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Old 04-01-2012, 01:59 AM   #31
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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.
Agreed! Well said, I didnt clean mine during qual week. Look at a cold bore test, a "dirty" rifle holds tighter groups! shoot it, brush it, swab it, patch it, repeat.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:35 PM   #32
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FROG LUBE..nothing else needed

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I actually found my AR and S&W 15-22 to be easier to clean than most of my handguns. Taking down the AR is on par with stripping a Glock. One time and you'll never forget. I was actually scared the first time I stripped my AR. Afterwards, I laughed at myself.

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Old 01-11-2013, 01:13 PM   #34
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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
Unless it's a match-grade barrel, conventional wisdom indicates this is unnecessary.

Just take it out and go shoot it, and when you're done, clean it and go shoot it some more!
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Any good CLP, a bore snake and a good .223 cleaning kit will come with all the tool you need to do the rest of the job. Also I would get a lube with a needle applicator to have with you when you go to the range or hunting. Most of these styles of rifles run better wet especially the DI models.

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I put mobile 1 synthetic in a small used contact eye drop bottle and leave one in each gun case . Mobil 1 synthetic Best / cheapest stuff I have used and I have used alot of different stuff not to mention a $7.00 qt of that will probably last my entire life

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Can't seem to get my bore snake through my AR. It just seems too tight and I tried pulling as hard as I could. Both are 5.56 and brand new. Any suggestions?

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I just got my Noveske CHF upper to complete my rifle. With ammo prices where they are I figured it may sit for a while before it gets used much. I broke it down including the BCG, hosed it down with Hoppes #9, wiped it down then applied a small amount of #9 again. Then wrapped in an old towel and put in the safe. I hope it doesn't stay there long...

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I put mobile 1 synthetic in a small used contact eye drop bottle and leave one in each gun case . Mobil 1 synthetic Best / cheapest stuff I have used and I have used alot of different stuff not to mention a $7.00 qt of that will probably last my entire life
I've been using Mobil 1 synthetic for a couple of years now. Your right, nothing better. I use it on all my guns.
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I've been using Mobil 1 synthetic for a couple of years now. Your right, nothing better. I use it on all my guns.
After reading through the posts on Mobil 1, I remembered I had some fully synthetic Lucas left in a quart... Just what lined the bottle. Last night I cleaned up the AR & 1911 and put some on them both. All I know is "Smooth, like Butta"!! Doesn't take much at all...The stuff spreads nice and thick and sticks to where I put it.
If it can work wonders for dragsters, surely it can prove itself on a firearm...
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