,the only lube that is better is LaRue machinegunners lube ,and it is very pricey. posted this here many times ,if you try it you will be pleased.
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