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Old 03-31-2012, 04:10 AM   #21
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Where do you usually get frog lube or do I need to order it online?

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Old 03-31-2012, 04:17 AM   #22
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http://www.froglube.com/

I like the fact that part of it goes to our guys.
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I ordered mine from Brownells, but most online stores that carry gun stuff should have it. Apparently, lots of local type gun stores are starting to carry it too.

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I am new to the AR world as well and I am not intending on posting too much but learning a lot. This thread is a good start for me.

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Only dumb question about an AR is the one you don't ask ying. We ain't shy. Grab a beer and pull up a stool and start questioning. Read the sticky by AgentTikki at the top of the page. It's a wealth of knowledge.
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thanks for all your input.

if i could get some more of your thoughts it would be appreciated.

my only other comparison is my mini 14. all i have ever done to clean it is basically: Use wipeout to clean the bore (great stuff btw), use hoope's #9 and a brush to clean the various other parts, and put a light coat of rem oil for lube and protection. its always been a pretty easy one to clean.

is wipeout (foaming bore cleaner) ok for AR barrels? what else might be suggested?

what is best for basic cleaning of parts? (to soak? to scrub clean?). name brands and uses please.

do lubes like slip 2000 ewl lube AND clean? or is this lube for shooting that needs to be cleaned off after using? this had left me confused.

i think i'm gonna order an otis cleaning kit. i love flexible rods for cleaning.
please make any other recomendations of specific tools i might need to clean.

i know some will say "clean every 1k rounds" or whatever, but i always take the very best care of my guns i can. i only have a few and i want to keep them is the best possible shape.

keep in mind that i also tend to store my guns for extended periods. i will put a few hundred rounds through, and then they may not get used again for 1-3 months.

thanks again for your patience. i plan to order cleaning/lube materials asap.

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i was just looking through a midway usa flyer & saw it for sale.
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Don't forget to go through the "break in" routine that you model rifle calls for.

Mine was cleaning after every shot for the first 25, the after every 10th round for another 100.

Boresnake and CLP make that easier.

For full cleaning I use simple green and water, followed by a good drying and CLP

Some SNO Gun Grease in the bolt..

Ready to go again

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Don't forget to go through the "break in" routine that you model rifle calls for.

Mine was cleaning after every shot for the first 25, the after every 10th round for another 100...
Sounds like what ArmaLite recommends. Needless to say I didn't waste my time doing that. Maybe for a $4000 target rifle, but not a basic AR.
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On range weeks, most Marines refuse to clean their rifles because they think it's unlucky / might throw their dope off. All most of them get is the BCG wiped down and a little CLP before its dropped off at the armory. Now, picture 6 relays of Marines on 25 targets shooting 500 rounds each or so over about 5 days. That's about 75,000 rounds through 150 rifles. There are always alibis, but they are almost exclusively magazine related (usually doubly feeds from too much play on the mag lips, or FTF from sand in the followers) and honestly no more than 2 or 3 per rapid fire back when we had a magazine change mid relay. My point is the rifle doesn't have to be babied. Clean her on a regular basis and check your mags occasionally and you'll have a beautiful rifle that will last you a lifetime. We use cleaning rods, AP brushes, CLP, bore/chamber brushes and patches. Nothing special and I bet the last M16A2 I fired was 10 years old...lol.

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