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Price, although you get what you pay for.
After extensive testing and many, many lubes, I have decided to place my trust in this one. John and Hater PB make excellent products, and this is one of the best in my opinion. Here are the conclusions I have reached:
When I first received this lube, I was extremely impressed. It came in a neat, sturdy cardboard package (From Hater PB, not the shipping). Inside it came the durable plastic tub which contained the lube. The container was very nice and well constructed, and had a sense of "Class" about it. I opened the tub and saw a very generous amount of lube. Many manufacturers will only fill their tubs halfway, or three quarters of the way; the Hater Sauce tub was completely filled. Very generous. The lube has a bright green color and looks a little like melted green wax when you first open it. It also smells like plastic fishing worms. I took a little of the lube between my fingers and played with it a bit. It felt like lube should, only there was something different about it that I couldn't pick out.
This lube's bright green color is especially helpful when applying it to the bolt. Unlike many lubes, Hater sauce is green instead of pink. Unlike Slick honey and others, it is opaque instead of clear. This combination allows the lube to be seen both on the shiny metal of the gun components and on O-rings easily. You can see exactly where and in what quantity the lube goes onto the device. Good choice of color.
While I was examining this lube, I could already tell that it was slicker than a lot of lubes. However, I couldn't really tell just how slick it was until I had some on my bolt. With this lube on my bolt I was able to hold the beer can/ top hat assembly and let the bolt slide down of its own free will. Incredibly slick, I was very impressed.
I replaced the bolt in the marker and fired a pod off. Then I removed the bolt and looked everything over. The lube was not runny and was still clean. After shooting it during a day of play, the lube was still not runny and was still clean. No temperature affected this lube, [Edit: 10/28/10 I have played with this lube in every temperature imaginable, from 20 to 100+ degrees F with no ill effects in either direction. This lube is extremely consistent.]
While looking at the bolt after shooting, I noticed that this lube stayed where I put it. None of it got shoved away, and none was accumulating anywhere. This lube maintains a perfect balance of slickness and stickiness to get this effect.
Marker Performance Increase-
While using this lube in my marker, I was able to reduce my LPR by about 20psi, and operating pressure decreased as well. It reduced kick, and generally improved my marker performance. Better consistency over the chrono as well, I was previously shooting +/- 4 with Dow33; with Hater it was +/- 3. I got better efficiency using this lube as well, probably an extra pod or two.
This lube is a little on the expensive side at $16.50 for a container. But for the amount you receive and the quality of the lube itself, I think that the price is more of a bargain.
I would highly recommend this lube to anyone who wants to improve their marker. It exhibits all of the qualities that lube should plus some. I was extremely satisfied with this product. 10/10
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, October 28th, 2010 at 6:27 am PST