What do you use?
What solvents and lubricants do you guys use? I am trying to learn what are the correct solvents/lubricants are to be used and on what part of my AR.
I use Break Free CLP for everything, plus a dab of Lubriplate grease on the trigger/sear interface.
hoppes #9 bench rest
dow z-moly powder
(different lubes for different areas/guns)
Hoppes number 9
Castrol gun lube
Most used products:
Hoppe's No.9 Nitro Solvent
Weapon Shield CLP
Weapon Shield Grease
Other preferred products on hand:
Boretech Benchrest Blend
Break Free CLP
Break Free LP
Mil-comm MC2500 LP.
I use whatever i can get for free. SHOT show was last week and I came home with enough TW25b, Machine gunners lube, Tetra Grease, and Ballistol that i wont need to buy anything for at least a year.
If I'm spending my Money i like Slip 725 as a cleaner and TW25b for a lube. But I'll use just about anything.
WD40 - works fine as a solvent, I don't consider it an effective lube
Penatrating Oil (various brands, work about the same)
RemOil - works fine as a solvent, I don't consider it an effective lube
Non-Chlorinated brake cleaner - not around polymer, metal only
Breakfree Foaming Bore Cleaner for the bore.
Also non-chlorinated brake cleaner for spraying the big gunk off before getting to it with rags.
Sometimes Hoppes #9 or Hoppes #9 Benchrest.
For lube it's Tetra oil and grease.
I might switch to Slip2000 EWL30 and grease one day, but who knows.
I also like TW25b a lot, but it's freaking expensive and harder to find.
When at the range, or in the woods I just use the Tetra CLP stuff (so I don't have to worry about it having a bad reaction with other lubes) for cleaning and light lube and I also have a small bottle of oil and a tube of the grease in my kit.
royal purple, slip 2000, fp10
CLP, WD40 QTips and pipe cleaners and a big ass air compressor to blow all the crap out. Then wipe down with CLP.
Shooters Choice bore cleaner
Spray Moly Dry Film Lubricant
Froglube for lubing the BCG. Breakfree CLP for cleaning. I will be trying Slip2000 725 soon.
Cleaning Iron Sighted and NFA Uppers:
Breakfree Foaming Bore Cleaner to pre clean the bore and chamber
or Hoppies No 9
Solvent tank with solvent (high flash point refined mineral spirits) - if all plastic parts are off ;-)
or Autozone non-chlorinated brake cleaner
For scoped uppers
Barrett Bore Cleaner
or Shooters Choice (or Hoppies Bench Rest) alternating with Kroil
MPro-7 inside for the winter and/or careful use of brake cleaner to flush to chamber and bore.
Bolt and carrier tend to use the solvent tank or brake cleaner after pre cleaning with Hoppies No 9 or similar bore cleaner.
Note use Breakfree Foaming Bore cleaner for a quick clean, but always can get lots more carbon and copper out with the brush and patches using Barrett Bore Cleaner or Shooters Choice / Kroil, even after testing with many cleanings with FBC.
Break Free CLP for general lube
Break Free 20mm Auto Cannon Lube for contact / pressure points.
Ballistol for the bore and chamber of the match rifles, if anything
Hoppes #9 to clean the bore followed by Slip 2000 725 celaner degreaser to wash out any Hoppes residue. Then a light coat of Slip 2000 EWL down the bore.
Every thing else gets wiped down with a rag and then lubed with Slip 2000 EWL
Hoppes #9 for normal bore cleaning, Kroil if the bore is really bad. I also use Shooter's Choice lead remover for my .45acp bore when I shoot lead.
Slip 2000 carbon killer to get the rest out from the gun.
And finally Militec-1 for lube.