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Old 08-17-2007, 01:54 PM
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Wipe off the WD40 then for cleaning your barrel, buy a powder solvent and a good copper cutter,or a combination like sweets 7.62 that does both.Hoppes #9 does remove powder fouling,but it is useless for removing copper.G-96 guntreatment works well for lubricating and preventing rust on metal parts.
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Old 08-17-2007, 05:06 PM
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Old 08-23-2007, 02:14 PM
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thats funny I've used WD-40 on my 870 Wingmaster for about 20 years and the action is not gummed up nor is the stock ruined.

I agree that its not the best product out there,but its not nearly as bad as some of you fellers are making it out to be.
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Old 08-23-2007, 03:11 PM
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I also think there are better products out there than WD40. I use G-96 gun treatment on all of my firearms. I spray it on, let it sit for a little while (60 sec) then wipe it off, re-apply as needed. I haven't had a problem with is yet. Another thing great about G-96 is that it's also a very good cleaner and I use it to clean every part of my firearms except the bores. This way, with athorough cleaning I'm also protecting all the little parts and pieces I've cleaned. After I'm done cleaning the barrels, I spray a shot of G96 down the bores and I'm good to go.

I trust it even on my oldest of guns.
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Old 08-24-2007, 11:50 AM
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One gunsmith who used to post regularly on some message boards used to describe WD40 as "The Gunsmith's Best Friend". What he meant was guys who used WD40 to lube their guns were among his best customers, because they were in to his shop regularly for repairs.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:29 PM
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thats some relief lol
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:04 PM
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I've seen fellas spray their shotgun actions with WD40 only to have the actions malfunction after a few rounds. I agree, I think it tends to gun up parts of a firearm from the heat, burned powder, etc. quicker than high quality run oil.

I used to use Rem Oil. But stopped at least on semi-auto actions in cold weather. The teflon in cold weather seems to make semi actions more sluggish, less likely to cycle rounds properly. In cold weather and most other times in both my shotguns and rifles use minimal Hoppe's Benchrest 9 on the actions and blued metal parts only. I put nothing on the stocks only wipe down with clean cotton cloth.
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Old 08-24-2007, 07:45 PM
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I never put oil on my Rem 1100 action I clean it with Hopes #9 and wipe it dry.
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:18 PM
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No dont use that stuff.Get remington gun oil
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Old 08-25-2007, 08:25 PM
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thats funny I've used WD-40 on my 870 Wingmaster for about 20 years and the action is not gummed up nor is the stock ruined.

I agree that its not the best product out there,but its not nearly as bad as some of you fellers are making it out to be.

DITTO !
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