What is Remington Rem Oil used for?
Remington’s Rem Oil is a superior lubricant for firearms or other machinery. Rem Oil is a petroleum based lubricant with a Teflon lubricant added. It not only lubricates but also cleans fouling, dirt and debris from gun actions, barrels and trigger assemblies. Rem Oil goes on wet with a very low viscosity (very thin consistency) but shortly dries and provides a long lasting dry film.
I have tested Rem Oil for its cleaning abilities and lubrication and it does very well especially lubrication. It’s very slippery and not does gum up or get sticky with age. I like how thin it is. It seeps into all cracks and crevices and the pores too.
Here’s my gun cleaning test featuring Rem Oil.
Here’s the carbon and powder fouling to be cleaned.
I soaked the carbon fouling with Rem Oil and let it sit for a few minutes. Then I used a few patches to wipe it clean.
You can see that most of the carbon wiped off easily, Rem Oil does clean but not as well as a straight gun cleaner like M-Pro 7 or Hoppe’s Elite.
Is there a best gun oil for the AR-15 rifle?
I think so. The AR-15 rifle has fairly tight tolerance and so you need a thinner oil that can get into and stay in tight places. I have had 2 AR-15’s (Stag Arms T2 and Smith & Wesson M&P 15) and tried many gun oils on them. Both of these rifles were 100% reliable with zero failures regardless of lubricant.
So what gun oil did I like and use? I first used BreakFree CLP for about a year and then switched to Hoppe’s No 9 Synthetic Blend Lubricating Oil. The reason I switched was not because BreakFree CLP failed but because I physically tested the 2 lubricants with 2 pieces of metal and the Hoppe’s No 9 Synthetic Blend gun oil felt a lot more slipperier. Synthetic oils reduce friction and wear more than conventional oils.
I want to say one more thing about firearm lubrication and that is that most gun oils are better than CLP’s at lubrication and synthetic oils are better than traditional petroleum oils. If you’re looking for a dry lubricant, Hornady One Shot is excellent. It is extremely slippery and easy to apply.
If you are looking for a good gun oil or lubricant, here is a link…Gun Oils and lubricants at Amazon.com