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Is he right?
gun lube is not that expensive, and comes in bottles are more suitable to apply.
>it's not that expensive to buy something you need to constantly apply
I got a tall can of ballistol for $5 a year ago and it's still half full, that's with monthly wipe down of the rest of my guns and range use.
You don't need to constantly apply it. Unless you use supremely shit oil, it'll leave a film for a long time, and most guns don't need a lot after shooting. A small bottle lasts a long time unless you're just a know nothing gay that drenches your shit in oil
oil is cheap, you dont need to apply much, and something like an AR just needs a couple drops of oil after like a thousand rounds, minimum? its not an issue.
It's cheap and it all works fine for your average enthusiast. Buy what you like and don't care about min/maxing the things that bring you joy.
I can't be bothered to watch the video, but my experience has taught me that pretty much all gun lubes work just fine. Over the years I've used Rem Oil, PCL, CLP, Tri-Flow, RWS airgun oil, some Italian stuff that came with a Benelli shotgun, 3-in-1, Super Lube, LPS spray lube, ALG grease, Lucas gun lube, Vactra #2 way oil for machine tools, auto trans fluid, motor oil, and probably some others that I'm forgetting. Every one of them has worked just fine. This is like worrying about what brand of soap you use in the shower: the type of soap or oil doesn't matter so much, what DOES matter is that you're using some kind of it.
>what DOES matter is that you're using some kind of it
That's the point.
Any cleaning, lubrication and preservative products marketed specifically for guns will be sold at a MASSIVE markup, because the firearms community is highly susceptible to marketing and trend following.
Their automotive or workshop equivalents will do the same exact job (sometimes better) at a fraction of the cost, because both cars and workshops need oil too often and too liberally to fall for $50 bottles of magic oil.
What kind of super speshul oil is this? Link?
No the person you replied to but here you go:
Jesus. There's no way anyone actually buys this
34 oz of BreakFree CLP costs $55
34 oz of 3M multi purpose spray lube costs less than $20
That'll take years to get through unless you're this gay,
apparently. It's still a stupid thing to get worked up about
Buy it on sale, 34z won't fit in my range bag but those little $5 bottles of hoppes with the spout will.
>3M multi purpose spray lube
not great, not terrible. I wouldn't choose something containing waxes. prone to buildup. though nothing that can't be fixed by cleaning.
True, but unremarkable. Every niche is filled with overpriced specialty products, automotive included. Visit any auto parts store and there's a whole isle of various magical additives you're supposed to put in your oil or gas. You can buy motor oil that costs $3 a quart and you can buy stuff that costs $15 a quart. While I do agree that many "gun oils" are overpriced, I don't think many of them are egregiously so, at least not compared with anything else. "Reel oil" being hawked to fishermen or bearing oil for skateboarders is no different.
If you're so poor that 5 dollars a bottle over 3 dollars a bottle is too much to ask, you're in the wrong hobby. People that get worked up over what oil everyone uses are straight fucking retarded
good thing automotive products are never sold for a massive mark-up.................................
They're all snake oil and perform no better than your average store brand spray-on universal cleaning/preservative oil for cleaning, and for lubrication, most lube brands are actually worse than motor oil, or motor oil + grease.
The only use for specialized stuff is copper solvents, and you only need these once in a blue moon, and only if you shoot a LOT.
Plain 'ol Ammonia, like that in the cleaning products isle of the supermarket, is an excellent copper solvent and you can get a huge jug of it for less than the price of a small bottle of most copper solvents.
I can also see that some people might have need for products with better corrosion protection or ability to displace water depending on what environment they live in, if we're talking about a gun that will be taken out hunting in the rain, etc. But for most people this won't be a factor.
we used it on an old as hell marlin 60 from 1968. so much shit came out of the barrel. barrel was in decent shape though.
they take GSA, so you would buy this to pad out orders to get more funding. then sell it at gubshows when you retire.
Ya I'm sure it's meant to be used by the armory, which is why it's so expensive and why it's grease.
it is an armory/gunsmith thing. a little goes a very long way.
I use this since I got the bottle for free from a yardsale with other synthetic lubricants for cars.
he's not completely wrong. yes, most "gun oils" are suboptimal products at an inflated price. yes, motor oil works fine for regular shooting.
"treats the metal" is nonsense. all lubricants and corrosion inhibators form a film on the surface, period. give it a thorough cleaning and the metal is bare again. a surface treatment is something completely different. an example would be nitriding. that actually chemically alters the surface to a certain, very small depth.
motor oil is also not good at all at corrosion inhibition in adverse environments. most "gun oils" aren't either.
I for one use a calcium sulfonate grease with a fully synthetic base oil.
I think I've maybe spent 10 dollars on gun lube in the past 5 years. Idk why anyone gets autistic about this shit
because its a scam dude. you spent $10 on a scam. just use motor oil
Bro yes such a scam bro the thousands of rounds I've shot in that time with no lubrication issues means I was scammed. I should have bought a quart of motor oil and then a separate little bottle to pour that into so I can apply it to my gun instead of the two bottles of Slip2k I've been using for 5 years that are still mostly full themselves vro
Bro you don't understand bro you got totally scammed for 2 dollars less you could have gotten it at 40 cents an ounce rather than 52 cents an ounce you're just a huge idiot bro the joos got you
Zomg Hitler was right! The JOOZ!
I guarantee you waste far more money on food scams, perhaps even on a daily basis.
Anon wasted $5 over a period of 5 years....who gives a shit? Surely we have more pressing concerns than that?
theres an opportunity cost though. he could have put that $5 into bitcoin and turned it into over 100k
And surely he could have found other, better, ways to save far more than $5 which he could have put into bitcoin.
yea and he should do those as well as save the $5. you should all be min maxing your finances to buy as much bitcoin as possible if you dont want to live in a pod and eat bugs
listen here fat. You can put more into Bitcoin if you live in a pod and eat bugs.
>people no using cum lube
Fags in this thread.
>falling for scam lube
Hoppes 9 bore solvent IS gun oil, it's a very light oil and I use it to lube my guns, makes clean up a absolute breeze.
>anon no it's not it's bore solvent
yes it is, but it's also a very light oil, the hoppes bottle even suggests using it to lube firing pins and strikers to keep them free.
low viscosity oils aren't good lubricants though.
>BRO you could have saved $0.11/ounce and invested the money instead and been a bazillionaire by now and bought a Ferrari
Oh yeah where's your Ferrari?
>well I had to spend that money on an applicator bottle because I can't lube my guns with a quart bottle of motor oil okay??
Any moron who still uses dedicated gun lube owns less than 20 guns.
I dare any of the speshul lube defenders ITT to prove me wrong.
I have 20+. Prove that you do.
~45 or so thanks to inheritance and hoppes is my girl because I like the label
What about WD-40?
Yes. Ive tried practically everything and performance is identical.
So what if i want to have my gun in a rifle bag or in a case with foam? Wouldn't that stuff soak up any oil with time?
yes, which is another reason to not use oil but grease instead.
Any kind of clp is good for you. The only exception would be machineguns i think. My local boomer has a granfathered full auto mg42 looking machinegun and he uses some kind of powder as a lubrificant
Will gun socks make my guns rust?
It would have to be pretty humid for it to do that
56% average humidity in my house
yes, if it's humid inside.
I use clp oil. And it runs right off the bcg.
CLP is a degreaser? The small amout being left on the steel is enough to do a job, learn to lube
Yes. The FDF has used stuff like Mobil 5W-40 on rifles for decades. Reservists use also stuff like CRC gun oil.
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