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I bought a Winchester Super X3 a few weeks ago for clays and have been shooting about 150-250 rounds through it per week. This is my first autoloader and I don't know much about what kind of oil/lube I should be using on the bolt and rails. The manual is extremely vague in just saying "Apply gun lube and wipe away excess...". I normally use RemOil on my XD, but for some reason I just don't feel very comfortable using it on my SX3. I tried spraying the rails and bolt with RemOil and wiping away excess, but it doesn't seem to reduce friction very much when cycling the bolt by hand. So I feel like after a few hundred rounds I would be shooting a bone dry gun. (Maybe it's all just in my head?)

Anyway, what kind of oil/lube do you guys use on your autoloaders when you know you'll be shooting a large amount of rounds before cleaning? Should I maybe just try spraying the bolt/rails with RemOil and not wiping it away?

Thanks in advance for the responses.
 

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Remoil is a OK for a light lubricant/rust preventative. Not so good for: heavy use w/ high impact parts or for wear protection.

Mobil1 full synthetic motor oil. Works as good as any "Gun" oil, and much cheaper, longer lasting. Just leave a light coat for a very smooth action. And trust me I have bottles of just about every "miracle" gun oil.
 

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I bought a Winchester Super X3 a few weeks ago for clays and have been shooting about 150-250 rounds through it per week. This is my first autoloader and I don't know much about what kind of oil/lube I should be using on the bolt and rails. The manual is extremely vague in just saying "Apply gun lube and wipe away excess...". I normally use RemOil on my XD, but for some reason I just don't feel very comfortable using it on my SX3. I tried spraying the rails and bolt with RemOil and wiping away excess, but it doesn't seem to reduce friction very much when cycling the bolt by hand. So I feel like after a few hundred rounds I would be shooting a bone dry gun. (Maybe it's all just in my head?)

Anyway, what kind of oil/lube do you guys use on your autoloaders when you know you'll be shooting a large amount of rounds before cleaning? Should I maybe just try spraying the bolt/rails with RemOil and not wiping it away?

Thanks in advance for the responses.
I run the FNH SLP Mark1, which is the same as a Winchester SX2 (the model that came before yours).

I e-mailed FNH to inquire about the proper lube as their manual only said to lightly lube. They responded.....

"You can use any Quality Gun Care Product."

As such, I continued to use Breakfree CLP although I prefer to run mine a little wet, like my AR-15. It works just fine. I'm sure any good brand name lube will work on your SX3.
 

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I run the FNH SLP Mark1, which is the same as a Winchester SX2 (the model that came before yours).

I e-mailed FNH to inquire about the proper lube as their manual only said to lightly lube. They responded.....

"You can use any Quality Gun Care Product."

As such, I continued to use Breakfree CLP although I prefer to run mine a little wet, like my AR-15. It works just fine. I'm sure any good brand name lube will work on your SX3.
I have an SX3 and run it a little wet also.

I use SLIP 2000 EWL in every firearm I have with no issues.
 

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I have an SX3 and run it a little wet also.

I use SLIP 2000 EWL in every firearm I have with no issues.
I've kicked around the idea of trying SLIP 2000 EWL. I looked for it at the local gun store the other day and while I found the bore cleaner I was looking for, alas there was no SLIP products on the shelf.

As for your SX3, ever ran it in a hard use shotgun class? Wondering how the SLIP 2000 EWL did, if you had.
 
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