Science is cool — especially when science is applied to firearms. Anderson Manufacturing’s RF85 Treatment is a perfect example of science and firearms coming together for a fusion of awesomeness.
What is RF85? CliffNotes version: It means you never have to oil your gun — ever. RF85 stands for “Reduced Friction 85 percent.” RF85 isn’t a surface coating, but instead adds a calcium component throughout the metal; it allows the weapon to operate efficiently without traditional “wet” lubricant.
From our friends at Tactical-Life.com:
“Oak Ridge National Laboratory tested Anderson’s rifles and found the reduction of friction on all steel surfaces reduced by 85 percent. According to Oak Ridge, the RF85-treated weapon cycles 23 percent faster and more reliably than a non-RF85-treated weapon with traditional wet lubricant.
“The RF85 guns operate at cooler temperatures and experience significantly less wear, all without traditional wet lubricant. RF85-treated rifles don’t experience failures due to excess dirt and carbon fouling in the action either.”