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Offline dromia

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Re: Gun oil
« Reply #30 on: February 28, 2016, 03:18:09 AM »
I use Youngs 303 and/or Rangoon oil.

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Re: Gun oil
« Reply #31 on: February 28, 2016, 10:13:12 AM »
I use Canola oil!

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Re: Gun oil
« Reply #32 on: February 28, 2016, 01:32:39 PM »
I have been told that the bag full of oil your new Pietta comes in is olive oil, Couldn't prove it by me, though.
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Re: Gun oil
« Reply #33 on: February 29, 2016, 08:16:08 PM »
I've even tried vegetable oil (the basic, 0.5$ per liter). Well, problem is it turns into varnish after a couple of months of shooting and then you have to scrub the internals with a bronze brush when it does. Otherwise it works, well, like oil. It gets things oily, turning BP residue into mucky goo which is easily picked up by a clean patch. It's also somewhat of a lubricant and a weak rust preventive like, well, basically any oil. Any non-drying food oil would probably work just fine (eg. olive oil, jojoba, coconut, palm oil, etc).

Ballistol doesn't have the tendency to turn into varnish and works well. I also use it on my holsters and belt. It's also a multi-use product; ballistol and BP residue form this lovely sulphuric - cat piss fragrance when put together, which clings to your hands even after washing and reminds you what a nice day you had at the range!

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Re: Gun oil
« Reply #34 on: February 29, 2016, 09:21:17 PM »
I use Remoil or whatever is handy on the internals where it doesn't matter and a thin coat of Bore Butter in the bore and chambers. For a wipe down I actually prefer 3N1 oil but will use whatever is handy including motor oil or trans mission fluid.
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