Hoppes # 9 was always my goto when I got the gunbug flu back in the 70's. Used it all along, still do till this day for some things....mostly now just for aftershave !!
(( GAWWWWD how I love the smell of that stuff ))
Since the start...WD40, singer sewing oil, Lucas, 3M 3in1 oil, break clean (military grade weapons lube) Browning Light oil, Used / tried it all over the years..mainly good results with whatever was the craze at the time.
*****Almost Forgot...I just started using Clenzoil on my guns too, the last couple of years. It has a needle applicator tip. Perfect for those impossible, awkward, in outta
the way places...used to use it on my open faced reels years ago. Saw it in recent advertisements a few years ago...jogged the old memory so I grabbed a 2oz bottle.
Pleasant odor, sexy green color..real creepy over metal too !
Any grease required..it's Shooters Choice...all weather-high-tech (red) grease..-65 to 350 F deg working range. Use it on my Browning O/U's internals, fishing reels internal gears. bails, trips etc been using that too for a long time.