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Old 01-12-2013, 04:09 PM   #41
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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.
I remember when I first read about someone using Mobil 1. My parents own an auto maintenance facility and are Mobil branded. (I've been in auto care since I was 14). If you look at the severe duty tests Mobil has performed, it makes a fabulous lubricant for anything where extreme heat and friction are rampant. If it can lube combustion engines with internal temps near exhaust ports at up to 500 degrees for long durations of time, then it's use as a gun lube becomes like second nature. And if you compare prices to popular gun lubes, it's far less expensive. After I depleted my tetra I moved to Mobil and I don't see myself going back.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:50 PM   #42
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I will never go back to anything else. I use Mobil 1 on all my firearms, in all my vehicles, and I use the oil I drain from my vehicles after doing oil change as bar oil for my chainsaw ( I cut between 10 to 15 ricks a year). The stuff is great.
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Q-Tips are your best friend for cleaning. Especially the locking lugs for the bolt. As far as the bore's concerned, I clean it completely, but there is a school of thought that says leave the copper fouling as it aids accuracy to some extent. For lube, I use Militec-1, but there are a lot of good choices, you really can't go wrong, but lube the crap out of it no matter what you use. Other than that, just remember to close the dust cover, and drop the hammer when not in use.
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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?
Sounds like you got the wrong size bore snake to me. Mine was a bit right to get through at first but not tight that it required all my strength to get it through. Check to make sure it's a .22 or .223 bore snake.
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Sounds like you got the wrong size bore snake to me. Mine was a bit right to get through at first but not tight that it required all my strength to get it through. Check to make sure it's a .22 or .223 bore snake.
No, it's a 5.56/.223 bore snake, same as my barrel.
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No, it's a 5.56/.223 bore snake, same as my barrel.
Odd. It does need a few passes to conform to the barrel. But it shouldn't be impossible to pull through.
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Odd. It does need a few passes to conform to the barrel. But it shouldn't be impossible to pull through.
Yeah, it beats all I ever saw. Just won't go through. I'd rather use the snake but I do have a regular cleaning kit that works too.
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Yeah, it beats all I ever saw. Just won't go through. I'd rather use the snake but I do have a regular cleaning kit that works too.
Try stretching it out a bit first. I had a time getting it through my 22 initially... Haven't tried it in the 223 yet. I got an Otis ar kit and seems to work well. May use the snake at range here and there though.
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I would stay away from the wire brushes. We used them when the armoror would kick it back if it wasn't white glove clean, but I don't use them on my AR. They cause more harm than good.
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I had a hard time pulling my bore smake thur the 1st time, but like this old machine mechanic once said to me " never go in without some lube " put some lube on the snake first... this whole conversation is going to start looking bad soon. Lol
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