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408teach
11-03-2009, 8:01 AM
Hey what does everyone use for their BCGs I've heard people use CLP Mpro7? WS? BF? and motor oil often. Is there something better? SLiP?

pacrimguru
11-03-2009, 8:07 AM
i use clp with all my firearms, it works great for me. why, does clp not work for you?

pennys dad
11-03-2009, 8:19 AM
CLP

justinLB
11-03-2009, 8:29 AM
Tetra gun grease.http://www.tetraproducts.com/images/productshots/TETRA-GUN-GREASE.gif
# Widest operating temperature range -100F to 750F
# Bonds to metals; smoothes and protects
# Reduces friction
# Quick to apply, easy to use
# Low Odor
# Doesn't attract fouling
# Won’t migrate Excellent for use on rifle bolts, sears, locking lugs and semi-auto slide/rails. Apply light coating to metal surface. Buff dry for a debris-repelling, “glass-smooth” surface.

cowboyup
11-03-2009, 8:30 AM
[QUOTE=408teach;3307576]Hey what does everyone use for their BCGs I've heard people use CLP and motor oil often. Is there something better?[/QUOTE


Gun Butter works great, lasts, stays put and dosen't attract dirt.

MSTN sells it or gunbutter.com

Take care

fcr
11-03-2009, 8:40 AM
Use this search function, it will give you lots of info.
http://www.google.com/cse/home?cx=018149931542195181678:pzxbzjzh1zk

sspen003
11-03-2009, 8:41 AM
CLP

Someoneelseok
11-03-2009, 9:03 AM
motor oil. Mobil 1

lawaia
11-03-2009, 9:38 AM
Slip 2000 EWL

supersonic
11-03-2009, 9:42 AM
MILITEC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1988
11-03-2009, 9:54 AM
MILITEC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

+1

I only use a few drops for the contact friction points. The rest stay dry.

Heavy_Grinder
11-03-2009, 10:03 AM
CLP.....

......and it smells good also.

RAMCHARGER
11-03-2009, 10:03 AM
Mobil 1.

EastBayRidge
11-03-2009, 11:40 AM
Mobil 1 Synthetic.

1BigPea
11-03-2009, 11:42 AM
Break Free LP

ShelbyGT500
11-03-2009, 11:45 AM
Mobil 1????

SMGLee
11-03-2009, 11:57 AM
Mobil 1????

It is basically Miltec with out having to pay the price, buy a quart at your local auto parts store and last you forever.....I buy a small plastic injection bottle and I use that to lube my guns...

408teach
11-03-2009, 1:00 PM
motor oil. Mobil 1

5w30? 10w30?

It is basically Miltec with out having to pay the price, buy a quart at your local auto parts store and last you forever.....I buy a small plastic injection bottle and I use that to lube my guns...

where do you buy the bottle? craft store?

ShelbyGT500
11-03-2009, 1:15 PM
It is basically Miltec with out having to pay the price, buy a quart at your local auto parts store and last you forever.....I buy a small plastic injection bottle and I use that to lube my guns...

nice... :D

Nessal
11-03-2009, 1:18 PM
I used to use CLP but have recently switched to Valvoline synthetic 5w40. It's thinner and sits well and doesn't run like CLP. I just make sure that it doesn't get anywhere near the bore.

technique
11-03-2009, 1:35 PM
I use CLP for everything.
I have a mini bottle of Larue Machinegun Oil in my MIAD for in the field.

COBRA MASTER
11-03-2009, 1:41 PM
hoppes

DREADNOUGHT78
11-03-2009, 1:43 PM
I use Synthetic motor oil 5-30 I soak a small lint free cloth and put it in a small baggie and keep it in my A2 butt stock or in the grip of my carbine. Always handy for wiping the bolt down in the field applies a nice light coat and cleans off any debris or GP residue. At home I use CLP I get the big cans at Wal-Mart for the price of the small ones from the gun shop.

D53
11-03-2009, 1:46 PM
moly grease, (red wheel bearing grease) I use it on my glocks and AK

ChrisXD45T
11-03-2009, 1:46 PM
Gun butter. I get it from MSTN.
It stays where I put it and doesn't burn off; the bolt stays wet after hundreds of rounds. I hardly ever clean my BCG (twice since I've owned it, including cleaning it before the first time shooting it).
Recently got back from a 4 day rifle class at Front Sight. Temps. in the upper 90˚'s, lots of dust and 35-40 mph wind on days 3 and 4. Went through over 500 rounds and never reapplied lube after the start of the first day and had zero malfunctions, except those I deliberately set up to practice clearing them.

buffybuster
11-03-2009, 1:52 PM
The best BCG Lube............. The one that you brought with you.

At one time or another I've used just about everything and anything to lube the BCG. CLP, Miltec, dipstick motor oil, ATF, cooking oil, etc..

It ALL worked at the time. In a pinch, a lot of things can work.

Given a choice, I run my own lube cocktail.

DREADNOUGHT78
11-03-2009, 1:58 PM
moly grease, (red wheel bearing grease) I use it on my glocks and AK

Geeze Chris BCG LUBE no-one wants to hear about your dumb AK!:p

zman
11-03-2009, 1:59 PM
[quote=408teach;3307576]Hey what does everyone use for their BCGs I've heard people use CLP and motor oil often. Is there something better?[/QUOTE


Gun Butter works great, lasts, stays put and dosen't attract dirt.

MSTN sells it or gunbutter.com

Take care

Gun butter. I get it from MSTN.
It stays where I put it and doesn't burn off; the bolt stays wet after hundreds of rounds. I hardly ever clean my BCG (twice since I've owned it, including cleaning it before the first time shooting it).
Recently got back from a 4 day rifle class at Front Sight. Temps. in the upper 90˚'s, lots of dust and 35-40 mph wind on days 3 and 4. Went through over 500 rounds and never reapplied lube after the start of the first day and had zero malfunctions, except those I deliberately set up to practice clearing them.

GunButter user here too. Recommended by Todd Jarret :43: LOL.

Darklyte27
11-03-2009, 2:09 PM
I like CLP then I heard about slip2k human safe and doesnt stink.

Someoneelseok
11-03-2009, 2:23 PM
5w30? 10w30?



where do you buy the bottle? craft store?

SAE 10W30.

I used a empty water bottle to apply it. Take a nail and put a small hole into the cap, free oil dropper.

FeuerFrei
11-03-2009, 2:34 PM
General cleaner and good lube for all my guns.
Mobile 1 + B12 Chemtool + Kerosene.
2 parts of oil with 1 part each of the others.
I have altered formula depending on how dirty my stuff gets. High volume shooters like me will save lots of bucks.
Keep brake cleaner for the dirty AR BCG's that really get crapped up.
****love that DI****:mad:

D53
11-03-2009, 2:40 PM
Geeze Chris no-one wants to hear about your dumb AK!:p

Hey Frank, did you know you have 2 flat tires on your truck, yep go outside and look :chris:


On a side note, I used CLP in my ARs

mattmcg
11-03-2009, 2:50 PM
Just gave up on BreakFree CLP which I had used for close to 8 years. With DI AR-15's, vaporized teflon caused by the DI blowback into the chamber and down the barrel has been identified as a health hazard (makes sense given the Dupont warnings of teflon pans getting too hot and emitting a noxious gas). Also, gummy teflon down a barrel has some Benchrest guys avoiding it as well.

The other one that was removed from my bench was Militec-1. While it is a stellar lube, it is a rust magnet. Do a Google search and you'll find a number of folks that have run rust tests and found the Militec did extremely poorly.

I recently was provided a sample of Weapons Shield CLP and have to say, I think I've found the perfect lube. I was extremely skeptical at first but started using it on a couple of machined parts and noticed a reduction in wear. I also did a make shift rust test and it passed with flying colors (better than BreakFree which surprised me). Just last month I bought a big bottle of it and have used it on darn near everything! No PTFE to vaporize or gum up the bore, no solvents but still does a stellar job cleaning, and probably up there with EEZOX as far as being a rust preventative. I highly recommend it.

Just email the founder of the company for a free sample and try it yourself. It is now my go to lube. gcfennell at steelshieldtech.com (replace at with @).

DREADNOUGHT78
11-03-2009, 2:51 PM
How did you know that??? Sorry for the thread detour! Back on topic I once used Phil Wood grease on my BCG when I had nothing else. Worked well had i lying around from my Mountain Biking days.

-hanko
11-03-2009, 4:18 PM
How did you know that??? Sorry for the thread detour! Back on topic I once used Phil Wood grease on my BCG when I had nothing else. Worked well had i lying around from my Mountain Biking days.
Phil Wood's grease (green tube?) does a nice job. So does just about every other lube/oil/grease mentioned so far. That's the way lube threads always end...it just basically makes very little difference what lube is used, as long as you use one;).

It's my impression, and I could be wrong, but I thought Break Free quit using teflon power several years ago...in other words, there's no more white stuff in the bottom of the bottle.

-hanko

missiontrails
11-03-2009, 6:33 PM
Slip 2000.

Linus
11-03-2009, 11:16 PM
Slip 2000 EWL but Vagisil works great also.
http://mirror.servut.us/kuvat/motivation/vagisil.jpg

408teach
11-04-2009, 10:20 AM
I recently was provided a sample of Weapons Shield CLP and have to say, I think I've found the perfect lube. I was extremely skeptical at first but started using it on a couple of machined parts and noticed a reduction in wear. I also did a make shift rust test and it passed with flying colors (better than BreakFree which surprised me). Just last month I bought a big bottle of it and have used it on darn near everything! No PTFE to vaporize or gum up the bore, no solvents but still does a stellar job cleaning, and probably up there with EEZOX as far as being a rust preventative. I highly recommend it.

Anyone know of a shop in the Bay Area that carries this?

Packy14
11-04-2009, 10:25 AM
weaponshield is great..its all I use these days. midway has the big bottles for cheapest.

408teach
11-04-2009, 11:03 AM
weaponshield is great..its all I use these days. midway has the big bottles for cheapest.

supposedly sold out until april 2010

mattmcg
11-05-2009, 8:00 AM
Yeah, the 16oz isn't available (which is a heck of a lot BTW). Go for the 4oz instead http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=220438

veterosa
11-05-2009, 8:26 AM
I personally use CLP then finish up the bolt with Mobil 1 synthetic, buy 1 & it will last you for a very very long time just as how I use the mobil 1 synthetic for my Corvette.

J_Rock
11-05-2009, 9:20 AM
There are better lubes than BF CLP out there. The problem with CLP is that they put too much solvent in it which makes it too runny and dry up quickly causing you to relube sooner. CLP is field expedient solution for when you're in a pinch, its best to run a dedicated lubricant.

Pryde
11-05-2009, 10:16 AM
There are better lubes than BF CLP out there. The problem with CLP is that they put too much solvent in it which makes it too runny and dry up quickly causing you to relube sooner. CLP is field expedient solution for when you're in a pinch, its best to run a dedicated lubricant.

Remember, the military switched from LSA (a far better lube) and bore solvent to CLP to help keep down costs and simplify logistics.

CLP: a bottle full of compromise that does nothing well.

Josh3239
11-05-2009, 3:40 PM
For quick lubrication I have CLP, but I hate that stuff. Whenever I run out of it I am going to buy Slip 2000 EWL. The lubrication I am running most of the time is grease which has worked great. That stuff stays on forever but it seems it would be pretty good at attracting dirt. For hobby shooting grease works great.

AlliedArmory
11-05-2009, 5:17 PM
Hoppes Gun Oil. Rem Oil seems to dry up too fast

I haven't tried anything else since Hoppes Gun Oil works for me

Spdjunkie
11-05-2009, 5:24 PM
Before:
- FP10
* Still use FP10, Just depends on what pack/bag I have.

PREFER NOW & FOREVER:

Mobile 1 Synthetic
- Synthetic Oil w/ Squeeze Bottle Works
&
- Synthetic Grease mixed with Mobile 1 Syn. Oil [Red Stuff]
* Thins it out a bit, but stays were you want it.

Have a great one.

The DRis
11-05-2009, 5:25 PM
CLP