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Old 06-20-2012, 02:51 AM   #11
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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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Old 06-20-2012, 02:54 AM   #12
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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.
It looks like one of the nuts on the gas key wasn't staked properly. Is it fine to stake it myself?

What grease or lube do you recommend?
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It looks like one of the nuts on the gas key wasn't staked properly. Is it fine to stake it myself?

What grease or lube do you recommend?
I recommend Mobil1 full synthetic motor oil 5-30W. I lube my guns with it, works great.
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Generally the more crap you add, the less reliable it gets.

Keep in mind this is a generalization, some guns need some work from the start.

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I recommend Mobil1 full synthetic motor oil 5-30W. I lube my guns with it, works great.
Haha I might try that!
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Okay, now that I have been messing around with it, charging the charging handle I noticed BIG TIME wear on it already, on the handle itself
:/ any way to charge it a better way so it won't wear as much. Dang I haven't even shot it yet :/

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Okay, now that I have been messing around with it, charging the charging handle I noticed BIG TIME wear on it already, on the handle itself
:/ any way to charge it a better way so it won't wear as much. Dang I haven't even shot it yet :/
Thats how it supposed to be. Mine is like that too. No matter how much we lube it, it will show some wear. Mine (the wear) is on the left side as the latch is on the left.
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Same here on the wear , no big deal . , I have been using a Mobil 1 Synthetic also, it works good , but I just picked up a tube of Lucas gun oil to try out . Got one of them lubed with it but havent gotten out with it yet . Im spending too many hrs at work this time of season and not enough ME time !!!!

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I use a multi purpose grease. I find it to create a smoother action than motor oil or other gun oils I have used. Using a q-tip put a little in the receiver extension, channel for the charging handle, on the gas key, bolt, and wherever else you think appropriate. It's cheap as well.

Sell the BCG and get a PSA, Spikes, Daniel Defense, BCM, Colt, or LMT.

You're kind of fighting an uphill battle but it can be won. It also depends on how you plan on using this rifle. You've made it past the biggest hurdle, purchasing an AR.

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I agree with Sniper03, just buy a bunch of ammo and go shoot it. Lube up the bcg nice and wet and go have fun. Mikejk is right in that the only upgrade worth getting is a bolt. A standard milspec HP/MP Carpenter steel bolt (not the carrier) would be a smart buy. Id keep your old dpms bolt as a spare tho.

Go have fun with it. Go go go.

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