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Old 06-20-2012, 03:09 PM   #21
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I agree with those who say go shoot it. Find out if it works. A quality BCG like already mentioned would improve reliability if you were going to push the gun hard and maybe an H buffer. Save the old parts though, if you do run it hard you'll likely sell it and get a higher quality AR. For that reason I'd want all the original parts to put it back to factory config and keep the upgraded parts for a new build.

The tacticool stuff? Usually a waste of money until you get up to speed.

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Old 06-20-2012, 03:15 PM   #22
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I will second motor oil in the mobil synthetic form. Used to use regular oil presynthetic days to keep my issue m60 (was made in the late 1960's) running like a sewing machine. Have always used motor oil for gun lube.

The only issue i have with grease is it doesnt lube the rest of the gun. Im basicly lazy by nature and dropping oil in the bcg from the ejection port is all i care to do.

Ive had mixed results running issued gun grease on m249, m60, mk19. Never had issues with grease on ar15 or m16 the few times ive tried it. Just more work than i cared for.

I will also second the pass on tactical stuff till you have used it asis a lot. Took me since about 1987 to now to figure out exactly what sort of addons i want heh

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I'd give SLIP2000 EWL a try also. Few of my friends swear by it in their ARs. Works great in my pistols.

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Things I like to have in an AR for reliability:

MP tested bolt.
Chrome lined barrel
Chrome lined full auto BCG with staked gas key
if it's a carbine I stake the castle nut.
standard trigger with standard springs that haven't been screwed around with.

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I'd give SLIP2000 EWL a try also. Few of my friends swear by it in their ARs. Works great in my pistols.
I love slip 2000. It stays evenly coated and never seems to wear off like other coatings tend to do.
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I went through a bottle of Slip2000. It works well. I just saw that they make a grease for firearms I may give a shot.

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Send us some pictures of the staking on the Carrier Key. And we will make some suggestions. There are several methods of staking the carrier key. One other thing just for information. The top AR manufacturers do not recommend the use of grease on the AR Rifle system. But do recommend a good quality lubricant.
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Slick 50 and others
And just as good is the Mobile One Oil formula that is also much less expensive and works well that we have discussed here on the FTF to great length.
At the Academy for the ARs and for the Patrol Rifle Carbine Instructors School we have used the following formula now for some 12 years.
Here is the formual we use. 1 Quart of 5 W 50 Mobile One Synthetic Motor Oil with 1/2 Quart Mobile One Synthetic Transmission Fluid. You can get one of those little two cycle or RC airplane fuel containers at Wal-Mart and other places and mix both parts in the container. Shake well to mix and this gives you a large quantity of some of the best AR Lube you can ever use! You can put it in a little spray or squeeze bottle for easy use.

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Who/Why do they recommend against grease? Sounds strange considering EWL is making a grease and the fact grease has worked better than anything I have ever used.

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I went through a bottle of Slip2000. It works well. I just saw that they make a grease for firearms I may give a shot.
Try the EWL version of it. Little thicker consistently. Supposedly designed for full auto weapons, but you know how marketing departments are.
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Take it out and shoot the s**t out of it and show us some freakin pics

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