Originally Posted by okiefired
Everytime I've seen someone recommend motor oil for firearms its been recommending 100% synthetic (such as Mobil 1) which I believe are all NON detergent. If not, there are many non detergent motor oils available. I have in the past used Mobil 1 on my AR10s and they ran perfect with no adverse effects.
BTW, what finally happened on the shotgun barrel test? No mention of it since the first page of this thread and two other oils were working as good as the SBGO.
Its not the detergents, its the Extreme pressure addatives. To get enough in there they have to overbase the additive. Overbased additives in oil have polar bonds, so does water. Water bonds very quickly to these overbased pressure additives. In a closed system like a motor its not a huge issue, and any water that does get in is cooked off when operating temerature is reached.
Ive been testing this lube for a hot minute now and here is my long term observation.
Works best on weapons that see extreme use like fully automatic weapons and hunting weapons that see extreme use. I been testing Froglube aswell and it is a spectacular lube, but it dont mix well with oil so in an emergency situation you better make sure you packed some spare in a couple different places.
I will keep testing, internals on the Chicom Ithica 37 copy still has original application and its still there and working. New Maverick 88 got a good run through with it and as always a little goes a long way. In two years I will be back to let you all know how that first application is doing on this new test piece that will see nothing but silverbullet.