Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login
Site Notices
1/25/2018 7:38:29 AM
Posted: 1/24/2006 4:20:17 PM EST
I live in the frozen north and I do use CLP but I was wondering if LAW or something equivalent is avalaible? In the books I've read they recommend using just about no oil at all, but of course this is with hunting rifles.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 1:59:05 AM EST
CLP has a -65° F pour point. What temp is LAW good for?
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:51:18 AM EST
Colemans Surplus has LAW.
Around $4.00 a bottle.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:59:40 AM EST
LAW has a pour point of -75f or better, but that is not the only important specification.

According to MIL-PRF-14107D, it must maintain a viscosity of no more than 900 centistokes at -65f. The big problem with weapons oils in arctic conditions is the thickening at lower temp ranges that will slow the action too much - and affect reliability.

LAW is tested to -70f in M16's & M60's, and cannot reduce the RPM by more than 75 from +70f to -70F. It is listed for operations from 0f to -70f

I have to ask, where are you going that you think you will need this lube?


Link Posted: 1/25/2006 8:46:05 AM EST
you should be just fine with clp!!!
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 7:12:07 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/26/2006 7:12:44 AM EST by Unicorn]
LAW if for use below +10F (-12C). For temps down to -10F (-23C) CLP (or LSA) is used. Between +10 and -10F either LAW or CLP can be used.
Link Posted: 1/26/2006 1:56:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By Lem:
I have to ask, where are you going that you think you will need this lube?



Minnesota, of course!
Link Posted: 1/27/2006 7:09:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/27/2006 7:10:03 AM EST by Tempest45]
I would look into Eezox. I've just started using it and it's great stuff. Other members here have also used it.

It's rated for -95F so it should work for just about any cold wheather work.
Top Top