44 Magnum vs 44 Special


Both the .44 Magnum and .44 Special are large-bore cartridges that are chambered in revolvers. Both cartridges have their pros and cons, and they are both suited for different situations.

In this article, we have discussed each of them, how they differ from each other, and what situations they are best suited for.  

44 Magnum

The .44 Magnum is a large-bore cartridge designed for revolvers, and it’s sort of the updated version of the .44 Special cartridge. The cartridge fires large and heavy bullets at high velocities. Generally, it uses a 240-grain bullet, and it has a velocity of 1350 feet per second. 

Its muzzle energy is 971 foot-pounds; therefore, it does pack a punch, which is why it is the preferred cartridge for hunting and target shooting. However, it produces a lot of muzzle flash and felt recoil because of its high pressure, so it’s not ideal for use by law enforcement

44 Magnum
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But when it comes to hunting medium to large-sized game like elk and buffalo, shooters prefer it because it’s accurate. In addition, there is an advantage to the heavy and flat-point bullets the cartridge uses compared to the thin pointed bullets used in many hunting cartridges. 

According to ammo experts, pointed bullets deflect easily when they come into contact with, let’s say, a bush or twigs. This is not the same with the flat-point bullets the .44 magnum uses, which explains why it is the preferred choice of cartridge for hunting. 

The drawback of the .44 Magnum is that because it delivers heavy bullets at high velocities, it’s only accurate at 100 yards. A heavy bullet tends to move slow, and its trajectory drops past 100 yards. So ammo experts say that for accuracy purposes when shooting a .44 magnum, shooters should limit the range to 100 yards or less.

44 Special 

The .44 Special is a revolver cartridge that was developed in 1907 by Smith and Wesson. It is a decent cartridge, and although it’s not as powerful as a magnum, it’s a good option for self-defense

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The ballistics of the cartridge don’t match those of the .44 Magnum. Its muzzle velocity is about 900 feet per second with muzzle energy of 300 foot-pounds. The .44 Magnum has more velocity and muzzle energy. 

Besides that, the .44 Special loads bullets that weigh between 135 grains to 256 grains. And it has less felt recoil and muzzle flash than the .44 Magnum. 

That being said, the cartridge can be loaded to .44 magnum revolvers, which is why most people use it for practice shooting. 


The .44 magnum cartridge has a higher velocity and muzzle energy than the .44 Special. Although both cartridges are good options for self-defense, the .44 Magnum is better suited for hunting

44 Magnum and 44 Special
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In addition, the .44 Magnum has a slightly longer case than the .44 Special, which means that it cannot be chambered in weaker or older .44 Special guns.

The other difference is that the .44 Special uses a standard 200-grain bullet, while the .44 Magnum generally uses a 240-grain bullet. Also, the .44 Magnum has more recoil and muzzle flash than the .44 Special, which is why it is recommended for experienced shooters and not newbies. 

Which is better?

This all depends on your shooting situation.

For hunting medium to large game, the .44 Magnum is the better option of the two.

The .44 Special is more suitable for self-defense and target shooting because it has less recoil and muzzle flash, and it’s less expensive.  

Also, if you are a newbie, it’s best to go with the .44 Special than the .44 Magnum because it is a medium-velocity cartridge, which means it’s easier to handle.   


Looking at the differences between the .44 Special and the .44 Magnum, it’s clear that the Magnum has better ballistics than the Special. Both cartridges are ideal for personal defense, but when it comes to hunting big game, the .44 Magnum takes the cake. 

The good thing is that you can use the .44 Special in .44 Magnum revolvers for practice shooting because it has less felt recoil and muzzle flash. Additionally, .44 Special cartridges cost a lot less than .44 Magnum cartridges, which is why they are great for target shooting.


Do Silencers Work on Revolvers

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It’s worthwhile mentioning that silencers don’t work on all firearms, and this is due to the way some gun barrels are designed. Firearms like rifles and pistols are compatible with silencers, while revolvers are not. And it’s only recently that a silencer explicitly designed for shotguns hit the market.  

How silencers work 

A silencer or suppressor is designed to control hot burning gases and pressure that come from a discharged bullet, thereby suppressing the resulting noise. Besides that, they also reduce felt recoil and muzzle flash.

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This device is designed to thread onto one end of a gun’s barrel. So when you shoot your firearm, the silencer controls the gases that result from the discharged bullet. 

How the silencer threads through the barrel is based on the way, the barrel is designed. Since most silencers have a female threaded end, the barrel has to have a male threaded end where the silencer can screw through. 

Advantages of using a silencer

  • Reduced noise
  • Reduced recoil
  • Reduced muzzle blast
  • Improves accuracy
  • Improves safety

With that in mind, let us look at why silencers don’t work with revolvers. 

Why silencers don’t work on revolvers

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Although some gun owners may not know this, you cannot put a silencer on a revolver. For one simple reason, revolvers have a cylinder-barrel gap, which is a space between the cylinder and the barrel. 

This gap serves as a vent, so to speak, where hot burning gases escape through when you fire a revolver. Besides that, it also produces a lot of noise and flash.

So even if you were to put a suppressor or silencer, it would do little if anything to prevent the gases from escaping and hence cap the noise from the cylinder-barrel gap. 

The silenced revolver

However, this has not stopped some creative geniuses from finding a way to suppress a revolver. The M1895 is a Russian revolver created by Emile Nagant and is what is referred to as a silenced revolver. In other words, it does not mechanically function the same way or use the same kind of cartridges as standard revolvers. 

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The Nagant M1895 is a gas-seal revolver that uses recessed cartridges. And how it works is that when you pull the trigger, the cylinder moves forward to press against the barrel, and the chambered round forces itself into the barrel, thereby sealing the gases. This prevents the hot burning gases and noise from escaping. Furthermore, because of that, it also increases the velocity of the chambered round. 

So when compared to standard revolvers, the M1895 is pretty quiet. Of course, other silenced revolvers have been created over the years. But it’s safe to say the only way gun makers were able to suppress a revolver is by adjusting the mechanism

Final Remark

Silencers are great because they help muzzle the noise that comes from a discharged bullet and reduce recoil. Unfortunately, if you own a revolver, it is not possible to use a silencer with it because of the way it is designed

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Remington 742 Manufacturer Dates – How to Decrypt

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Most firearms that were manufactured after 1968 contain a serial number. The number is located on the barrel or frame of the firearm, and it may include a series of numbers or a series of numbers and letters. 

Ideally, the numbers can help you decipher the date, month, and year the gun was manufactured. However, not all guns have a serial number, and therefore, it may be hard to determine the date they were made. Either because they were manufactured illegally to be sold for personal use. 

Decrypting the 742 Manufacture Date

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The Remington 742 manufacturer dates are usually located on both the right and left sides of the firearm’s barrel. They appear as numbers and letters, each of which represents the year, month, and date of manufacture.  

To decrypt the date of manufacture for a Remington model, check to see what letters and numbers are on the barrel. The first letter you’ll see will be one of these: B, L, A, C, K, P, O, W, D, E, R, X.

These letters are the month codes, and each letter corresponds to a month on the calendar. Therefore, B represents January, L is February, A is March, and so forth. So X, which is the last letter, represents December.

The following letter or letters represent the year of manufacture. These letters can sometimes repeat, so you need to dig a bit deeper to know exactly which year the firearm was manufactured.

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The year of manufacture is represented by codes. For example, if the next letter is C, this means that the year the gun was manufactured is 1934. If the letters are NN, this indicates that the year of manufacture is 1944. 

So to decode the year the firearm was made, you simply check the letter or letters that follow the first letter in the sequence. Then refer to the Remington Society website to see the year the particular letter or letters correspond to.  

For the Remington 742 model, you’ll see a 6 or 7 digit serial number on one side of the barrel. The number may or may not contain a letter. You’ll also find initials on the other side of the barrel, of which you can get information on what they represent by contacting the company. 

How long do firearm manufacturers keep records?

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Law enforcement uses background records and gun sales to identify firearm sellers and buyers who break state laws.

By simply checking the sales records, officers can identify when a gun was purchased and by whom. 

 According to federal law, licensed gun dealers are required to maintain a record of firearm sales for a minimum of 20 years. The record should include information about the firearm, the date of purchase, and the details of the purchaser

That said, if you legally own a firearm, and it’s stolen or lost, it’s important you file a report with your local law enforcement agency stating that it’s lost or stolen. That way, if someone uses izt to commit a crime, you are not going to get into trouble with the police if the gun is recovered.

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6 Reasons to Use Cast Boolits

6 Reasons to Use Cast Boolits

Cast Bullets or Boolits are manually made by melting metal and casting it into a mold. Most of these bullets are made of lead, but some are made of zinc alloy. 

There are certain advantages of using cast boolits over jacketed bullets. And in this article, we will highlight these advantages and the reasons for using cast boolits. 

Advantages of Cast Boolits

Cast boolits are far much cheaper than jacketed bullets. Of course, this is because they can be made of scrap lead, which you can find and buy cheap at auto service shops or scrap metal yards. 

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With 5 pounds of scrap lead, you can cast more than two hundred 150-grain bullets or one hundred 240-grain bullets. If you were to buy two hundred 150-grain jacketed bullets, they would cost a whole lot more than DIY or commercially made cast boolits. 

So if you are a newbie shooter, it would be economical to use cast boolits because they are cheap to make and buy. 

Besides being cheap, cast bullets that are well made are highly accurate. There is a misconception that these bullets are not accurate and neither do they perform well. 

The fact is, if the bullets are not properly made, they are not likely to perform well. They can also cause lead fouling – a condition where a gun’s barrel is smudged with lead residue. Therefore, the accuracy and performance of a cast boolit depend on how its made

You don’t necessarily need to make your own; you can buy already made cast bullets. They come in varying sizes and shapes, so you can find one that fits your firearm. However, if you don’t like what you find, you can always make your own, which is not difficult. 

And that’s the other advantage of these bullets.

You can learn how to cast your own bullets.

You don’t need high-tech tools to do it or any bullet-making expertise. You need a step-to-step guide on how it’s done, and you can easily find that information online. 

What you need to focus on is finding a good bullet mold. There is a wide variety of bullet molds available, and most of them are relatively affordable. Also, it would be best if you used an alloying element to make the bullets stronger.  

Use Cast Boolits
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Cast boolits made entirely out of lead are soft and don’t have much penetrating power. So when casting your bullets, make sure to combine the lead metal with an alloy metal like tin to make the bullets stronger. 

Most importantly, never cast bullets in an enclosed area or an area that doesn’t have good ventilation.

Molten lead produces strong fumes, and it can cause severe burns.

So when casting bullets, make sure that children are absent and that you wear protective eyewear and clothing for safety. 

Reasons to use Cast Boolits

There are certain reasons to use cast boolits. These reasons may vary from shooter to shooter, but here are some basic ones: 

  • Cast boolits are cheaper than jacketed bullets, and therefore, economical when it comes to target shooting practice.
  • Cast bullets are easy to make. All the tools and materials you need to make them are readily available and inexpensive.
  • You can custom make your own bullets based on the specifications of your firearm. This can help you cut your bullet costs. 
  • If you own different types of firearms, you can make cast bullets for each of them since you can find bullet molds of different shapes and sizes.
  • Cast boolits unlike jacketed bullets don’t fragment when they hit a target. 
  • Strong cast boolits have higher velocities than jacketed bullets, which makes them a good option for hunting large game
You can make cast bullets for any caliber
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Wrapping Up

Cast boolits are inexpensive to buy, unlike jacketed bullets, and they are also simple to make. You don’t need expensive equipment to cast them, and they come in handy when shooting targets or when you want to familiarize yourself with how to shoot a firearm. 

If you are not up to making your own bullets, you can buy commercially made cast boolits. They are inexpensive; however, make sure to buy from a reputable company to ensure you are getting quality. Poor quality cast boolits are not accurate, and they perform poorly. 


0W-20 Motor Oil Vs Gun Lube

0W-20 Motor Oil Vs Gun Lube
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One of the hottest debates about gun lubes is whether to use motor oil to lubricate a firearm

Now, some gun owners claim that you can and that it works. Others see it as a bad idea and will not use it no matter what because it is specifically formulated for motor engines. 

Given that lubes are formulated for firearms, it doesn’t make much sense to use motor oil to lube your gun. But for the sake of those who are curious as to whether you can use motor oil as a gun lube, we are going to compare the 0W-20 motor oil vs gun lube.


The 0w-20 grade motor oil is a synthetic motor oil commonly used for lubing the moving parts of a motor engine. It does more than provide these parts with a protective layer against corrosion, harmful deposits, and dirt. It also helps reduce friction allowing the parts to move smoothly. 

The 0w-20 grade motor oil is a synthetic motor oil commonly used for lubing the moving parts of a motor engine
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The oil has a low viscosity. In fact, the letter “W” stands for winter, meaning that it is formulated to flow easily through the engine parts even in extremely cold weather. 

This could explain why some people use this motor oil to lube their firearms. Typically, a thin oil is needed to reach those areas of a gun that you cannot easily reach with a gun cleaning patch

A gun lube, on the other hand, is specifically formulated for firearms. It protects the metallic and moving parts of a gun from rust and corrosion. It also helps reduce friction and keep a gun in good working condition. 

A gun lube, on the other hand, is specifically formulated for firearms
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There are different types of gun lubes, and this is based on their formulation. Some gun lubes contain petroleum distillates, others do not, while others are purely synthetic. 

Some gun experts recommend not using a petroleum-based gun lube because it attracts dirt and dirt and holds powder residue. The good news is that there are many gun lubes that don’t contain petroleum distillates. 

In short, gun lubes have their own unique formulas, and they are specifically designed for lubing guns.

Why you cannot use the 0w-20 motor oil as a substitute for gun lube

Although the 0w-20 motor oil is a synthetic oil, much like many gun lubes, it does not contain a lot of the rust inhibitors you find in gun lubes. It does a good job of lubing the moving parts of a gun, allowing them to move smoothly and without friction. But that is just about all it does. 

You can use it while hunting just to keep those moving parts running well if you don’t have a gun lube in hand. But if you want to lube your gun to protect it against rust and corrosion, the 0w-20 is not the ideal solution. In fact, you should not use it at all if you want to protect your gun from the effects of use.  

You need a gun lube that can protect your gun’s interior and exterior metallic parts from corrosion. And not just for a short period of time, but for a lengthy period. 

You need a gun lube that can protect your gun's interior and exterior metallic parts from corrosion
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Some gun experts say it’s alright to use 0w-20 or other synthetic motor oil to lube the inside part of your gun, but not the outside. But this is only when you are using your gun. 

If you plan on lubing your gun before storage, it is recommended to use a gun lube. The reason is that even when a gun is in storage, it can become rusty if it’s not lubed with an oil that contains rust inhibitors. 

Final Remarks

The 0w-20 motor oil is not a good substitute for gun lube because it does not do a good job of protecting the metallic parts of a gun from rust and corrosion. You can use it to lube the moving parts of a gun to get them working smoothly. Plus, it also helps reduce friction.  

But to protect your gun from rust and corrosion, it is recommended to use a quality gun lube because it contains rust inhibitors. On top of that, it is not toxic on the skin like motor oils, and it is resistant to oxidation.  

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XF7 Gun Lube Review

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The XF7 gun lube is a gun grease formulated for modern weapons like rifles and handguns. It is a waterproof gun grease with corrosion inhibitors. It is non-toxic and does not drip, melt, or run when heated.

The grease can withstand temperatures between -30 degrees F. to 500 degrees F. It is a gun grease that you can use in harsh weather conditions without a problem. 

Besides that, it is used as a lube, and it is capable of protecting the metallic parts of your gun from rust and corrosion even under saltwater or freshwater. It does not evaporate, and because of this, it will stay in place even if you immerse it in boiling freshwater or saltwater. Some greases tend to boil off, wash off or melt off, but not this particular grease. 

It’s just one of those gun greases that do well in just about any weather condition or environment.

This makes it ideal for hunting or target shooting in any weather condition. Many duck hunters that use this product say that they have had great success with it. They have seen that it works well as a corrosion inhibitor, and it lubes well. 

How to use the XF7 gun lube

How to use the XF7 gun lube
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To get the best results with the XF7 gun grease, you need to apply it over a clean and dry metallic surface. In the gun world, it is common knowledge that you need first to clean your gun and dry it properly before lubing it. 

You can wash your gun with soap and water or use a gun cleaning solvent to clean your gun before lubing it with the XF7 gun lube. 

You only need to use a small amount of the gun grease. A few drops are more than enough. Use a cleaning patch or a clean cloth to wipe down your gun with the lube, and make sure to remove any excess grease.

If you want to use it to lube the barrel of your gun, use a patch that is lightly coated with the gun grease. And before doing that, make sure the bore of your gun is clean

If you need to remove the XF7 grease from the metallic parts of your gun, you can do that with soap and water. 


The XF7 gun lube has been seen to work well on AR-15, M16, and M4 rifles, and many Remington, Winchester, and Beretta models, among other weapon systems. 

The grease does not contain Teflon
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The grease does not contain Teflon, so if it burns off, it will not create hydrofluoric acid as greases with Teflon do. 

You can also use the gun grease on tools and tactical knives. It’s also safe on O-rings, polymers, rubber, and plastics. 


  • 100% waterproof
  • Contains corrosion inhibitors
  • Lubes effectively
  • Provides long-term protection of -30 to 500 degrees F. 
  • It does not melt, drip, or run when heated
  • Can withstand harsh conditions
  • Ideal for numerous types of rifles, handguns, and other weapon systems
  • Ideal for knives and tools
  • Safe on plastic, O-rings, and polymers
  • It does not damage the finish of a gun
  • Non-toxic 
  • Cleans off easily


  • Slight expensive than many gun oils

Wrapping Up

The XF7 is a gun grease that many firearm owners have found success with
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The XF7 is a gun grease that many firearm owners have found success with. It is waterproof and stays in place even when immersed underwater. It offers long-term protection against rust and corrosion, and it does well in harsh conditions. 

Some gun owners prefer to use gun grease over gun oil for lubing. Both work well, but gun grease does a better job protecting your firearm from corrosion because it stays in place longer than gun oil. 

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Safari Charlie Gun Lube Review

Safari Charlie Gun Lube Review
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Safari Charlie Gun Lube is a synthetic lube that doesn’t contain silicone, wax, graphite, or Teflon. It is a cleaner, lube, and protectant, and it is formulated to lift carbon residue, grease, grime, dirt, and rust.  

The lube does not have a pungent smell of chemicals, as you find with some other gun lubes. Some users who have used it say that it smells like fresh oranges. This is not a bad thing, although some people prefer odorless gun lubes. 

That said, the gun lube is made in the U.S., and it has gained plenty of favorable ratings and feedback over the years. Many users say that it is effective. It cleans and lubes well, and it’s not messy, which is what many gun owners like in a quality gun lube. 

So here are some key functions of the Safari Charlie Gun Lube in more detail. 



The Safari Charlie gun lube is formulated to remove powder residue, dirt, grease, and grime. Its unique formula does not contain any ingredients that attract dirt, powder residue, or dust.

The good thing about this is that you won't need a cleaning solvent
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It does not dry out or evaporate, which allows it to work its magic of removing carbon fouling, dirt, and grime. Based on user feedback, the lube does a good job at removing all kinds of dirt and powder buildup, and you don’t need to use much of it. A few drops will do the trick

The good thing about this is that you won’t need a cleaning solvent.

This lube is said to remove stubborn carbon fouling and gun powder burns. 


Safari Charlie gun lube does more than cleaning; it’s also a lubricant. Every gun owner knows that it is important to lubricate a gun to protect its metallic parts from corrosion and rust. It also protects the moving parts from friction and heating, which can affect the performance of the gun. 

The unique formula in this gun lube does not dry out or evaporate
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The unique formula in this gun lube does not dry out or evaporate, and therefore, leaves a thin film of protection against corrosion. It’s also important to note that it does not attract dust or dirt.

Also, with this lube, you won’t experience gumming, which you get with petroleum-based gun lubes. Gumming together with carbon and dirt buildup causes friction, which as a result, causes the moving parts of a firearm to wear out quickly.  

The lube also neutralizes acid from fingerprints and repels moisture giving your firearm the much-needed protection against the effects of use.   


The lube leaves a layer of protection without being slimy. It provides long-lasting protection, which is important, particularly if you don’t use your gun regularly. 

The lube leaves a layer of protection without being slimy
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To keep your firearm in good working condition, you need to ensure that it’s properly cleaned and lubed before storage. Lubing your gun will not just protect it from rust and corrosion; it will also extend its life


Some of the key advantages the Safari Charlie gun lube offers include:

  • Long-lasting protection against rust and corrosion
  • Protection against gumming and carbon and dirt buildup
  • Protection against friction and heating
  • Neutralizes acid fingerprints
  • Repels moisture

Final Remarks

There are many gun lubes out there, all of which claim to offer your gun protection against rust and corrosion and remove dirt, grease, and carbon powder. It’s all a matter of finding the right one

The Safari Charlie gun lube has lived up to its claims based on user feedback. It does what a quality gun lube should do, and it is quite affordable. So if you are looking for a good gun lube, give the lube a try, but you can also check out other alternatives. 

Dry vs Wet Gun Lube

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Finding a good lubricant for your gun is essential, and the most commonly used are wet lubes, but more gun owners are starting to use dry lubes. 

In any case, you need to keep your firearm in good working condition always, ready to use when necessary. More importantly, if it is a carry gun, which you use for personal defense. Therefore, it is essential to find good-quality gun lube. 

The difference between dry gun lube and wet gun lube

Dry Gun Lube

The main difference between a dry gun lube and a wet one is that a dry gun lube is usually in a solid state and does not contain any oil. Some dry lubes come in powder form, and others in a liquid form which turns solid upon application. Some good examples of dry lubes include Teflon, Molybdenum disulfide, and graphite. 

Graphite works wells to minimize friction and wear; however, it can cause corrosion in aluminum and steel. Teflon is a good lubricant, but it only works well in certain conditions. Molybdenum disulfide or moly is also a good lubricant that stays in place, but it forms acids when it comes into contact with water. 

A wet gun lube, on the other hand, is an oil. It can either be a petroleum-based oil or a synthetic oil. Wet lubes are usually blended with different additives to enhance their capabilities. This is why you find that many wet gun lubes effectively remove carbon fouling, dirt, and grime and protect a gun’s metallic parts from rust and corrosion. 

Many of them function as cleaners, lubricants, and protectants. Besides that, they stay in place after application to provide a firearm with long-term protection against the effects of use and extend its life. 

Dry Wet Gun Lube
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Generally speaking, both dry and wet gun lubes do a good job of reducing friction and heat, which tends to increase wear. However, dry lubes are ideal for short-term protection against friction. But they do nothing to protect against rust and corrosion. 

Wet lubes, on the other hand, reduce friction and provide long-term protection against rust and corrosion. That said, which lube would be the best to use?

It all depends on how frequently or infrequently you use your gun.

The more you use your firearm, the dirtier it will get. Wet lubes are formulated to stay in place, and although they don’t attract dirt, they do hold dirt. That means that dirt sticks to them. 

This is not the same with dry lubes because they don’t hold dirt since they dry up quickly. And this is one significant advantage dry gun lubes have over wet lubes. So, if you shoot your gun frequently, a dry lube will come in handy for smooth shooting and keeping your gun clean.   

Wet Gun Lube
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But on the other hand, choosing to use dry lube to lubricate your gun is not a good idea. That’s because dry lubes are simply not suitable lubricants for long-term protection. Using a dry lube on a gun, you intend to put in storage would be a big mistake because the lube will do nothing to protect your firearm against rust and corrosion. 

While if you use a wet lube to lube your gun before storage, it will provide adequate protection against corrosion for a long time. So although dry lubes will keep your gun clean and reduce friction, they will not help protect it against corrosion.    

In short, choosing which type of lube to use on your gun largely depends on how frequently you use it and how clean you want it to be after shooting rounds. 

Each lube has its pros and cons, and ultimately, you have to pick the lube that suits your situation. The best advice is to get both. These gun lubes don’t cost much. You can use a dry lube when shooting rounds and a wet lube to protect your firearm from the effects of moisture. 

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Pro Gold Gun Lube Review

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The Pro Gold gun lube has garnered a lot of praise for being a good lube. Many users say that it’s not messy to use, and it keeps the moving parts of a gun running smoothly. As per user feedback, it seems that it performs better than other oils

So let’s dive deeper and understand what this lube is all about and what it can do. 


Pro-Gold Lubricant 10CC Syringe

The Pro Gold gun lube is thick, but it’s not too thick that application is a problem. It spreads well, and it does not evaporate

The lube is both a cleaner and lubricant. It contains additives and agents that break down carbon fouling and dirt. In fact, some users say that it does a much better job at flushing out gunk than other oils.  

Besides that, the lube does not run or burn because it is formulated to withstand up to 500 degrees Fahrenheit and, therefore, performs well in high temperatures. It also does not gum up, which means you can use it in cold temperatures as well.  

This lube is ideal for lubing the metallic parts of your firearm like the rails, barrel, bolt, and other moving parts. You can use it to clean and lube just about any gun, fishing equipment, and bows.  

Pro-Gold Lubricant
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It does more than remove dirt and keep the moving parts of your gun in good working condition, and it also prevents rust and corrosion.  

Since it stays in place after application, you can use it to lubricate your gun before storage. Plus, it provides long-term protection. So you don’t have to keep lubing your gun every few weeks when you are not using it. A single application will last for quite some time. 


The Pro Gold gun lube comes in a syringe for easy application and to prevent messiness. 

Pro-Gold Lubricant 10CC

To remove dirt and carbon fouling, you need a cleaning patch and brush. The first step is to wet your brush and give your gun a good scrub, then use a patch to wipe the loosened dirt and carbon fouling. You may need to use several patches to remove all the dirt. 

Once you are satisfied that the gun is clean, take a clean patch and wet it with a few drops of your Pro Gold gun lube and lubricate your gun.

Don’t use too much gun lube, as this can cause performance issues.

A few drops are more than adequate to give your gun the protection it needs against rust and corrosion. And to keep it in good working condition. 

 If your gun is extremely dirty, you can use a good amount of the lube to remove stubborn dirt and carbon fouling. For best results, you should let the lube sit for about 15 to 20 minutes to let it do its work. 


The Pro Gold gun lube, as per user feedback, does what it says. It removes dirt and carbon fouling effectively, and it is a good lube. It will keep your gun safe from rust and corrosion, and it will help the moving parts of your gun run smoothly. 

It’s not an expensive lube, plus it comes in a syringe to minimize mess and make it easier to lube the hard-to-reach parts of your firearm.  

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Grizzly Grease Gun Lube Review

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A good gun grease is one that functions as a cleaner, lube, and protectant. It should be able to remove stubborn carbon fouling and dirt and protect your firearm from rust and corrosion. 

The Grizzly grease gun is a three-in-one. It cleans, lubes, and protects. Furthermore, it meets military standards, and it’s a bio-based lube that’s certified by the USDA.  

Those facts alone will tell you that the grease gun lube is an excellent cleaning solution for your gun. On top of that, it’s been backed up by numerous positive user feedback. 



Grizzly Grease Gun Lube
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The Grizzly grease gun lube is formulated to lift dirt and carbon fouling, and as per user reviews, the gun lube is an excellent cleaning solution. However, since it has a thick consistency, it is best used on warm guns, especially if you are using it to clean the hard-to-reach areas of your firearm. 

But if you use it on a cold gun, it may only be effective at cleaning those areas you can reach. For hard-to-reach areas, you may need to use a thin gun lube to get rid of dirt and powder residue in those areas. 

Other than that, the grease does a good job at loosening dirt and carbon fouling. A small amount is all you need. Make sure to let it sit for a few minutes to do its job before scrubbing the dirt. 


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Many users have said that the Grizzly grease gun lube is a good lubricant. It will protect your gun from rust and corrosion. And it will keep your gun working smoothly in all weather conditions. 

Again, you don’t need to use a large amount for the lubing. A small amount will go a long way. A few drops will leave a nice thin film of oil, which is enough to protect your gun from rust and corrosion over an extended period of time. It also helps reduce friction and minimize jamming.  

The lube is not greasy, slippery, or oily. It’s easy to use and control, so you don’t have to worry about creating a mess while using it. 


  • Cleans and lubes effectively
  • Ideal for all types of guns
  • Ideal for lubing knives and axes
  • Works well in all weather conditions
  • It’s non-toxic and non-messy
  • It’s not greasy or oily
  • Improves wear-resistant
  • Reduces friction and minimizes jamming
  • Provides long-term protection against rust and corrosion
  • It has a pleasant scent


  • Too thick for a cleaner

Buying Guide 

When choosing a gun grease, it’s important you get one that is Bio-friendly and non-toxic. The Grizzly grease gun lube meets these requirements, and on top of that, it does what a good gun grease should do, it cleans and lubes. 

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You want a gun grease that can easily remove carbon fouling and dirt and protect your firearm from jamming, and rust and corrosion. It should also help reduce friction and perform well in hot and cold conditions. 

Gun greases are generally not expensive, although you can find ones that are a bit pricy. But price should not be a priority when choosing a gun grease. You should focus more on its properties and capabilities. 


The Grizzly grease gun lube has a lot of positive user feedback and ratings, particularly as a lube. It also does a good job of cleaning, but you have to heat it because it’s way too thick. 

Some users have said they prefer to clean their firearms with a gun oil, which can reach the tight areas to remove dirt and powder residue. And then lube with the Grizzly grease gun lube. 

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