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#1 Thunderstick

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Posted 25 July 2020 - 08:26 PM

I use Lucas odor free gun oil on all my guns. What are other good ones that folks use?


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 05:59 AM

In use Essex oil on the moving parts and Johnson's paste wax on the stock and the rest.

 

Everybody has there own preferances.


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 06:06 AM

Would Murphys Lemon oil be a good  thing to use on your guns stock?  I have been using it lately with all this heat to keep the wood from drying out. Seems to be OK.


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 06:53 AM

G96 (aerosol) is my oil of choice for all my firearms...for the past 20+ yrs or more...it has excellent creeping abilities. Never ever worried about a deer sniffin my guns...and I've been lotsa close to some of them too !wink.png wink.png

 

Alan...I'd be more concerned about them sucking the moisture out of the air with all the GD humidity this summer than drying out from the heat.


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 07:07 AM

G96 (aerosol) is my oil of choice for all my firearms...for the past 20+ yrs or more...it has excellent creeping abilities. Never ever worried about a deer sniffin my guns...and I've been lotsa close to some of them too !wink.png wink.png

 

Alan...I'd be more concerned about them sucking the moisture out of the air with all the GD humidity this summer than drying out from the heat.

I read years ago about the odor thing. I think Lucas is one of the few that make the claim, it is why I use it. I think given the time frame most loose there odor over a period of time. I ain't cleaning guns the day before the season. Never ever put anything on my stocks. Always looked at it that the wood be kept free of everything except the finish. Some oil etc can damage the wood leaving dark spots. Some make it hard if refinishing.


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 07:28 AM

I used to have the red Lucas gun oil...like 30 yrs ago...thought I read some wheres that it was just glorified tranny fluid (?)

I also use a home made Ed's Red solution ....works great. Hard on gun finishes, but it sure cleans up gummed and neglected parts !!


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 07:30 AM

I used to have the red Lucas gun oil...like 30 yrs ago...thought I read some wheres that it was just glorified tranny fluid (?)

It is still being made. I never liked it but that is me

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 07:33 AM

I am a stag frigidized  blue gun oil and johnson's paste wax dude for 40 plus years and have enough stashed to die using it with a full case plus about 6 bottles of oil and three cans of wax put away

I have tried most and never found another like the stag that stops rust especially in storage and loves semis

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 07:37 AM

 

 

Alan...I'd be more concerned about them sucking the moisture out of the air with all the GD humidity this summer than drying out from the heat.

 

Absolutely - this climate is a rifle’s worse enemy. Thank gawd for the ductless heat pump!  


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 07:41 AM

In use Essex oil on the moving parts and Johnson's paste wax on the stock and the rest.

 

Everybody has there own preferances.

 

Where do you buy Johnson’s paste wax?  Best stuff I ever used on cross country skis. 


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 07:52 AM

I use Butches gun oil (looks like trans oil) or Birchwood Casey's Barricade.

I like Barricade as it goes on wet but it dries somewhat, I may have to switch at some point as I have not seen it in a store for years now.

I use Birchwood Casey's gun wax on wood stocks on occasion.


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 08:19 AM

Would Murphys Lemon oil be a good  thing to use on your guns stock?  I have been using it lately with all this heat to keep the wood from drying out. Seems to be OK.

I have no idea but can share what the old man would say years ago and he did a fair amount of  smith work not saying he was any good LOL

Lemon oils contain a lot of solvents which work great for cleaning the wood on guns but leave a slippery finish which is not wanted and will not provide the protection a wax would when subjected to the elements

He would clean with it but that is it

All this being said I know some guys use it but I have never looked at their stocks either

I think safer with a good paste wax but that is just an opinion

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 08:20 AM

I use Butches gun oil (looks like trans oil) or Birchwood Casey's Barricade.

I like Barricade as it goes on wet but it dries somewhat, I may have to switch at some point as I have not seen it in a store for years now.

I use Birchwood Casey's gun wax on wood stocks on occasion.

Lots of guys seem to have good luck with that and like it

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 08:41 AM

I like it as it mostly rubs off, and doesn't leave the stock with a  slippery finish.


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 08:49 AM

As kidd I remember my granddads kit haveing a can of singer sewing machine oil in it . my self I probably started with hoppies as that was my first kit . the last 20 plus years it has been G96 with the odd other brand thrown in(zip max clp , break free , balostol ) . I use electrical contact cleaner for shotgun chokes and threads . I really like the Outers nitro solvent bore cleaner used with felt cleaning pellets .for stock wax I use the birchwood casey product .
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Posted 26 July 2020 - 10:37 AM

What is Balistol a cleaner or gun oil? I have seen this but never used it.


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:14 AM

I used to have the red Lucas gun oil...like 30 yrs ago...thought I read some wheres that it was just glorified tranny fluid (?)

I also use a home made Ed's Red solution ....works great. Hard on gun finishes, but it sure cleans up gummed and neglected parts !!

Actually I have read where transmission fluid makes a great gun oil. It is probably what Lucas is sellingbiggrin.png


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:15 AM

It is still being made. I never liked it but that is me

Cheers

 

https://www.amazon.c...z/dp/B000IG20RM

Its sold these days at NAPA.


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Posted 26 July 2020 - 11:18 AM

Where do you buy Johnson’s paste wax?  Best stuff I ever used on cross country skis. 

Some say Walmart but I have never seen it there or anywhere  else in canada for years. Amazon canada also the odd time when someone sells it reasonable not crazy priced like now

I got mine state side for like 5 bucks a pound

It is now only$6.00 and change at their home depot if we ever get the chance again some day to go down there again

https://www.homedepo...00203/100154748

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Posted 26 July 2020 - 12:04 PM

What is Balistol a cleaner or gun oil? I have seen this but never used it.


According to their site ballistol is a multi use cleaner/ lubricant .
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