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Old 03-23-2011, 02:08 PM   #1
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Default New Bushmaster M4/A3

Just got this from CTD yesterday. It is a tack driver.

This is my first AR. Anything I should do first?




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Old 03-23-2011, 02:27 PM   #2
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Clean it and shoot it..A lot!

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Blaine,

Nice Rifle! The following is the key to keep it running good and in good operating condition. *Keep the Bolt Carrier Group good and clean inside and out and the carbon off the tail of the Blot and use a good lubricant on the Bolt Carrier Group. Should look a little wet when you have completed lubricating it. If you use something like Break-Free do not forget to shake it up before applying it. It has a tendency to separate if it sets on a shelf for a while. G-96 is excellent stuff. The only thing I do not recommend is Rem Oil. Not that it is a bad product but not for the AR or M-16 type rifle system. It is too light and cooks off when the heat range increases. Also there are other good lubes. As well as 1 Qt of Mobile #1 Synthetic 15W50 mixed with 1/2 Qt. Of Mobile #1 Synthetic Transmission Fluid will make a quart and a half of good quality weapons lube. We have used it at the Academy for some 8 years now. By the way don't buy that crap about the lube doing it all "cleaning and lubricating". Use a good cleaning solvent like Shooters Choice, Hoppe's #9 and other good solvents to clean. Let it have time to work and then lube with a good lube. Nice Rifle does it have a 1:7 or a 1:9 twist barrel? Enjoy and have a great time!

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BUT, Be sure to Read and Understand all of the instructions FIRST!!!

Yeah RIGHT, Lock and Load Dude!!!!!

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Nice Rifle! The following is the key to keep it running good and in good operating condition. *Keep the Bolt Carrier Group good and clean inside and out and the carbon off the tail of the Blot and use a good lubricant on the Bolt Carrier Group. Should look a little wet when you have completed lubricating it. If you use something like Break-Free do not forget to shake it up before applying it. It has a tendency to separate if it sets on a shelf for a while. G-96 is excellent stuff. The only thing I do not recommend is Rem Oil. Not that it is a bad product but not for the AR or M-16 type rifle system. It is too light and cooks off when the heat range increases. Also there are other good lubes. As well as 1 Qt of Mobile #1 Synthetic 15W50 mixed with 1/2 Qt. Of Mobile #1 Synthetic Transmission Fluid will make a quart and a half of good quality weapons lube. We have used it at the Academy for some 8 years now. By the way don't buy that crap about the lube doing it all "cleaning and lubricating". Use a good cleaning solvent like Shooters Choice, Hoppe's #9 and other good solvents to clean. Let it have time to work and then lube with a good lube. Nice Rifle does it have a 1:7 or a 1:9 twist barrel? Enjoy and have a great time!

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Thanks for the for the advice.

It is a 1:9 twist.
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Good looking rifle, Blaine!

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Default Great rifle

Great choice you'll find it to be a "real" Tack driver I did with mine





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Blaine,

That is a good twist rate. Your rifle will shoot the 55 gr rounds very well and up to probably the max of 69 gr. Anything heavier will not produce great accuracy since heavier rounds need a little faster twist like the 1:7.
Man have a great time and enjoy that new piece!

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I hate that they give ya a huge shotgun looking case with that small of a gun. One of my buddies has the exact same model. I'd start with a good sling, optic, and flip up rear sight.

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Congratulations !! Thats a nice looking sur.. have fun a shoot the s**t out of it, they are a ton of fun and very addictive.. Be very careful though they seem to multiply without warning

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