WD-40 on Ruger

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    Does anyone know the problem Ruger had with stainless firearms using WD-40 on them? I use the WD-40 specialist corrosion inhibitor on my stainless guns and don't see a problem.
     

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    never had a problem with it ,either , except for the smell
     
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    As a matter of fact, it is the only thing that I use for the inside of my barrels once a year after the season. Does not produce a "fouling" shot like with oil. Just run a bore snake through the barrel before shooting, and the first shot is on the mark.
     
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    I would suspect that the issue with stainless Rugers isn't so much the stainless, but the synthetic stocks that inevitably come with them.

    WD40 can affect some synthetics, adhesives and similar products.
     
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    Just make sure that snake is dead first... then run it through the barrel!!:ROFLMAO:(y)
     
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    I've sure never heard of that, but could see the issue around the synthetic stock that was mentioned earlier.

    WD-40 has always been great for me and I use it for all general gun cleaning, among other things. I've even heard more than once it is good for arthritis. Maybe @bluey applies it too heavily to his old joints? :A Banana Sad:
     
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    I have used it on all my guns and never had a problem. I have a M77 with a stainless barrel (early 90's vintage) and have had any adverse affects. I have never heard of a problem with Ruger stainless and WD? WD is about the best I have found for keeping moisture away especially when hunting around salt water.
     
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    Moisture doesn't like it since that is what it was designed to eliminate.

    As a FWI the WD stands for "water displacement" and the 40 stands for the 40th formula that was tried. It was developed for the space industry to keep water off of missiles to prevent corrosion.

    And it does have 1001 + uses.
     
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    Only thing I've ever heard is that WD-40 will kill primers if sprayed directly on them.
     
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    thank you @Royal27 for confirming that (y)......so i have to look in shit loads of shops in lusaka looking for wd40 or same......when i can buy a tin of gun spray stuff in the gunshop? :E Head Scratch:
     
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    WD-40 is on the shelf right next to the ttsx bullets. .. :K Moon::cool::LOL:
     
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    when you eventually get to zambia this is what your :K Moon: will look like .......:A Target:....458 lott :A Thumbs Up:
     
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    I don't use it on my guns, there are better products.
     

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    Only thing I have ever heard of WD-40 being hard on something is on certain custom flintlocks, which have browned barrels. Being nothing more than controlled rust, WD-40 is not too kind to them. I have a pair my grandfather built me, and do not get near them with the big blue can. Other than that, I love the stuff for firearms.
     
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    I agree that there is better products on the market than WD that are specifically designed for gun cleaning. In my opinion WD is really good at removing water and protecting against rust, but doesn't work well has a lubricant. For gun parts that need a light lubrication I also carry a small bottle of gun lube.

    But, the availablility of WD (at least in the states) is a huge selling point for me. Especially when I need quantities larger than just a couple squirts. Almost every garage, workshop, boat, or tool box has a can. And it's sold in every hardware store, chain store, or mom & pop convience store and gas station. Even our local grocery store carries the stuff in their limited mechanical section. When duck hunting in saltwater and bad weather I have used a three ounce spray can in a couple days.
     
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