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Old 12-07-2013, 05:29 PM   #1
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Default AR-15 build. What to lube. What not to lube.

I have all the parts ordered & on their way. I'm just about ready to start assembling, & I've seen alot of tutorials to get me started. But I have not seen a definitive guide on what should get lube during assembly, & what should not. Can someone help me out here? I've heard some say: Any place where metal contacts metal should get lube. Is that accurate?? Thanks

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Make sure there is no oil in the barrel before shooting. It will mess up your first shot. This is what we call the "oil shot" in Germany. The bullet will go further to the left or right depending on the direction of the rifling.

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Your very welcome. The experts here will chime in and add their experience, but I just follow these as a guideline.

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The pics Anna posted are right. And i always lube them wet.. me and my rifles love wet

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I disagree with two points;

The gas rings are NOT to be lubed with an oil/grease. A dry graphite type lube is OK. Oil on the gas rings will turn to sludge after a couple of shots.

I like to run my firing pins dry.

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On thing that I had to learn from my own that I would like to share is. Invest in a chamber brush (under $5) and clean that chamber with some solvents of a new barrel real good! I had just built a Adams Arms piston build from the ground up and was shooting steel cased Russian ammo and was getting shells stuck every 10 to 20 rounds.

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Get some fireclean, pretreat everything. Wipe off the excess. Shoot. People tend to over think lubrication and maintenance on an AR. I personally don't hardly ever clean mine. Put lube on it and it will run. Who cares about sludge or carbon build up? Shoot the thing. If you have a milspec+ rifle, it will run absolutely filthy. Fireclean is the best product I've ever used. Slip2000 EWL is second. Fireclean doesn't burn off like slip because it's not oil based. Just keep her well oiled and she'll go. Don't make her a safe queen.

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I disagree with two points;

The gas rings are NOT to be lubed with an oil/grease. A dry graphite type lube is OK. Oil on the gas rings will turn to sludge after a couple of shots.

I like to run my firing pins dry.
Another reason I like Mobile 1 synthetic , I use it on my gas rings and no gummy goodness , I dont lube my firing pin either , no need to, no further than it moves and why take a chance on carbon buildup and oil that could cause a issue
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