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I would like to hear from everyone what lubricant they use for their primary weapon (the rifle) and whether they use said lubricant on the bore. Since my military days (1976 to 1980), the lubricants have gone high tech and bond to the metal at a molecular level allegedly. Teh three that I'm looking at are FP-10, Tetra gun, Militech.

Its more than a bit confusing and each of these three claims to be the best and most high tech of them all.

I would like to find a good somewhat cost effective lubricant that will not convert my rifle into a dust magnet, nor dry out and leave me without lubrication when its needed most. The 3 identified above are the finalists for everyday use in my .308 and my .45. Talk to me.
 

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I, personally, use Tetra on my .45s and rifles. It seems to work fine on every gun I have.
 

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I personally use Breakfree. It's what the Army has been using for some years. I doesn't cost that much. Doesn't collect dust to bad and you can get it in any size from 1 oz bottle to 1 gallon jug. It also comes in an spray can. I use it in my service rifle and pistols. The Army uses it in everything from 9mm to MK 19.
 

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Tri-Flow

I use a penetrating teflon lubricant for my .300 on the exterior and on the bore. It's worked great for me so far, it dosn't dry out and it's had no effect on the inner workings of the barrel, I've cleaned with it and a solution inside my barrel and I've had no trouble. It's cheap and effective, the brand is Tri-Flow.
 

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i use both fp-10 or tetra, i use them both on my pistols and rifles. i like the smaller squeeze tube that i got with my cleaning kit of FP-10 it is nice for getting the small places esp along slide groves plus it puts the dab of oil right were i want it. the tetra bottles are nice simply because a little goes a long way how ever i have noticed with the tetra it has come into contact with the foam padding of my gun case and caused the foam to adhere to the wood stock of my 22lr. when i tried to remove the foam with some light water the finish on the wood stock lifted off. on my 22lr i dont really care to much about but it has led me not to use it with my other woodstocked rifles. also one other thing although minor about the tetra it has more of an odor then the FP-10 does. IMO i have noticed when i use the FP-10 it attracted less carbon buildup and dirt then the tetra did in my .45. as for them drying out i have never pulled a rife out and had it be dry even my shotgun that i havent shot for over year and half, i used tetra on it last time i shot it and the action still has a glistening film of lube.
 
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A long, long time ago in a place far away, we learned to clean our weapons in diesel and then put a little WD-40 on the moving parts. We put our weapons to some pretty hard use and had remarkably few problems. This method still works pretty well for me, but I use Breakfree now instead of WD-40 on any high-friction areas. I also confess to using Marksmans Choice in the bores of my rifles on occasion. An old-fashioned silicon cloth does a pretty good job on the outside. Bottom line is, they all work well as long as you're not in artic conditions. The most important part is, you're keeping your weapon clean!
 
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