Now that my tool box has more Slip & militec(don't say it) in it, then my AR's do..I've decided to look for some lube bottles that won't leak all over shit, especially in the sun.

 

 I think I have a GI bottle that was for LSA, but not sure how well it work.

 The bottle at Brownells don't get very good reviews. I'll take a look at Lowes and HomeDepot but ain't optimistic.

 

Anyone have any recomendations? about 5oz size +/- should work for the range box.

 

Bob

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I've given up on trying to find a non-leaking lube bottle and keep my Slip in two Ziplock baggies--it still leaks but at least it doesn't get all over the inside of my toolbox...

 

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You may want to think about a hard case to  store your double bagged lube.  I have had things break inside my toolbox and rucksack.  Loose meds and rain gave me some inspiration.  A small Nalgene bottle will also work.

 

 

 

 

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 Yep, they've leaked right thru ziplock bags. The "tool box" is one of those plastic sportsmans boxes you see in the sporting goods stores like Sportsmans wharehouse. So, it doesn't leak all over my gear and shit, just makes a mess in the box, and wastes a lot of lube also.

 

 I found some Nalgen fliptop bottle on a site called "the container store", only a few bucks, I may give them a try.

 

Bob

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I have a bunch of small translucent, squeezable plastic bottles if anyone wants some.

The smaller ones hold about .75 ounce and the larger hold a little more than an ounce

PM if you want any, have a few dozen, plenty to go round.

 

Dave

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Originally Posted by senorlechero:
I've had good luck with these
http://www.containerandpackagi...tCatalog.asp?node=42

And these
http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/fin22n.html

One of these lives in my pistol grip and I haven't noticed any leaking.

I have the same bottles as in the second link, but from a different source - us plastic in my case. They have been fantastic, and I have two different sizes that fit beautifully in my Gunfighter pistol grips along with some spare foam ear plugs.

 

 Thanks guys, I had already seen the US Plastics web site.

 I think I'll order a couple of each..1oz, 4oz, & 8oz, with flip top's

 

 Though, most of my 1oz bottles haven't leaked.

 A 4oz should be able to stand up in the bottom of the range box, so that should help.

 

Bob

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Originally Posted by X-ray Dave:

I have a bunch of small translucent, squeezable plastic bottles if anyone wants some.

The smaller ones hold about .75 ounce and the larger hold a little more than an ounce

PM if you want any, have a few dozen, plenty to go round.

 

Dave

hey brother, i tried PMing you but for some reason i cant, shoot me a message if you dont mind, thanks 

Nasal spray or eye drop bottles that have a screw down lid work alright also.

 

If the nozzle is a push in style, I always super glue down the edges to prevent spillage.

Not sure if these will meet your size or configuration requirements, however, they are very durable and leakproof as long as the cap is screwed on. 

 

http://countycomm.com/tubevault.html

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Not sure where to get a good one. But this one sure leaks like hell. 

 

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Originally Posted by X-ray Dave:

       

PM sent, or should I say dialog started ?

 

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Dave, save me a couple or 3 of those. Next time we hook up bring 'em along.
Thanks.

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Funny...something so simple, I'm a bit surprised a company hasn't stepped up to the plate and produced a really rugged "won't explode if you drop on it..." type of solution.  I use tiny Otterboxes to carry my field kits around...but they sure as hell don't fit in a vest/pouch/pocket.

 

Time to invest in a tactical flask perhaps? Hmmm...

Originally Posted by WoodenPlank:
Originally Posted by senorlechero:
I've had good luck with these
http://www.containerandpackagi...tCatalog.asp?node=42

And these
http://www.sks-bottle.com/340c/fin22n.html

One of these lives in my pistol grip and I haven't noticed any leaking.

I have the same bottles as in the second link, but from a different source - us plastic in my case. They have been fantastic, and I have two different sizes that fit beautifully in my Gunfighter pistol grips along with some spare foam ear plugs.

I've had very good use from US Plastic's offerings.

When you get a bottle of lube — at least this has always been true with my Slip bottles and a couple other brands from the distant past like Militec — it has that cap between the screw-off top and the actual bottle. I guess the point of that is to poke a small hole in and prevent over-pressure from blowing the lid completely off. 

 

Fuck that. 

 

I leave them in and with no holes in them and I've never had a bottle of lube leak on me with it in place. Takes a few extra seconds to remove when I want the lube but that's generally an administrative action anyway so who cares?

Worse part of the Slip bottles is its too easy to over tighten and just pops off the threads. I've lost a whole bottle of carbon killer because it all leaked out.

Originally Posted by Kango:

Worse part of the Slip bottles is its too easy to over tighten and just pops off the threads. I've lost a whole bottle of carbon killer because it all leaked out.

The bottles I linked to, I have torqued down decently on the little caps, and unless you're trying, you won't mess it up. One, I kept in a VFG slightly "compressed" by the screw-on cap of the VFG, and never had a leak.

Here is a solution I use for the various maintenance kits I have available: http://www.amazon.com/Titan-15...-Oiler/dp/B002LYQALQ .

 

Granted it's not a big volume solution but it doesn't leak. For that, I will remember to refill it once in awhile.

 

RD

 

 

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Nice find RD, I just ordered one from Amazon. One of the reviews said that Kroil might be too thin but that's what I want to try first. Or maybe use it with Mobil Velocite #6 (super thin machine spindle oil). Should be a fine addition to the gun bench.

 


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Originally Posted by PrecisionWorks:

Nice find RD, I just ordered one from Amazon. One of the reviews said that Kroil might be too thin but that's what I want to try first. Or maybe use it with Mobil Velocite #6 (super thin machine spindle oil). Should be a fine addition to the gun bench.

I had Kroil wick out of the can it came in...

 

went to use it and it was empty.

 

 

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Nice find RD,

 

Glad ya like it but I can't take credit for the idea. Got it from LF a year or so ago so I'm jsut payin' it forward.  

 

RD

 

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Originally Posted by endorphin rush:

Not sure if these will meet your size or configuration requirements, however, they are very durable and leakproof as long as the cap is screwed on. 

 

http://countycomm.com/tubevault.html

R moran, 

I had this same problem a while ago, thread is still around I'm sure.  Long story short these "crush proof tubes " work well.  The next question you should ask is; how do I apply it ?  there is no dropper.  I took a standard GI nylon cleaning brush and cut the small brush off.  I use the large brush to apply the lube and keep it rubber banned to the tube.  It's simple and works!

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Received the Titan oiler pen yesterday & gave it the ultimate test for leakage by filling the dispensing chamber with Kroil. Screwed the cap on & barely pressed down the thumb plunger ... nothing came out. Pressed the plunger down more & more until the entire brass tip stopper was visible & still no Kroil. The dispensing chamber is O-ring sealed so I loosened the top to break the vacuum, tightened it down again & got the Kroil to flow.

 

Well made & a nice addition to the cleaning bench.

 


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RMoran have u tried leaving the red cap in your slip bottles?  That and a zip lock works for me.  Its a bit of a PITA to pull the red cap out every time but it works, doesn't leak and is free.
Originally Posted by PrecisionWorks:

Well made & a nice addition to the cleaning bench.

 

Glad it's working for you.  I marked one with Green for the Froglube and Red for the Slip.  I like the precision placement of the lube so it doesn't end up all over my hands and the weapon (which invariably seems to make its way to my optic for some nice smears).

 

RD

 

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 I have tried leaving the red plug in, but thats kinda PITA.

 

 I bought a few flip top bottles from US Plastics. I also bought a roll of plumbers tape.

 

 I dug up a USGI type bottle for LSA, or what not, and it seems to be doing OK.

 

Bob

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The M-1 carbine had a oiler.  They are available online at at gun shows. I keep on of these somewhere in my range bag.  It doesn't leak and the diptstick put the oil where you want it.  <$10.

 

 

 

 

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Got a chance to try the Titan oil pen on a Luger P08 & it worked very well. Had to first unscrew the reservoir cap to break vacuum & then it dispensed small quantities of Kroil where needed. After 5-6 pushes on the thumb plunger the flow stopped but unscrewing the cap & tightening it back on restored the flow.

 


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I got one of those oil pens back when I read about them here a year or so ago.  Fantastic tool for the bench, but I wouldn't take it to the field. 

I have a GI CLP bottle that leaks all over, and many of the civilian bottles I've tried (small hotel-size shampoo/etc bottles) aren't tough enough or leak. 

Trajan Aurelius, I like your idea of the old carbine oiler...have to find one.

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This is going to be odd...stay with me. 

 

WalMart sells "Shave Secret" shave oil. Not only is it way more awesome than shaving cream for shaving, the oil bottles seem bomb proof. They have never leaked in all of my travel, and I have an empty one that I filled with Slip 2000 that fits in my range kit perfectly. 

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/10324376?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227009894277&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=26151109116&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=43596224110&veh=sem

 

There are plenty of other bottles with the same type of cap/top, but this one should accessible and cheap to anyone. You can dump the shaving oil or just use it up. A bottle lasts me a few months of shaving so if you need something now, buy two and dump one to refill with slip. The nozzle pulls right off with a set of needle nose pliers. 

 

Like I said...odd. But it works well for me. 

Originally Posted by Tom Fineis:

This is going to be odd...stay with me. 

 

WalMart sells "Shave Secret" shave oil. Not only is it way more awesome than shaving cream for shaving, the oil bottles seem bomb proof. They have never leaked in all of my travel, and I have an empty one that I filled with Slip 2000 that fits in my range kit perfectly. 

 

http://www.walmart.com/ip/10324376?wmlspartner=wlpa&adid=22222222227009894277&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=26151109116&wl4=&wl5=pla&wl6=43596224110&veh=sem

 

There are plenty of other bottles with the same type of cap/top, but this one should accessible and cheap to anyone. You can dump the shaving oil or just use it up. A bottle lasts me a few months of shaving so if you need something now, buy two and dump one to refill with slip. The nozzle pulls right off with a set of needle nose pliers. 

 

Like I said...odd. But it works well for me. 

That looks almost identical to some of the bottles I have from US Plastics..

 

 That might be a good size to keep on your kit or in a buttstock, but I think it's too small for a range bag.

Same with the USGI carbine oiler. If I find one by chance, I'll probably pick it though.

 

Bob

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Originally Posted by R.Moran:

 

 That might be a good size to keep on your kit or in a buttstock, but I think it's too small for a range bag.

Same with the USGI carbine oiler. If I find one by chance, I'll probably pick it though.

 

Bob

The US Plastics bottles come as big as 60cc's.

Originally Posted by R.Moran:

 

 That might be a good size to keep on your kit or in a buttstock, but I think it's too small for a range bag.

Same with the USGI carbine oiler. If I find one by chance, I'll probably pick it though.

 

Bob

One fill up lasts me about three months and I'm on the range about every other weekend either shooting or teaching. It has kept my rifles and our students rifles running for a lot longer than I expected. 

 

There's nothing wrong with a similar bottle in a bigger size, I just find I prefer to haul less shit around in general and try to keep my tool kits on the same concept as my rifles; light and simple. I already had an empty one laying around so I gave it a shot. 

 

The link to US Plastics seems ideal to grab a couple bottles of various sizes. 

I might be stating the obvious here but you are bleeding the air out of your oil bottles right?

 

Bob remember the old bug juice in the green bottle with the black screw off cap?  Well that shit was on the shaving kit packing list and it was always leaking because the cap would loosen and the bug juice would eat/melt my whole kit.

 

Anyway, during a layout one day when my whole kit was destroyed my Team Leader told me that if I removed the cap and squeezed the bottle until the liquid was about to squirt out then screwed the lid on while maintaining that pressure on the bottle, that it would create a suction in the bottle that would prevent the cap from unscrewing itself.  Conversely if there was air in the bottle as pressures change due to flying or whatever the air would expand which increases the chances of the lid loosening and leaking your shit everywhere.

 

I have applied this to my weapons lube over the years and I have no issues with CLP, Slip, LSA, etc. etc.

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Originally Posted by Basicload:

I might be stating the obvious here but...

 

 

 

Now I feel dumb! My order of polyethylene dropper bottles arrived yesterday... they'll still be useful I guess for smaller portions.

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Trick here is to use some (free) plastic drinking straws to contain the oils.  Melt closed one end of a small section of plastic drinking straw, using bic lighter.  Fill Straw with liquid or other substance(s), leaving 1/2" open tubing.  Melt closed open end of tubing with Bic lighter.  Leak proof container.  Label these units, as the contents can be critical  This works for most anything, even gun oil, first aid crème, and pills. 

 

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