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Old 10-31-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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I just got me a Delton AR15 and as it is sort of my first gun (eh that will require some sort of cleaning and maintenance) besides a pistol, some shotguns from Walmart, and a ruger 10/22. My question is how do I clean this thing? I got a cleaning kit and such but when I get it I'll want to keep it nice and tidy. When I here the word cleaning two things come to mind. One of which is just simply greasing it after you shoot. Is that even considered cleaning it. And then I hear about people going hard core and taking it all apart and cleaning individual parts. Any videos or information for a ar15 beginner is welcome

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Old 10-31-2013, 01:02 PM   #2
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You tube is your friend.
http://youtu.be/qKTutSMZ4FU
FWIW, "simply greasing it after you shoot" is not the right answer.
"Taking it all apart and cleaning individual parts" isn't terribly hard core.
IMHO, a well maintained AR is a joy. A poorly maintained AR is likely to be a source of frustration.

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Taking apart ur AR is actually quite easy u can take it down almost completely without a single tool In less then a minute.

It really is easy, I do it after every outing and clean it spotless.

YouTube is a good place to start there's plenty of videos on cleaning ARs.

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You tube is your friend.
Video Link: http://youtu.be/qKTutSMZ4FU

FWIW, "simply greasing it after you shoot" is not the right answer.
"Taking it all apart and cleaning individual parts" isn't terribly hard core.
IMHO, a well maintained AR is a joy. A poorly maintained AR is likely to be a source of frustration.
+1 totally agree
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I never get tired of that video!

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Now that's entertainment with a purpose!

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I have a couple of Del-Ton's in the corral, super builds and accurate as I can make them. Follow the cleaning suggestions above and don't be afraid to keep the carrier wet (I use Mobil 1 on all of mine). Now go out and shoot and enjoy.

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Very informative Video. Needed to watch it more than once to get the full affect of making sure I properly cleaned my AR.
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