i just use 30w motor oil on the carrier i dip a finger in the oil and rub it on the carrier then reassemble cycle the rifle a few times and it gets everywhere needed.
if you lube according to the military manual you will have jams and failures.
using machine oil or gun oil isnt going to work that well under heavy use since heat rapidly destroys most machine oils and all gun oils. motor oil has a very high threashold of thermal breakdown and running even full auto its not going anywhere. after a few shots you might not have wasted time using a light machine/gun oil as its all pretty much evaporated due to thermal break down and your rifle is now dry as a bone.
i use gun oil cleaners like clp for cleaning and storage. using a gun its motor oil. grease is used when the weather drops below freezing.
i use grease on ccw guns so it doesnt leak into my clothes.
i learned about the properties of motor oil in firearms when i was running a m60 in the military. i also learned taht the manual is pretty much wrong on how to lube a AR15/M16
whatever you use it doesnt take a lot and dripping wet is just as bad as dry.
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Last edited by JonM; 05-28-2013 at 03:48 PM.