What kind of gun oil should I use for my SBE. Its only 4 months old and I want to make sure I use good oil so that I dont get jams in the future. Thanks!
i use hoppes #9 gun oil and hoppes weatherguard gun oil on my sbe and nova and it works great.
i use the #9 the whole season until it gets cold (our low this week was -7F with a -20 to -30 windchill) then i switch to the weatherguard.
one important tip would be to scrub all the packing greese out of the rails before you shoot it for the first time.
[ 01-08-2004, 05:06 PM: Message edited by: tj ]
I am a new owner of a SBE also 2 weeks, the gentleman that sold me my gun said to use any major makers gun oil very sparingly, he showed me his gun with over 12000 rounds through it this year alone and it looked and felt like new. I know his gun is several years old. He owns an all black model and he has worn through the outside finish on the gun in several places.
I've had great results with RemOil and terrible results with Shooters Choice FP-10. The FP-10 turned into basically honey after a year on the metal of my guns and knives. I was having jamming problems with my SBE and HK USP 40 (both very reliable firearms). Once I switched to RemOil all the jamming went away. The coldest temperature I've used the RemOil was 15 degrees F.
I second TJ's advice of cleaning the packing grease out of the rails and also highly suggest cleaning out, or at least spraying some oil into, the recoil spring assembly.
I grew up using hoppes products and rem-oil. rem-oil is all I use today along with fine grease for ejectors and pivots on doubes. Too lazy to get up and check but, it's red and has a seringe applicator haha
I got a bottle of Benelli Oil with my SBE (about 3-4 years ago) and I really like it. It's thin, clear with very little odor....I don't have much left, but may want to get more if I can buy some at a reasonable price.
Anyone know where to get this stuff?
i use breakfree clp in all my guns as a maintnence oil and cleaner if im having real problems i will use a product called PB blaster, but a warning about pb it may attack some finnishes so you may want to test it in an un noticeable spot before you spray it all over the place it will bust thew any thing and free up the most gummed up / rusted parts
militec is the way to go with the inside chamber, it is a dry lube used by our special forces
a little of that on the rails is all you need
rem oil jells in cold temps
Militec is very good, as is Pro-Tec - both oil and grease. I have heard to avoid Breakfree - after it heats up, one of components that allows it to be viscous tends to burn away and can leave residue and thicker than you want product.
I called Benelli USA a few years back when I got my SBE and I was told to use a (Synthetic Oil) I use Birchwood Casy Synthetic Gun Oil with Tefelon on mine my SBE looks Brand New and it's has the Reeltree Pattern on it. And it works Great!