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Old 02-07-2020, 08:49 PM
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Not trolling.

It is the only thing I use to clean my flintlock's and percussion's.

The soap wont ruin the woodwork.

Use it on the "new" style guns also.


Just for furniture ?
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Black power rifles (all really) clean up well with boiling hot water and soap. Pour it down the barrel, scrub, pour down barrel, scrub, patch and done. Wear gloves and the hot water will evaporate and allow bore seasonings to melt and penetrate well. I hunted Michigan white tail many years with a black powder gun and once took 3 deer (all does) in 3 minutes. The fourth finally caught on.
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Black power rifles (all really) clean up well with boiling hot water and soap. Pour it down the barrel, scrub, pour down barrel, scrub, patch and done. Wear gloves and the hot water will evaporate and allow bore seasonings to melt and penetrate well. I hunted Michigan white tail many years with a black powder gun and once took 3 deer (all does) in 3 minutes. The fourth finally caught on.

Same thing with machine guns.( M2,M60, M240, M249, Mk19) Break um down and submerse in hot soapy water for a few.....and then a " rinse station". Soap was generally dish soap like dawn or whatever happened to be cheap from the PX.

Weapons submerged in salt water ? RInse um off with clean hot water.

Nowadays, it is submersion tanks.

Also been known to take 3 deer in 3 seconds.

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gunslick foaming bore cleaner, been giving shooters lube a go along with Hoppes black both as cleaner/solvent and lube. no complaints on either. shooters lube i have to order hoppes black i can pick up at the store. I also keep ALG go juice and 0000 in my range bag no complaints on these either.

hoppes black has a copper cleaner, grease and which i have not tired yet.

I have spare parts mainly BCG parts and barrels coated in froglube and vacuum sealed.

I stopped using froglube ad a cleaner/lube i liked it for a while but now is more a preservative.I dont like how it built up and when ARs get hot it turns into liquid that can go a lot of places.

I still keep CLP but dont use it as much i dont like how the smell lingers.
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As a guy from 10th Group once told us, good old G96 CLP is one of the few things big Army actually got right. It works very well both as a carbon cleaner and a lube. Apply it very liberally and wipe down after shooting then reapply. That simple.
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Bacon Scented!

I would never, ever use those on my weapons

I wouldn't want any of my guns getting butt hurt or outraged at my language

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Do you mean as a cleaner or as a lubricant? Hoppe's is a great bore cleaner & I know some people use it as a lube & in a pinch it's better than nothing but not as good of a lube as it is a cleaner. I was raised in the church of Hoppe's for cleaning & love the smell, but I have recently started trying ballistol & absolutely love the stuff, but it's taking a while for the smell to become less offensive. I also like gun scrubber & my kid loves that stuff too. We also both like the Slip 2000 stuff. Lately though, at least for lubrication I've been using Lucas stuff. There are so many good products out now days it's not too hard to find a good one. I will say about the Ballistol though it has a bunch of uses besides guns. I've been using it to restore some rubber parts as well as cleaning electronics (I was amazed it worked as well as it did) and it is also supposed to work at restoring leather too, but haven't tried it on that yet.

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I should have been more specific.

I use Hoppe’s #9 Traditional to clean and Hoppe’s Elite gun oil for lube.

I wish they made a Hoppe’s scented candle.
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I should have been more specific.

I use Hoppe’s #9 Traditional to clean and Hoppe’s Elite gun oil for lube.

I wish they made a Hoppe’s scented candle.
I love the smell of Marvel Mystery Oil. Don't know that I would use it on any of my guns though.
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Just for furniture ?
Okay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Furniture in this case is the guns wooden features.....

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Okay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Furniture in this case is the guns wooden features.....

good troll beavis

Not meant to troll. You caught my attention. We use murphy's in our house for washing cabinets and hard wood floors etc.
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i was first issued Tri-Flon in 1969 and it was the only thing that kept an M16 functioning. They got into a legal issue over the name and had to change it to Tri-flo. I still use it on a variety of weapons, and a lot of other things, from padlocks, or hinges, to garage door rollers. It contains PTFE and will put a teflon coating on metal surfaces. Once lubed, the protection in high moisture environments is unbeatable. Great for long term storage, great for smoothing up surfaces like semiauto pistol rails, barrel bushings, and rifle bolts. It works great on stainless as well.
Clean as usual with your prefered solvent, dry well, then lube.
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i was first issued Tri-Flon in 1969 and it was the only thing that kept an M16 functioning. They got into a legal issue over the name and had to change it to Tri-flo. I still use it on a variety of weapons, and a lot of other things, from padlocks, or hinges, to garage door rollers. It contains PTFE and will put a teflon coating on metal surfaces. Once lubed, the protection in high moisture environments is unbeatable. Great for long term storage, great for smoothing up surfaces like semiauto pistol rails, barrel bushings, and rifle bolts. It works great on stainless as well.
Clean as usual with your prefered solvent, dry well, then lube.
I have used Tri-Flo since it was Tri-Flon also and always have a can on the shelf. However, I don't use it on my guns, it attracts dust and gets gummy after a while.
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Not meant to troll. You caught my attention. We use murphy's in our house for washing cabinets and hard wood floors etc.
Yes we do the same.
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Slip 2000 EWL for liquid/oil product.
Cherrybalmz for grease.
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RIG grease for general purpose grease. If I ever ran out of this, I'd either get more or use Lubriplate 130-A.

For oil, mix up some fresh Mobil 1 engine oil and automatic transmission fluid at a 50/50 ratio, add a little bit of 3-in-1 oil, and a dash of kerosene. You can make a ton of this pretty cheap and it works well for general CLP purposes. It's not $20 an ounce Gucci gun oil, but it does the job and that's what matters to me.
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Clenzoil for cleaning. FP-10 for lube.
https://clenzoil.com/collections/fie...range-solution
https://shooters-choice.com/fp-10-lubricant-elite/
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Ed's Red. Only if I've picked up a rifle that's copper-fouled do I use anything else. With acetone for a stronger cleaner, without for a milder cleaner/lubricant, have one bottle that has lanolin in it for long term storage. I mixed up a gallon of the basic formula several years ago. Haven't used more than half of it so far. I doubt that the gallon cost me more than $20 all told.
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Prime cleaner is CLP.

Prime lubricant is a home-mix of synthetic motor oil and ATF. I figure if it's good enough for $30,000 engines and transmissions with high RPMs for thousands of miles, it should be fine for my guns. And it's better than all those overpriced snake oils that probably don't work.

Price per oz is very cheap too, compared to the snake oils people buy.
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Ed's Red. Only if I've picked up a rifle that's copper-fouled do I use anything else. With acetone for a stronger cleaner, without for a milder cleaner/lubricant, have one bottle that has lanolin in it for long term storage. I mixed up a gallon of the basic formula several years ago. Haven't used more than half of it so far. I doubt that the gallon cost me more than $20 all told.
A dedicated Ed's Red penetrating solution can be made by just using a 50-50 mix of ATF and acetone. A historical note about Ed's Red. When Ed Harris first cooked it up, it exceeded the then current Mil Specs for bore cleaner and CLP.

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