View Poll Results: Which lube is best

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  • Grease

    17 9.77%
  • Slip 2000

    74 42.53%
  • Mobile 1

    27 15.52%
  • No lube, run it dry

    4 2.30%
  • CLP

    40 22.99%
  • Froglube

    6 3.45%
  • ATF

    2 1.15%
  • Fireclean

    8 4.60%
  • Ballistol

    7 4.02%
  • Rem oil

    1 0.57%
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Thread: Best lube for AR?

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    Best lube for AR?

    Guys I need help trying to figure out which lube is best. Should I use grease? Gun oil? Motor oil? ATF? Sewing machine oil? Dry lube? No lube? Ballistol? Rem oil? Froglube? Fireclean? CLP? Vaseline? I need to make sure my AR is running in top shape. We need to settle this.

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    Slip2000


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    Just what was needed, another lube thread on the internet.


    Why don’t you test each one you have listed and tell us what you discover?


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    You’ll get answers swearing to GOD, that Blah (insert one of 50 products) is da best.
    The important thing is lube the gun.
    An AR will run wet and dirty, not gonna run long dry and dirty.
    A true "Gun Guy" (or gal) should have familiarity and a modicum of proficiency with most all firearms platforms, as well as the major Food Groups.

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    You're missing one of the better ones: Lucas Extreme Duty Gun Oil.

    I'm seeing that stuff by the gallon by more and more serious-use folk.
    Last edited by MJN1957; 11-05-20 at 15:53.

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    We need, at least, one of these threads a week.

    Bill Tidler Jr.
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    ...We have long maintained that the only accessories that a 1911 needs are a trigger you can manage, sights that you can see, and a dehorning job. That still goes.
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    There are a lot of lubes that work great, I personally prefer the ones that are non-toxic, Slip 2000 EWL, ALG go-juice, froglube, etc. Shooting exposes you to plenty of toxic substances, no need to stack a toxic lube on top of it.

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    Olive oil smells best.
    RLTW
    “Your posts will be more accurate and received much better if you form your opinions with less emotion and more objectivity and then express them as if you’re in a discussion with friends, rather than an injured and cornered animal fighting for its life.” -Revolution 9 on the hide

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    Quote Originally Posted by PracticalRifleman View Post
    Just what was needed, another lube thread on the internet.
    Just what was needed, another comment about another lube thread. J.K., dood.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1168 View Post
    Olive oil smells best.
    Cue more of the usual comments: use KY jelly, use Canola oil. As predictable as Democrat voting fraud.


    As Gaijin said: There's no 'scientific' testing of these lubes that holds any water, despite the claims. All the 'comparisons' on YT are just half-assed, narrow, selective, and biased. Some of the tests run by certain well known "tribologist" figures traffic in techno-babble but are ultimately no more scientific nor are their lubes more effective. The few tests that try to be more rigorous and detailed, like the well known one that compared 46 lubes, never have enough sample size to draw any real conclusions. And, they don't test all the factors you'd want to know for a good lube, like how does it do under extreme heat and cold. What matters is pick a reputable gun lube and use it.

    As PracticalRifleman said: Try a few, pick one.

    What I use: Slip EWL 30 for oil, Slip EWG for grease on slides, rails, and load-bearing parts.

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    It's long overdue for a lube thread.
    The simple fact of the matter is this, America has never not been great.
    - Mark Robinson

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