to oil it or not

Discussion in 'General Hunting' started by melvins, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. melvins

    melvins Fawn

    Sep 29, 2020
    las vegas
    I've been watching videos by GunBlue490. In a few of his videos, he insists that you shouldn't put oil on your guns, that it gunks them up and can ruin them.
  2. chadwimc

    chadwimc 10 pointer

    Oct 29, 2004
    Rust kinda gunks up guns and ruins them. I'll keep mine clean and lubed...:D
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  3. KY Swamp Beagler

    KY Swamp Beagler 12 pointer

    Feb 20, 2011
    the swamps of western KY
    I think you misunderstood him. Starting at around 17:30 he explains. He doesn’t recommend a “wet” gun meaning where you can see the oil, but rather a light coating of oil more like a film.

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  4. KYBOY

    KYBOY 12 pointer

    Apr 21, 2005
    Too much oil will blacken wood stocks too
  5. FOWLER2671

    FOWLER2671 12 pointer

    Sep 11, 2009
    Evicted from Aintry'
    WD-40 is good on the outside of guns but gums up the insides
  6. Deadbeat

    Deadbeat 6 pointer

    Feb 4, 2008
    Putting the barrel down will help with the wood not soaking it up.
  7. useyourbow

    useyourbow 12 pointer

    First you have to establish the purpose of the oil. Is it to lube or to protect. If after the season you want to clean and store to protect, then a liberal coating is the ticket. However, the last thing you want to take to the field is a dust attracting debris grabbing coating of oil. Not to mention all the precautions we take to be scent free just to turn around and carry in a stinking gun into the woods. I clean my guns at the beginning and at the end of the season. At the beginning to clean off the preservation coating and at the end of the season to clean and preserve. A light dab on bolts and a little more than a dab on shotgun actions is really all you need for the season.
  8. rcb216

    rcb216 12 pointer

    Sep 25, 2005
    Robertson Co.
    They didn’t address what happens when you store it for 9 months in a closet like most people do or in a gun safe for 9 months.
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