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    Alternative gun oils

    Hi guys, so I was thinking. I have ridiculous amounts of high grade pneumatic tool lubricant available to me at any time. Would this be a good long term solution to acquiring shtf oil? It's non reactive, moisture displacing and prevents corrosion while lubricating so I think it checks all the boxes. Anyone else ever tried this stuff on their AKs or any other guns? It's thicker than remoil, so I'm thinking it'd work pretty well.
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    Shtf oil? Open the hood of any car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arik View Post
    Shtf oil? Open the hood of any car!
    This. I used Mobil 1 synthetic engine oil in my firearms and engines so I always have oil. I like that on AR bolts I've noticed it that the Mobil oil seems to dissolve carbon deposits.

    That said - I still have at least half a quart of Break-free I bought in the early 1990's.

    I also plan to make a batch of Ed's Red bore solvent. I just need to rig up a double boiler to melt the anhydrous lanolin.
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    Shtf oil. That is a new one.
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    olive oil.............Been using it for years. I have 5 BFPU that have almost no finish left on them. Arkansas usually runs about 80% humidity all the time. I have no problems with rust. Hell it was 95 degrees here yesterday. Sun was out and it was raining. 100_2591.jpg

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    Won’t melt, freeze, gum, or run off.
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    Rendered animal fat of any flavor should work fine.

    Its less important with AKs, but if you are using animal fat you do probably want to strain it first to get rid of any small particles that might cause jams. Presumably, you're collecting it from cooking pans so its gonna have flecks of charred meat, bone, and other debris in it. Strain it through some cloth at least while its melted. Something like pouring the bacon grease from the pan through a t-shirt into the container you'll use to hold it. Then you can lubricate the firearm after its congealed. You're AK will be lubed, and smell delicious.

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    Hmmm interesting thread, olive oil had got to get expensive man, but a little goes along way I guess. I use bertolinii personally.

    Brake lube is similar to dielectric grease if I remember correct, I would think eventually it would turn brownish in color from the heat?

    Animal fat? Never would of thought of it TBH, don’t see why it wouldn’t work....gonna make me salivate, doing a mag dumb and ill be damned my AK smells like cooked bacon! 🤪 that would be fucking funny at an indoor range! Now I’m intrigued.
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    I recently tried anti-seize due to the high nickel content and inability to melt and run off completely. Ran through 100 shells in a Lynx 12 and anti-seize is still present after a normal cleaning. I also like motor oil, new or used. I’ve heard of people using graphite dust in AR’s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekanak47 View Post
    I recently tried anti-seize due to the high nickel content and inability to melt and run off completely. Ran through 100 shells in a Lynx 12 and anti-seize is still present after a normal cleaning. I also like motor oil, new or used. I’ve heard of people using graphite dust in AR’s.

    I coat all the baffles and inside of my cans with Anti-seize. Makes clean up a breeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mekanak47 View Post
    I recently tried anti-seize due to the high nickel content and inability to melt and run off completely. Ran through 100 shells in a Lynx 12 and anti-seize is still present after a normal cleaning. I also like motor oil, new or used. I’ve heard of people using graphite dust in AR’s.
    Anti-seize is not intended for moving parts, when applied to parts that move and rub together the anti-seize will dry out and turn hard almost like cement. The main use for anti-seize in the firearms world would be, and should be used for suppressors and any threaded item you want to come off such as a flash hider and or muzzle break.
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    Bacon and gun powder scent at the range Hmmmm....... It could be funny to use bacon grease and never tell anyone just to watch the reactions. One might even draw a crowd around your shooting station, that could be bad but funny. A subconscious lure for people new to the gun range/ world, Like the baked cookie smell some realtors try at open houses.
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    I used to use this. We lost our beaver lube girl. ;( masterlube.jpg

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    I like to use oil rendered from boiling my enemies. If that's not available it's Mobil 1 grease and oil.

    If your source is cheap and plentiful OP, why not test it out for a while and report back?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobtheButcher View Post
    Rendered animal fat of any flavor should work fine.

    Its less important with AKs, but if you are using animal fat you do probably want to strain it first to get rid of any small particles that might cause jams. Presumably, you're collecting it from cooking pans so its gonna have flecks of charred meat, bone, and other debris in it. Strain it through some cloth at least while its melted. Something like pouring the bacon grease from the pan through a t-shirt into the container you'll use to hold it. Then you can lubricate the firearm after its congealed. You're AK will be lubed, and smell delicious.
    I'm seriously considering this now.

    I am going to go out to the woods this weekend and try out this tool oil, will post an update Saturday or Sunday. Thanks y'all!

 

 
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