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Personally, WD-40 is wonderful stuff. It repels water, keeps metal safe from rust and does a fair job of lubrication.

Only a bad thing with WD-40, if it dries inside your action it may cause your fine running firearm misfires or worse. WD-40 will dry and harden to the consistencies like rubber, so if it dries and puddles in the right place, it could block the gas tube of an AR-15, or other gas operated rifles. It could also puddle inside the firing pin channel affecting the firing pin spring causing you misfires.

So my tip here is to keep WD-40 out of the actions of your firearms! Use a good quality gun oil for that job.
 

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Good advice, 500...
Might I suggest CorrosionX for Guns, the finest firearms lubricant out there (IMHO).
A little goes a long way, and it'll do the entire job, fome helping with cleanup to weatherproofing exterior surfaces.
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Hmmm what is good to cut WD-40 then. I have used it a few times when Out shooting the 10-22. After a couple hundred rounds it starts building a lot of residue using walmart remington bulk ammo.So I just lock the bolt back and spray the WD- 40 all up in the action until the black stops running out. Then I clean it like I do all my guns when I get home.
Think maybe brake cleaner might work better?
 

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Brake parts cleaner will work, but be careful not to get it on wood or plastic. Some plastics "melt" and run and the finish will run off your stocks.

WD40 is a much discussed subject as to whether it will kill primers or not. Had it happen to me in '69 with my Police Service Revolver and the IACP sent out a warning that same year NOT to use the stuff on service weapons.

Some say that is bunk, but I still don't use it.

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I found for myself that Firepower FP-10 works very well for lubrication. A little dab of that stuff goes a loooong way. It also works well for rust protection. But, I prefer Collinite Wax over anything else. IMHO.

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I like BreakFree CLP for a spray lube. Mostly, I use good old ATF for the action and synthetic grease for the rails - it's a lot cheaper than specialty oils, and seems to do a good job. However, I like that BreakFree dries to a powder and doesn't attract dust like ATF or gun oil - plus, it's what the Navy uses now for everything from anti-aircraft to small arms so it must be pretty good.
 

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I put "Molykote" on bearing surfaces . It is too slick for some applications but works great on the hinge and ejection parts of my Ruger Red Label. The downfall of the stuff is that it's a bear to clean up
 

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Funny I always here that WD is bad for firearms.... I must be lucky. I've been using it as a storage medium / lubicant for 30+ years with complete satisfaction on literally hundreds of guns.

My only complaint with WD is that it wipes off too easily and must be reapplied after a ggood deal of handling.

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Try not to use WD 40 on color case hardened parts such as receivers...it's been suggested that it fades the colors. Turnbull uses a thin layer of lacquer to protect their recievers, but by using hoppes #9 you can lift the lacquer. Believe they suggest using RemOil on those parts..

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I'm with you, Drew.
Many years ago I used WD-40 to DEgum the third lock on a Triplelock.
The TL's still doing just fine, so I must be the second-luckiest guy on Earth!
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Well then I must be the "3rd" luckest guy because I've used WD-40 for over 40 years on my guns without a problem either.

It's great for cleaning out built up powder fowling from heavily fired guns such as .22's that have gone through a 500 rd brick in one sitting.

Spray it on liberally, let it soak and loosen up the fouling and repeat till the liquid runs out "clear". Then I degrease it with gunblaster or brake cleaner and lube with Breakfree CLP.

I've seen too many "does it deaden primer" tests to count. Can it deaden a primer, sure if you soak it in a cup full for a day or two. But during "normal" usage it's really nothing to worry about.
 

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Moon dawg that is exactly how I use wd-40.Only I do it out shooting sometimes and when I get home I always clean and lube the gun.Been doing it for years.
 

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I used WD-40 exclusively in the 70s...never had a problem, Nowadays I use this blaster stuff I can't remember the name of and it works well too. Whatever rocks your boat. :eek:
 

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I brush my teeth with WD-40. 9 out of 10 dentists recommend it.

Not really, I just got tired of seeing the "Acetone in your gas tank..." thread in the Tips & Tricks Forum.

Hey! This is change you can believe in!
 

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Quarter Cherokee said:
I brush my teeth with WD-40.
Jeeeeez. Talk about Chemical Abuse..... So alright Tough Guy.... whatta ya do with Marvel's Mystery Oil?...... :eek:
 

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Sebago Son said:
[quote="Quarter Cherokee":1zgl6omt]I brush my teeth with WD-40.
Jeeeeez. Talk about Chemical Abuse..... So alright Tough Guy.... whatta ya do with Marvel's Mystery Oil?...... :eek:[/quote:1zgl6omt]
Sebago, please don't ask questions we really don't want the answers to. I might have to poke out my mind's eye. :shock:
 

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parson45 said:
Sebago Son said:
[quote="Quarter Cherokee":35v95q37]I brush my teeth with WD-40.
Jeeeeez. Talk about Chemical Abuse..... So alright Tough Guy.... whatta ya do with Marvel's Mystery Oil?...... :eek:
Sebago, please don't ask questions we really don't want the answers to. I might have to poke out my mind's eye. :shock:[/quote:35v95q37]

Sorry Parson... call it dread fascination.... But hell, I already had a pretty good idea.... QC uses it to break nuts loose.....
 
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