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molardog  [Member]
1/4/2009 7:31:58 PM
I read a SWAT article somewhere that said an AR should be GTG for roughly 500 rds b/w cleanings...what say you guys?
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NDT3  [Team Member]
1/4/2009 7:46:12 PM
I have doubled that with no issues. And a lot of that was with Wolf. Just keep it lubed up.
molardog  [Member]
1/4/2009 7:48:26 PM
Originally Posted By NDT3:
I have doubled that with no issues. And a lot of that was with Wolf. Just keep it lubed up.


How about keeping a chrome lined bore and chamber lubed while stored in the house?...is it really necessary?
NDT3  [Team Member]
1/4/2009 7:54:20 PM
Originally Posted By molardog:
Originally Posted By NDT3:
I have doubled that with no issues. And a lot of that was with Wolf. Just keep it lubed up.


How about keeping a chrome lined bore and chamber lubed while stored in the house?...is it really necessary?


I do not oil the chamber or bore inbetween shooting sessions. If I did I would then have to run a patch through the chamber and bore before the next session. The only time I do oil the chamber and bore is if I know I am not going to shoot the a particular gun at all over the winter.
Swatter911  [Team Member]
1/4/2009 9:50:32 PM
You only need to clean it and perform PM checks as much as you think your life will depend on it. My duty guns get done after every range session or if not shot in 90 days, so I do my fun guns at the same time.

Where you live may play a roll as well. If you live in a humid climate, you might want to inspect it and use CLP to prevent rust. I live in the desert where it's dusty and dry, but during the hotter months I find my guns need to be lubed about every 30 days.
Joe7  [Member]
1/4/2009 10:54:00 PM
Originally Posted By NDT3:
I have doubled that with no issues. And a lot of that was with Wolf. Just keep it lubed up.




Thats right.I would clean every 1000 rounds.JUST KEEP IT WET WITH LUBE.(THE ENITRE BCG=BOLT CARRIER GROUP)..AND DONT FORGET TO KEEP THE GAS RINGS AND BACK OF THE BOLT TAIL WET WITH LUBE ALSO.
MrCraigCraig  [Member]
1/6/2009 5:21:23 PM
Originally Posted By molardog:
I read a SWAT article somewhere that said an AR should be GTG for roughly 500 rds b/w cleanings...what say you guys?


Clean the rifle after every shooting session as soon as possible.
During operations, clean & maintain the rifle as often and as much as the situation permits.

I suggest reading all applicable manuals here...
http://www.ar15.com/content/index.html#manuals

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