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Thread: Does anyone use silicone spray inside their 22 action instead of oil?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traffer View Post
    This got me thinking, anyone ever use this kind of stuff for case lube or boolit lube? I am already tempted to try it for case lube.
    I used to use silicone spray a lot, but not on my Firearms. I have wondered about it for case lube, but haven’t tried it. There is also silicone greese that is very water resistant. That might be interesting as a boolit lube or ingredient. There are a lot of possibilities and recipes for lubes. Price is also to be considered. If Crisco works as well as silicone, why spend the extra money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GregLaROCHE View Post
    I used to use silicone spray a lot, but not on my Firearms. I have wondered about it for case lube, but haven’t tried it. There is also silicone greese that is very water resistant. That might be interesting as a boolit lube or ingredient. There are a lot of possibilities and recipes for lubes. Price is also to be considered. If Crisco works as well as silicone, why spend the extra money?
    Currently I am using a mix of lanolin and canola oil for swaging lube. It works good. But I am interested in the "dry lube" wax + teflon idea. That could be an excellent all round gun oil/case lube/ etc.
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    Don’t forget about graphite. Little tubes of it are expensive, but you can find a pound can for five bucks.

    I’m getting ready to mix up lanolin and castor oil and then cut it with eighty percent alcohol. I will put it in pump spray bottle to use on my cases before sizing. I like the idea of spraying the brass standing up so I can get some inside the case necks. Maybe one day I might add a little graphite in too.

    For boolit lube and greese cookies, I plan to mix mouton tallow, beeswax and a little castor oil if needed to soften it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmort View Post
    Ballistol is the only CLP, the original, that will not gum-up. Only wet one I use on locks,
    I spray out the .22s and let them sit and wipe them down and patch them out.
    30 years, no problems.
    It is that. I use it to waterproof my boots, too. I clean out the inside of the gun with carb cleaner then spray with Ballistol and wipe. Works fine for me
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenstone View Post
    Oh, and I do use silicone too
    this stuff:
    Attachment 230466
    From Walmart
    A benefit of using this stuff is the propellant/carrier is the same stuff as "Carb Cleaner", used by many as a gun cleaner, and it leaves behind some "dry" lube.
    I use it flush out striker channels as any lube in there is not usually a good thing.
    Da*m quoted myself again,

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    I use silicone spray as case lube. Works just fine. Of course, all the guns I shoot regularly, pistols, rifles and even the pump shotgun, don't have a single piece of wood furniture among them, so the wood finish issue doesn't affect me.

    ETA: I do take care not to expose my casts to silicone prior to applying HiTek.

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    I was never happy with any silicone spray I tried in the 10/22. I've used various Teflon's though. From Elmer's Slide All to generic Harbor Freight. Seemed OK. Moved to using some **** thing the Marine brought me from euro-land. looks like a super light grey shiny (micro particle embedded) grease. little goes a looong way. Generic tube :-/ Most of the CLPs I tried in the 10/22 were great if you only wanted to shoot 50 or 100 rounds. But a whole brick and it was obvious they were hurting which is bizarre as the ARs seem just fine with the same brands of CLP. /shrug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pertnear View Post
    I hate to be a contrarian, but I've used silicon for years on my guns with great results. I don't use it for high friction lubrication, like for an AR, but I use it for protection. I wipe down the outside of my guns & after the barrel is squeaky clean I coat the barrel using a silicon patch. Never had any barrel rust & my rifles don't have a POI change from the first few shots out of an oily barrel.

    First I've heard that silicon can effect a wood stock finishes; thanks for that heads-up.

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    If you have ever tried to paint/varnish/lacquer anything that has silicon on it you end up with "fisheyes". I'm a woodworker and got rid of silicon lube decades ago because of that very problem. Most people blame the finish when it is the surface contamination that is screwing things up.

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    I have a buddy who is notorious for NOT cleaning guns, starting using Corrosion X on his S&W Model 41 which have a reputation as being finicky. After the Corrosion X he has fired hundreds of rounds with out a hitch. I've not used it, but he certainly sings it's high praise.

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