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Old 02-04-2013, 01:17 PM   #11
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Cleamning a gun isnt to make it so you can eat off the metal. Its to keep the build up of dirt and gunk from occuring.

The military has had a long standing tradition of cleaning a gun until its white glove inspectable. but doing that removes the layers of imbedded lubricant a firearm needs to function properly. Over cleaning is worse than no cleaning. The working parts of a firearm only need a good wipe using clp or the equivelant to function properly.

As C3 said how often exactly do you detail strip your car engine or take it to a mechanic for a spotless white glove clean??

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Old 02-04-2013, 01:41 PM   #12
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I have an AR I refuse to clean, just because I want to see how nasty it will get before it gives me problems.

My other rifles get CLP and Hoppes.
We did the same thing with one of my PSAs over this past summer it had roughly 6000-8000 rds of steel cased thru it, we quit counting after we had 5800 rds thru it , never been cleaned besides the initial cleaning when new , just oiled and ran . Never one issue with all those rounds , it was beyond nasty from all the carbon and oil build up , I really felt kind of guilty to treat her like the red headed step child , but it was one of those things you just want to do to see how far you can go before it quits and that's what we intended on doing . Well since ammo has gotten short and stupid priced , we have decided to quit and give the ol girl a douching . She looks like new again , shes had all her guts removed , cleaned and replaced , and right back in the safe with the rest of the queens
Shes a simple , low maintenance , high quality kinda girl and still one of my favorites . If I had to go to battle she would be the one I would pick up first .

Shes had a few changes since this pic like the stock and trigger but shes still the same ol girl .

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I used to clean my after every range visit. Then I realized it really wasn't' that dirty, just small amounts of carbon that a touch with a finger would get. I now clean it about every fourth or fifth range visit. I don't usually shoot more than 60 rounds per visit these days, it's just to cost prohibitive. I clean my Glock when I want, I really don't think you can make that gun fail. But in the range of 250 rounds is where I typically strip, clean and oil.

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Hose mine out with non chlorinated brake clean, and lube it with 0w20 synthetic Mobil 1, I run a shop so these are free and readily at my disposal.

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^^ x 2. My parents own a Mobil 1 branded shop, so it is nice being free.

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^^ x 2. My parents own a Mobil 1 branded shop, so it is nice being free.
Yessir, especially at around 10$ a quart, but a quart will last forever!
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