Gun Gear (the cream and the crap)

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  1. Winbot

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    These have been my cleaning mainstays for years but I think I'm ready to bail on Rem Oil. I swear their new formula is different, I had the same handful of old ass bottles forever and finally had to try a new one and the stuff mostly dries out overnight! Yes things will be clean and it's better than nothing but I feel like it's just WD-40 now, you can feel the "water displacement" but it's not an active oil type of lubrication.

    I know this industry is as close to "snake oil" as you can get with the hype around different lubricants. Every time the autists get involve and do testing, most of these products are just regular motor or vegetables oils diluted down some.

    My car uses 0W-20 synthetic and I love the stuff on tools, I think I'm going to transition over to it on my guns for a while and see how it goes.

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    THR has a 10 year old topic about it which I just found while making this thread, classic stuff! https://www.thehighroad.org/index.php?threads/mobil-1-synthetic.291494/

    My main issue is avoiding greasy stuff that leaves residue, hate that especially on carry guns. Rem Oil used to be the answer because it semi-dries but the new formula is just too dry in general ... I'll probably continue to use it for blasting nooks and crannies since I have a big can of it but for basic oil-on-patch duties, I'm jumping over!
     
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    I use high temp grease(the kind that comes in the syringe type applicator) for my guns. It's the kind that goes from sub freezing to a few hundred degrees so I never have to worry about it. Used to use the hoppes lube but it drips everywhere.
     
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    Any thoughts on Birchwood Gun Scrubber? I'm stubborn and don't like trying new things I don't know about. Normally I use Hoppes #9 and Hoppes Oil and Gun Grease to clean and lube my firearms.
     
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    Aftermarket pistol sight discussion time!

    My old Trijicons in the SIG still work great but the orange front sights sure are nice. There are so many options now! I'll probably upgrade the "fill in the box" Glock sights soon.

    Are the fully shrouded fiber optic sights even worth it? I would never want an exposed sides one but the more protected versions (Tru Glo I guess) have good reviews.

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