Question for DDM4 Owners

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by mudpupp, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    I have a couple of AR's from a DPMS to my new DDM4 V3.

    When I clean the bolt Carrier of the cheaper ones I get a smooth wet look afterwards.

    On the Daniel Defense Bolt carrier I can soak it in oil but the second I wipe it down, it gets a dry almost rough exterior.

    Do you experience this?

    I know it's clean, and I have tried CLP, frog lube, gun oil, and even mobile 1.

    It doesn't effect the performance even though I live in a dry desert environment.

    Is this normal for a DDM4?
     
  2. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I have a few BCGs like that, I can slather them in oil and next day they look dry . Run it til it quits and add more lube . Its just the coating some of them the black phosphate seems thicker the thinner ones appear shiny
     

  3. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    Cool...

    I am running it through a 4 day Tactical class this weekend.

    Guess I will see what happens after a few hundred rounds in the hot desert sun

    Thank you for your response
     
  4. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    I got a DDM4V3 upper in 2010. Its bolt carrier is very smooth and stays shiny. It's the old unmarked carrier, the new ones have the double D logo. Anyway, my experience is similar to Purehavoc's. Some finishes are coarser than others and retain oil differently.
     
  5. purehavoc

    purehavoc New Member

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    I might make a suggestion , I know there are lots of claims out there about this lube and that lube but if your seriously going to do a 4 day course go buy a bottle of Mobile 1 synthetic, I prefer the 5-30 wt . Dont grab some other synthetic off the shelf make sure its Mobil 1 . Keep it lubed up real good and you wont have any problems . 4 day course is alot of rounds . I ran 7000-8000+ rds thru one of my ARs , uncleaned during that time, just lubed generously every outing and had no issues in that many rounds.
    Have fun and play safe
     
  6. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    Like my OP said, mobile 1was one of the things I tried. I still have 3/4 of a bottle, so I am ready to rock.

    Thanks for all the input. Course starts tomorrow morning (8 hours from now)