Have you heard of Archoil or SpartaMax gun oils?

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I was looking at a video about M-Pro 7 LPX gun oil (https://youtu.be/LREm0ClJYmY) and they claim, "M-Pro7 Gun Oil LPX is the only commercial product to pass the initial testing for the recently updated military weapons specification (MILSPEC) including the 900 hour humidity cabinet corrosion and 100 hour salt spray corrosion testing." I decided to poke around the web and see if I could find some data on MILSPEC testing etc., and I came across Archoil and SpartaMax. Archoil claims they're better (of course) than M-Pro 7 (http://www.weaponproducts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/ComparisonBetweenAR4200vsMPro7.pdf & http://www.archoil.com/ar4000-gun-oil/) and SpartaMax (http://www.spartacusgroup.net/) claims they meet or exceed MILSPEC testing also. I'm just curious if you've heard of either of these, if you've used them, what you think, etc. Ed
 

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My local gun shop carries the Archoil line and gave a few demos/samples of it, I think Archoil is a CT based company. It is very expensive and I thought the various lubricants were all too thin and runny but it did seem to lubricate well. Spartamax I have never heard of. I use and recommend Corrosion-X.
 

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Originally Posted By: AMC
My local gun shop carries the Archoil line and gave a few demos/samples of it, I think Archoil is a CT based company. It is very expensive and I thought the various lubricants were all too thin and runny but it did seem to lubricate well. Spartamax I have never heard of. I use and recommend Corrosion-X.
Thank you. I think I may have come across some good information!...check this out: https://www.shootersforum.com/gun-cleaning/91566-results-gun-care-product-evaluation.html Ed
 
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Originally Posted By: Ed_Flecko
Originally Posted By: AMC
My local gun shop carries the Archoil line and gave a few demos/samples of it, I think Archoil is a CT based company. It is very expensive and I thought the various lubricants were all too thin and runny but it did seem to lubricate well. Spartamax I have never heard of. I use and recommend Corrosion-X.
Thank you. I think I may have come across some good information!...check this out: https://www.shootersforum.com/gun-cleaning/91566-results-gun-care-product-evaluation.html
I was surprised by how well regular ol' Hoppes Gun Oil (not MDL) did in those tests. Had Hornady One Shot had better friction coefficiency, I would purchase some. I belong to that Shooters forum BTW.
 
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Originally Posted By: Ed_Flecko
I was looking at a video about M-Pro 7 LPX gun oil and they claim, "M-Pro7 Gun Oil LPX is the only commercial product to pass the initial testing for the recently updated military weapons specification (MILSPEC) including the 900 hour humidity cabinet corrosion and 100 hour salt spray corrosion testing."
That video is 5 years old now. I'm pretty sure that M-Pro 7 never passed the full mil-spec test. The only commercially available gun oil that is fully certified and passed the test that I am aware of is G96 Synthetic CLP gun oil.
 

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Not downing any of the claims and don't doubt that they are "better" than Hoppee's Elite (which itself is little beter than regular Hoppe's.) I enjoy cleaning my firearm every couple hundred rounds so for me, I'll pass. Maybe my firearm will only last for 20 000 rounds. But at the age of 71..if I live that long, I'll shell out another "to buy a new one for $600
 
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