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Old 12-18-2013, 02:28 AM   #1
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When it hits -25 here in the Rocky Mtns. my lubes are never a problem. That is because the guns remain in the house when it is that cold.

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When it hits -25 here in the Rocky Mtns. my lubes are never a problem. That is because the guns remain in the house when it is that cold.
incidentally, that was one of the responses I was looking for. Thank you.
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Guns should not carry heavy lube regardless of summer or winter. The key to firearms and cold weather is a well cleaned weapon. I use the dry lubes that are used for sizing brass. Namely "One Shot".

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I'm not sure, but when I was watching "Alaska State Troopers" i noticed all the officers would close the latch on their ARs after loading them, which was weird to me. I guess that says something about exposure.

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I'm not sure, but when I was watching "Alaska State Troopers" i noticed all the officers would close the latch on their ARs after loading them, which was weird to me. I guess that says something about exposure.
That's normal manual of arms for AR type rifles, and that's exactly what it's there for. It's actually called a dust cover. The guys doing it on the show could have possibly been vets who remember getting smacked around in boot camp for NOT doing it!
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That's normal manual of arms for AR type rifles, and that's exactly what it's there for. It's actually called a dust cover. The guys doing it on the show could have possibly been vets who remember getting smacked around in boot camp for NOT doing it!

This explains a lot lol. Thanks!
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I use Mobile 1, Pennzoil synthetic, or Castrol synthetic. They seem to work ok.

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For general lube use light synthetic motor oil (see above). But for things like the interior of a bolt (firing pin and spring) the spray on dry case lube is GREAT, or a moly disulfide dry lube is good.
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