Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    172
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0

    Gun lube freeze test - Part 1 & 2

    Hi everyone,

    We recently are going through a little cold weather in MN and I thought we would take advantage and answer a question we had. Do some gun lubes freeze? Well the answer is yes as we saw and others have tested as well. Fore example several have tested froglube and found it to freeze so we didn't include that as we didn't have any. For our video I gathered up what I could find in the shop and placed a sample outside overnight.

    Part 2 added!

    Here are the videos, thanks for watching!
    Last edited by Dave Timm; 24 January 2016 at 01:11.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    172
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Part 2


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    WA
    Posts
    1,901
    Downloads
    3
    Uploads
    0
    -24 degrees ?!? That's crazy Dave. In the Pac NW we whine when it gets anywhere near freezing. Thanks to you and the camera operator for taking one for the team!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Location
    Mn.
    Posts
    1,446
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Yeah I agree with the slip EWL, works well up here in summer through winter. Been out shooting at those temps(-25) and my rifles functioned perfectly. A few years ago the wind chill up on my land was -60 degrees. As soon as you stepped out side exposed skin just starts to burn. Lately I have been running the EWL with a light coat of the EWG on top of it in certain areas of my pistols and rifles and its like its sliding on ball bearings, good stuff.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    299
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Glad I don't have to mess with that cold down here! It's only dipped below freezing a couple nights so far.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    497
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Heh heh. I actually had the privilege of visiting Learning Firearms HQ last weekend.

    Very cool lube performance evaluation. I have several little sample bottles of Slip 2000, mainly because it's part of the goody bag that Dave hands out at all the training courses he hosts. Dave's test is relevant to us here in the Land of Ice and Snow. Today it's 30 degrees. Minus 24? Yeah that's cold. You need to put on a warm jacket. On the other hand, I've been to Phoenix in August. That is some nasty temperature and I don't understand how humans can live like that.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    172
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Thanks guys for the comments and feedback. We like it cold in MN but sometimes it get be miserable.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    80
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    As your neighbor from ND, I find this very interesting. I have been using EWL for years, and have had great results.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    76
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Where's WeaponShield? Guess it's so good, it doesn't need to be tested. :)

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    N. KY
    Posts
    2,791
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    In the early 80's we did some ECWS training in northern Alaska. -50 F. was the cut-off for our training. With the ECWS gear and technology then, anything colder was considered just too freaking cold, for an exercise, and add to that it was dark 24/7. But to the point, we were instructed to clean every drop of lube, grease, anything out of our weapons, which also included a 1911. Then we applied this stuff that was liquid and clear/green, which acted like a carrier, and dried, almost instantly, to leave an almost "powdery" feeling "film" on the parts. We didn't actually ever get to do any live fire, but was assured that many before us had, and was told the stuff was amazing. Just wondering if any one else actually used that stuff, and remember what it was? I wonder how it would stand up to Dave's ridiculously cold weather, or if it's still even manufactured? Anyone here remember what it was? That was the first and last time I ever saw it and won't even try to recall what it was called. As an aside, we were told hunters used it up there, mostly on the outside of the barrel to prevent condensation from doing damage when a rifled was carried into a warm tent. They didn't use any type of lube, due to the problems some of Dave's tests pointed out, but they were hunting during light, warmer weather, and a bolt action rifle certainly wouldn't have wear issues, firing one or two shots at the most.

    FT
    Last edited by FortTom; 13 March 2016 at 17:23.
    NRA Life Member
    Deplorables Life Member



  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    The Unfree State (MD)
    Posts
    2,641
    Downloads
    3
    Uploads
    0
    KG makes a dry film lube that behaves like you described. The carrier evaporates like acetone.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Location
    N. KY
    Posts
    2,791
    Downloads
    1
    Uploads
    0
    Yeah, I googled it and found it at Mid USA. Don't know if it's the same stuff or not, but every BCU I have is NIB and I use very little lube anyway. Carbon build-up has never been a problem for me with NIB, so I wonder how this stuff would work? Maybe I'll just dedicate it to one rifle and shoot the hell out of it, and compare it to what I normally use on my rifles.

    FT.
    NRA Life Member
    Deplorables Life Member



  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    172
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Brahmzy View Post
    Where's WeaponShield? Guess it's so good, it doesn't need to be tested. :)
    Trying to get a sample for next winter. I've heard it's good stuff

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    172
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by nobodyspecial View Post
    As your neighbor from ND, I find this very interesting. I have been using EWL for years, and have had great results.

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
    Glad you liked it, We make it to Fargo every so often.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    80
    Downloads
    0
    Uploads
    0
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Timm View Post
    Glad you liked it, We make it to Fargo every so often.
    On behalf of all the other North Dakotans, I would like to offer our sincerest apologies. ;-)

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •