Isn't WD-40 a penetrating oil and therefore a no-no?SuperXOne said:I've found that unless the weather is below freezing, that what oil is used on a semi auto makes utterly no difference worth mentioning. WD 40 is usually the handiest, and most available, but it could be anything. How long it will "last" is academic, because the gun is going to need cleaning before it needs re-oiling, anyway.
Below freezing conditions alter this a bit. Break Free advertises that the Army uses it under a wide range of temperature conditions. But, I find the best thing to do in very cold weather is to wipe off all excess oil, and use fairly "hot" loads. Shotguns don't like really cold weather, and neither do shotgun shells.
Ditto, except I slightly prefer G-96. BreakFree CLP is easier to find, though, and I've used it on occasion. BF CLP and G-96 are both good stuff, IMO.SuperXOne said:At the risk of starting a ten page thread,,,,WD 40 works as a gun oil. It may or may not be the best, it probably doesn't lubricate as well as other brands,,,,but the stuff will work. As will used motor oil. Or cooking oil. Or anything oily. Most of us have our favorite brands,,,but all of them work.
The big trick is get a shotgun working when it's damned cold. Too much oil will screw up a shotgun every time in frigid weather. Break Free CLP,,,,or some other very high viscosity synthetic oil,,,,applied very sparingly with no excess,,,,is your best bet when it's below zero.
Or, you can stay inside and play with your shotguns. I can stand cold weather now about as well as I did thirty years ago,,,but I get to where the desire to go out in the cold weather is lacking. :lol: