AR15: Oil or Grease?

AR15: Oil or Grease?

This is a discussion on AR15: Oil or Grease? within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; As the title states, do you lube your AR with oil, grease or a combination? Personally, I prefer a quality oil. I have used everything ...

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    AR15: Oil or Grease?

    As the title states, do you lube your AR with oil, grease or a combination? Personally, I prefer a quality oil. I have used everything from RemOil, Mobil 1 and to my current favorite of Slip 2000 EWL. Been using Slip 2000 EWL now for a while and have found it to run really well and it cleans up pretty easy to boot. Having said that, I truly believe a quart of synthetic 5w30 motor oil would last the average shooter (including myself) a long time and for a fraction of the cost compared to dedicated gun lubes. Interested to hear what everyone else likes and uses?
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    Mobil 1 here.

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    Only guns I ever recall putting grease on are miniguns and mk19s. Everything else gets oil.
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    Mobil 1 mixed 50/50 with Marvel Mystery Oil. Been using it for years on all my guns.
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    I use Extreme Weapons Lube - Slip 2000.

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    LAW (Lubricant, Artic Weapons) works great. Its a Teflon-based grease with good staying power. Its also thinner than a normal grease, but I like it cause it stays put...
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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    I use Extreme Weapons Lube - Slip 2000.

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    I use M-Pro 7 products on all of my guns. Rifles, shotguns, and revolvers get oil only. My 1911 handguns get a thin line of grease on the rails.
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    Pat Rogers was fond of Slip 2000 for ARs, mainly for its water solubilty. He didn't push it, though, he said just run 'em wet. Here he is showing an acceptable alternate lube:
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    All my weapons, Rifles,Shotguns and Handguns, use Hoppe`s Ultra,Never an Issue!. Hoppe`s products have been my standard for over 50 years and have Never disappointed me. Will Continue.

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    I use Hoppes 9 for cleaning and CLP for lube on the barrel. My bcg and bolt get Mobil syntech 5w30.
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    Oh Lord, OP opened up a big can of worms. Look, lube is lube and it don't matter what brand you use, just as long as you keep it lubed. I have used most of the "miracle" lubes and other brands all the way down to 10w30 motor oil. To tell ya the truth, I haven't found any significant difference between any of them. I have thrown away more bottles of lube than I have actually used. IMO, if there was just one lube I "had" to choose, I would just go with any flavor of conventional motor oil.
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    For over 30 years now it's been all oil, all the time.
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    If an AR needs grease, something is wrong. Same with a Glock. A good oil (pick your poision) works every time, and not too much.
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