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Thread: The good and Bad of Gun Oil

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    The good and Bad of Gun Oil

    Saw a seemingly well done test on different gun oils and their corrosion protection properties, I will try and put up a link.

    Seems the NZArmy has it sorted with the CLP Breakfree as it come in second after a product called CorrX, Rem oil was shite which is a bit sad as I have been using it out of a cleaning kit I have, change is in order.

    Whats everybody else think? After watching the link of course. Gun Lubricant Corrosion Tests - The Firearm Blog
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    frog lube

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    Hoppes #9

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    For me it is hoppes #9 and gunslick. I still remember as a kid when the old man was cleaning his 303 and the smell of the old youngs 303 wofting through the house used to love that smell the hotwater cupboard was filled with the smell of that gunoil never saw anything with rust on it with that stuff
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    I use Eezox as a protectant and "Bug Juice" as a lube.
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    Cheers for that link Banana
    Very informative.
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    Hoppes smells nice but it's junk

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    Always used CLP.
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    I am going to get me a big old bottle of CLP too, before basic I had never heard of it and wondered if it was the goods. Turns out yes.
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    I make a cleaner ,lube and rust preventer called Eds red (with lanolin version) Is the best stuff Ive used.
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    Just spent 10 days on Stewart Island and it was a good test for the rifles. Rough seas and a small inflatable boat saw lots of salt water on the rifles...

    The poor old sako's would go bright orange overnight, even after being oiled. The steel they're made from is so prone to rust that no matter what oil was used it really didn't stop the rust. We had hoppes, proshot and Remington oil. We even used cooking oil out of desperation - but it was no better.

    However over at the other camp the boys were using innox on their sako's and they had no issues...so although not a comprehensive test, it showed me that good old innox works very well and is available in a can for less than $20.

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    Eezox is where it's at for rust prevention.

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    Just remember there is a big difference between a rust preventer and a lubricant.
    Inox might stop you gun rusting in the safe, but in and AR15 for eg you may as well use water as a lube
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    thanks for posting that banana, most informative, my own observations are that rem oil is a good lube but innox is far better as a protection
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