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  • Texas1911

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    So what is everyone's preferred lube?

    I'm using Hoppe's at the moment, but I have used Gun Butter before as well. With the Hoppe's it's a bit easy to go overboard with their bottle.
     

    phatcyclist

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    I started using Hoppes because that's what my grandfather used and seemed to like. I have used a slew of others, including different CLP products. What I use now is Pro-Tech or FP-10 oil for the actions of all firearms except my Swiss rifle. It hates oil and feels less awesome when I use it. For that rifle I use grease and it is smooth as silk. I have Rem-oil for all bores, mostly because it is easy to apply to a patch.
     

    LHB1

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    I've tried a number of different oils/lubes over the last 50 years or so and have settled on what works for me:
    Solvent: Shooters Choice Bore Cleaner
    Lube: Weapon Shield or FP-10 or Wilson's Lube
    Protection: RustPrufe
    Rods: Dewey
    Brushes: correct sized brass brushes for each caliber barrel and oversize brass brush for the chamber.

    Comments:
    RemOil: very light and worked well in S&W revolvers but too light for my preference in 1911 pistols.
    GunSlick: worked ok in hot weather but dried/hardened in cold weather to a solid lump and lost lubricating capability.
    Molybdenum Disulfide (dry, graphite cousin): works OK for reloading presses but have not tried it on my guns. Prefer liquid lubes for them.
    Motor Oils: some people swear by them for lubing pistols but my guns cost a lot of money and I prefer to use something specifically marketed for use on them. Cost for the quantities of lube I use is not prohibitive.

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB
     

    LHB1

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    Alan,
    George Fennell (super nice guy) developed FP-10 several years ago. Now he has started another company and developed Weapon Shield. WS is supposed to be even better than FP-10. I use both and can't tell the difference. FP-10 is available at numerous stores. Weapon Shield is new but can be ordered from their website:
    http://www.steelshieldtech.com/

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB

    ps: If you want a learned discourse on why FP-10 and Weapon Shield are superior products, call or e-mail George. He is an expert in the field of lubricants.
     

    chevydeerhunter

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    I'm going to try the Blue Wonder lube. I really like their solvent. I cleaned my shotgun with Hoppes till I thought it was clean, then went back in with Blue Wonder and it still picked up quite a bit of lead and powder residue. So far, that stuff has been great and it's not as messy as Hoppes.
     

    Texas1911

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    Alan,
    George Fennell (super nice guy) developed FP-10 several years ago. Now he has started another company and developed Weapon Shield. WS is supposed to be even better than FP-10. I use both and can't tell the difference. FP-10 is available at numerous stores. Weapon Shield is new but can be ordered from their website:
    http://www.steelshieldtech.com/

    Good shooting and be safe.
    LB

    ps: If you want a learned discourse on why FP-10 and Weapon Shield are superior products, call or e-mail George. He is an expert in the field of lubricants.

    Cool, I'll order some and check it out.
     
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