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AR Cleaning and lubricating

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Old 08-19-2010, 01:43 AM   #1
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I'm sure this has been discussed before - what supplies do you use to clean & lube your AR? My RRA M4 came with the little Army manual that says to use CLP for everything and that's what I have been doing. No problems. But on one of the TV shows, the guy used solvent and oil. Is there an advantage to using one over the other? I read somewhere that if you start using CLP, you should stick with it and you should not use other chemicals on top of the CLP.
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Old 08-19-2010, 02:20 AM   #2
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Just me, but I usually use a good powder/copper remover such as Butch's Bore Shine, to remove fouling from the bore and carbon build up on the bolt and receiver.
I brush clean, wipe dry, then lightly lube all moving parts with Mobil 1 0w-30 Synthetic, going a little heavier on the lube to the outer contact areas of the bolt carrier.

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Thanks! There's a lot of good info around here.
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