gun oils

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Hello to all. I'm new. Thanks in advance for any responses. Many people use Mobil 1 to oil and coat the exterior metal of their guns. There are some homemade mixes of Mobil 1 and auto transmission fluid and Marvel mystery oil. How about a PetroMoly 10w-30 mix?
 
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Jul 31, 2005
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Tennessee
Welcome Tomm, Last winter I wanted to know the same thing and ran a test. I posted the results on http://www.shotgunworld.com and am sure the results and pictures are still there somewhere. My interest was rust protection in freezing rain and exposed to the elements 24 hours a day. WD-40 protected against rust the best of the oils but I would not use it on my gun. Outters gun oil did really well. CLP did OK. Rem-oil did fair at best. Motor oil did great as long as there was a thick slimy layer on it. When rubbed or wiped it was not a top performer. For cleaning I find Ed's Red (a homemade brew from the internet )works great.
 
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