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Old 01-07-2011, 07:14 AM
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I stripped down my Marlin Model 60 .22lr last night and gave it a good cleaning. My question: Is the gun oil that comes in the Hoppes cleaning kits sufficient to relube the gun with or do I need something else?

Also, where should I put the oil and how much should I use as not to gum it all up?

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Old 01-07-2011, 07:25 AM
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I have gone to using only Eezox on everything any more. It is fully synthetic, an excellent lube, it doesn't stiffen up no matter how cold it gets up here and it is the best rust preventive available.

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I use Kroil. It's very thin and works great. You can also use it as a cleaner to remove old gummy oil.
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I found the manual here http://www.marlinfirearms.com/pdfs/m...ad_RF_Tube.pdf
but it really doesn't answer your questions. The Hoppes oil should be ok. I use both Kroil and regular gun oil (Tetra Gun). Depending on the situation I might even use a little (very little) gun grease. As to where to put it, if the manual doesn't say I put it where I see wear or think there might be wear.

I don't have a Model 60 but do have a couple of other .22's. Hope this helps.
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I love Kroil, but the truth is that any light oil will do fine. I keep a squeeze bottle of ATF on the work bench for an all around light oil. ATF is synthetic whale oil, which traditionally was used as the in watches and such.
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I have been using Mobile 1 on my guns for years. No problems at all and it is cheap compared to buying "Gun oil"
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In my past experience i've seen to much oil being used an in the wrong places!!
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Thanks guys. You all have been most helpful.
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I have gone to using only Eezox on everything any more. It is fully synthetic, an excellent lube, it doesn't stiffen up no matter how cold it gets up here and it is the best rust preventive available.

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I have gone to using only Eezox on everything any more. It is fully synthetic, an excellent lube, it doesn't stiffen up no matter how cold it gets up here and it is the best rust preventive available.

Dave
I agree on the "Eezox", it will clean/lube/protect all in one product. I just ordered 2 -- 4oz cans online for
less than 20.oo includeing shipping.
here is the online link:
http://www.suburbansportinggoods.com/
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Mobil 1 ATF is an excellent light weight oil . it's a true synthetic as are their oils and greases...other ATFs not so much

we use all their products in some mixtures for firearms lube.

mobil atf and Lube Guard make a great light weight oil.

their wheel grease is a great thread lube for barrel assembly or slide grease

their rear end lube mixed with 5-20 mobil will make a bit heavier gun oil for something like a AR


Eezox is the best for rust protection....no question
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Ran across this article about lube this AM. Thought you all might find it interesting also.

http://www.grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html
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Ran across this article about lube this AM. Thought you all might find it interesting also.

http://www.grantcunningham.com/lubricants101.html
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What about "miracle products"?
Let's be clear: there are no "new", "revolutionary" lubricant products made for firearms. That's a flat statement, and it's intended to be. All of the lubricants, bases, and additives of suitable use are already well known to the lubricant industry. Specific combinations might be unique, but it's all been tried before - if not necessarily on guns.

Should be the first response to any question about "what's a good gun oil/grease."

I know the top Perazzi shotgun mechanic recommends wheel bearing grease.
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I use Kroil. It's very thin and works great. You can also use it as a cleaner to remove old gummy oil.
I agree. It is some good stuff.
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In my past experience i've seen to much oil being used an in the wrong places!!

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In the action of the mod. 60, due to the amount of powder residue that accumulates in the and around the chamber, I have found that graphite works well.
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Just go easy with whatever oil you use. Too much is worse than none at all. Don't be afraid to run light coat on the barrel. Keeps the corrosion away and keeps it looking new. Like the old Brylcream commercial (for us older guys) "a little dab will do ya"
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So whats the latest and greatest thing to use?
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I stripped down my Marlin Model 60 .22lr last night and gave it a good cleaning. My question: Is the gun oil that comes in the Hoppes cleaning kits sufficient to relube the gun with or do I need something else?

Also, where should I put the oil and how much should I use as not to gum it all up?

Thank you,

Cal
Lubed many of guns after reblueing with the Hoppes. I rub it on liberaly on outside and let sit overnight then wipe off. Lightly lube inside. There is a reason that lube has been around for years.

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Old thread, but I mixed up some stuff a couple of years ago (maybe recipe from this forum) that had transmission fluid, STP, Mobil 1, and maybe one or two others. Good stufff and no issues.
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Motor oil lubricates but it does NOT do a good job of protecting against rust!

WD40 Specialist Rust Prevent and Eezox are my personal favorites that both rate very highly in real testing!
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yep the new WD40 Corrrosion inhibitor is great for long term storage

https://www.wd40specialist.com/produ...ion-inhibitor/

Eezox is excellent for short term...as it's more of an oil weight .. the WD40 stuff is very heavy
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I've been using Ballistol for a few years....cleans and lubes. It seems to work good. I'm just wondering how it compares with other stuff.
https://ballistol.com/

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Do yourself a favor and use a time proven lubricant like clp or ballistol. Both are true synthetic lubes - primarily PAO. no need to recreate the wheel.

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Hard to beat good old Marvel Mystery Oil. Buy anywhere, protects well, last forever. Made for machinery.
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Slip 2000 reminds me of LSA, so I use it on AR. Liberally. On the bolt actions, I like whatever is handy on the bench. Sparingly. Except the bolt lugs. Just a dab of Red machine grease there. Barrels get a pass through with Hoppe's #9. I like the smell. Reminds me of my first .22, Christmas present sixty-something years ago.
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