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WHY IS GUN OIL LUBRICANT SO EXPENSIVE?

Since crude oil prices are going through the roof, we all know that gasoline prices are going up and will likely stay high for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, the same is true for all lubricants, i.e., gun and car lubricants, which is a shame.

Benefits Of Gun Lubricants

  1. Protects Against Rust

Salt and moisture can build up on the surface of your gun if you use it in wet places, store it in humid places, or even touch it. Moisture and other residues can damage your gun’s finish and metal parts, causing rust and corrosion. Rust and corrosion can affect how something works and how well it works, as well as how it looks, how much it’s worth, and how long it will last.

Gun oils from reputable brands like Hoppe’s have rust inhibitors that keep your gun from rusting by removing moisture in the bore and on the outside of your gun and protecting the steel at the molecular level. In addition, because oils have a high viscosity index, they can get used in a wide range of temperatures. So you don’t have to worry about the oil getting hard when it’s cold.

  1. Cuts Down On Friction

When a bullet is fired, the parts of the gun that move and carry the load, like the sears, slide rails, and bolt carriers, are put under a lot of pressure and wear as they rub against each other. Gun oils can help reduce friction in these places and lengthen the life of your gun.

What Are Gun Lubricants Made of?

“Lubricating oil” is a term for a wide range of products with hundreds of different base chemicals and additives. Lubricating oils are made from either natural or synthetic materials. This article is about lubricating oils made from petroleum. They are made up of 80–90% petroleum hydrocarbon distillates and 10–20% additives and are used to keep different internal combustion engines running smoothly. People who work with lubricating oil and people in the general public are mostly exposed to it through breathing and touching it. Eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation have been linked to short-term exposure. Some of the gun lubricating oils tested were carcinogenic, meaning they should get labeled as such.

The Significant Costs Of Gun Lubricant Production

Most synthetic oils are made from oil or natural gas byproducts. Like mineral oils, their prices have increased in the past few years. But does this matter in the grand scheme of things? After all, the amount spent on lubricants is usually less than 1% to 2% of a manufacturing plant’s maintenance budget. Surely there are more important things to worry about than how much a gallon of oil costs.

Even though this may be true on a commodity level, we shouldn’t worry about the cost of the lubricant itself. Instead, we should be worried about the effects of how the lubricant is applied (or, more often, not applied) to our machines and guns.

How Can We Determine How Much Loss A Company Faces Due To Low-Quality Gun Lubricant?

Most people will find this hard or even impossible to do. We can’t easily figure out how bad poor lubrication is because that is caused by the same things that make many plants’ maintenance practises so bad: we can’t make good decisions. After all, we don’t have enough basic information. This problem is because we don’t keep good records and don’t standardize our work enough.

Solution?

“Educated guesswork” is what needs to take place. With this method, we use the knowledge and experience of those directly involved in the maintenance and a simple but realistic framework to “guess” at a series of questions that get more and more telling as they go.

3 Steps To Take :

  1. We start by putting together a rough estimate of the current annual maintenance cost. Then, to “bracket” the opportunity (give a low and a high estimate), we look at the history of the maintenance budget to set a low and a high limit. From this history, we can now come up with best case (gun lubricant costs are lower than expected), likely case (costs are as expected), and worst case (costs are higher than expected because of unplanned expenses) scenarios.
  2. Next, we figure out how much it costs yearly to be down for gun lubricant. Here is where things can get hard. Some plants make it easy to figure out this number, but other plants’ production schedules, market conditions, and lousy record-keeping make it difficult to get accurate estimates. When trying to figure out how much downtime will cost, it’s often a good idea to talk to production and plant management. After all, we’re trying to sell to these people. Ask management for their best guess of the project’s cost early on. This practice gives people a sense of ownership and buy-in to the process. It also keeps people from being skeptical when the final cost-benefit analysis of gun lubricant is shown. Here, the “low,” “likely,” and “high” cases are helpful. A fairly small window between low and high-cost estimates can be chosen when downtime costs are clear. A fairly large window can be chosen when it’s hard to determine how much downtime costs.
  3. Next, to determine how much of these costs can be saved with a well-designed and well-executed lubrication program based on the maintenance and downtime costs. Again, involving people who have something to gain from this evaluation is a good idea.

Conclusion

Hence, gun lubricants are expensive. However, it is not just because of high oil prices; many other production and maintenance costs contribute to increasing the cost.

Ahsan Khan
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