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Old 06-20-2012, 01:11 AM   #1
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Just picked up a brand new DPMS Oracle.
I really want to personalize it with tacticool stuff but first I want to make it as reliable as it can be. Any suggestions on what I should do?
I am an AR noob.
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I just noticed I spelt upgrades wrong. My bad

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Old 06-20-2012, 01:17 AM   #2
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I'm probably not knowledgeable enough to say much but I think that you will find that the things that will make your rifle more "reliable" will probably cost a little money, in saying that you may have been better of getting an over all more " reliable" rifle not trying to discourage the new rifle I think it's great I would say you may want to look at a new bolt and/or carrier such as a dd or BCM I'm not really sure I'm qualified to say much these guys know much more than me! Congrats on new gun!

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Just picked up a brand new DPMS Oracle.
I really want to personalize it with tacticool stuff but first I want to make it as reliable as it can be. Any suggestions on what I should do?
I am an AR noob.
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Shooting it a few hundred times to get a feel for it and to diagnose any performance issues is the first step. If there are no feeding, ejecting, or cycling issues you're good to go. Most reliability issues will involve feeding (mags) or cycling (gas system and correct buffer). Stocks, foregrigs, handguards and optics have little or no impact on mechanical performance and reliability.
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IROC,
You rather have a good dependable AR or you do not. Mostly depends on manufacturer and quality of parts and production procedures. In general if a company builds a good AR and you keep the bolt carrier and bolt lubed properly it should be reliable. You should not have to do anything to a good AR to make it dependable. If it isn't it needs to be returned to the manufacturer. Unfortunately some are not of the quality of others.
But the Magazine is the number one cause of AR malfunctions!

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I can only recommend some good lube, a little grease, a few mag and a lot of ammo (tula, wolf pmc, m193,etc ).

Then go out and has yu sum fun.



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I have found that the accessory that does the most to keep an AR running is a good cleaning kit.

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Thanks for the great opinions and info y'all.
I haven't shot it yet , so I'll go do that first. And add some iron sights :/

Has anyone here tried the EXO Nickel Boron Bolt Carriers?

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Thanks for the great opinions and info y'all.
I haven't shot it yet , so I'll go do that first. And add some iron sights :/

Has anyone here tried the EXO Nickel Boron Bolt Carriers?
If u keep it lubed well ,and clean it every 1000 rds that's a expensive unneeded item
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If you run 500 rds thru it flawlessly like it is , use you money for a nice optic of some sort and don't fix what isn't broke .

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Id check the staking on the castle nut and gas key to start. Either of those come loose and your taking a little break.

I wouldnt worry to much about over cleaning. I rarely do more than wipe mine off then relube.

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