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Posted: 9/24/2004 7:04:02 PM EDT
I'm using Hoppes no.9 Lubricating Oil in my AR.
If the oil is flammable, will the oil caught fire while the shell is ejecting?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:18:34 PM EDT
No, the oil will not CATCH fire...
Oil will smoke off of the barrel if you get it hot enough...
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 10:18:24 AM EDT
NO... but drag a dry patch through the barrel before firing, make sure the bore and chamber is free of exess oil before firing any gun.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 6:10:05 AM EDT
Get some CLP - such as Break Free.

It's the "proper" lubricant, since it's a cleaner, lubricant and protectorant.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:13:14 AM EDT
Hoppes No. 9 is not an appropriate lube for your AR. It is best used as a cleaner despite claiming lubrication properties on the bottle. Use a CLP to lube (and clean ,and protect). I use Breakfree and FP-10.

Although flammable there is no danger of fire in the rifle (if smoking at your cleaning bench I would be careful) there should be little solvent in the rifle and the rifle is designed to contain violent explosions that generate high heat.
Link Posted: 10/2/2004 8:17:14 AM EDT
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