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Tacked AR15 LUBE POINTS (Page 1 of 3)
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Posted: 9/24/2011 6:18:49 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/8/2012 3:58:46 AM EDT
thnkas this helped a lot
Link Posted: 1/16/2012 2:21:49 AM EDT
Very useful...thanks
Link Posted: 1/27/2012 8:37:00 PM EDT
Glad to hear this helped you guys out. -Quib
Link Posted: 2/2/2012 9:38:42 PM EDT
Thanks for this wonderful thread :) I was wondering what exactly should I use to lube the rifle? Thanks!
Link Posted: 2/12/2012 9:23:54 PM EDT
Thanks Andrew! For a n00b (me ) this is incredibly helpful.
Link Posted: 2/15/2012 7:08:26 PM EDT
This is a very helpful thread for someone like me who is new to the M4. For lubrication, I have been told that Rem Oil is very good and that is what I have been using. Any thoughts on this?
Link Posted: 2/16/2012 10:36:30 PM EDT
Saw this the other day and used it as a guide tonight, first time cleaning and lubing the BCG. Thanks for the useful diagrams!
Link Posted: 2/16/2012 10:39:05 PM EDT
Thanks.
Link Posted: 2/17/2012 7:28:33 PM EDT
You guys are welcome. Good to know these helped you out. -Quib
Link Posted: 2/26/2012 9:20:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 530ktm:
This is a very helpful thread for someone like me who is new to the M4

Same here, thanks!
Link Posted: 2/26/2012 9:27:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By IcedDog:
Originally Posted By 530ktm:
This is a very helpful thread for someone like me who is new to the M4

Same here, thanks!


Glad to hear this helped.
Link Posted: 2/27/2012 4:14:32 PM EDT
This is awesome! Thank you!
Link Posted: 2/29/2012 10:16:10 AM EDT
Thanks for posting this!
Link Posted: 3/4/2012 9:01:32 PM EDT
Thanks to Quib for the OUTSTANDING pictogram.

I used the above diagaram to lube the one chrome bolt that I have for one of my two AR15's. I lubed it with Rem Oil.

I now have to clean my second AR15 which does NOT have a chrome bolt. Someday it will.

Link Posted: 3/16/2012 6:42:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 79Berlinetta:
Thanks to Quib for the OUTSTANDING pictogram.


You're welcome.
Link Posted: 3/18/2012 1:49:50 PM EDT
Would love a big poster of this, anyone know where t get one?
Link Posted: 3/20/2012 11:59:43 AM EDT
Very helpful post. Is this just for regular maintenance or also initial lubrication during the build process? Thanks!
Link Posted: 3/20/2012 12:08:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By clockworkjon:
Very helpful post. Is this just for regular maintenance or also initial lubrication during the build process? Thanks!


Yes
Link Posted: 4/18/2012 8:31:09 AM EDT
Stupid question, (i know there are no such things)

However, how often are you hitting the lube points? Currently I am solely utilizing breakfree and have just under 1000 rds through my AR......
Link Posted: 4/25/2012 8:31:17 AM EDT
Very helpful.....Thank you.
Link Posted: 4/27/2012 5:08:26 PM EDT
Ussually after every cleaning. If you are going to range with plans to go thru 300 rds or more, go ahead and lube per diagram.
You milage may vary, but this is what works for me.
Link Posted: 4/27/2012 9:53:36 PM EDT
Guys if you're going to shoot it, a few drops of lube won't hurt. A little lube prevents many problems cause by lack of cleaning.

There are plenty of people here posting how many rounds their rifle runs without lube and cleaning. That's all really impressive but why subject your rifle to that kind of abuse?

Clean it, lube it frequently and it will not fail you. IF you are in a world of shit and cannot find lube, ANY lube will do, running it dry will only lead to pre-mature wear and tear.
So why do it deliberately?

Follow the above manual, and always lube, if you can't clean, lube.
Link Posted: 5/6/2012 3:16:49 AM EDT
+1 on the thanks. And, like JonnyRocko asked is it available as a poster?
Link Posted: 5/11/2012 1:19:27 PM EDT
You guys are welcome.

Sorry, at the time I put those charts together I did not realize how popular they would become, so I never saved them in a format larger than what you'll find on-line.

Another idea besides printing them out in poster size, might be laminating them in a size suitable for storage in a field box or cleaning kit. Punch a hole in one corner of each card and run them onto a small key ring.
Link Posted: 5/20/2012 3:30:23 AM EDT
I saved and printed them out for my kids to each have a copy of their own. Think I'll get them laminated first though.

Thank you very much! It is very much appreciated!
Link Posted: 5/27/2012 5:18:13 PM EDT
Thanks! Very helpful
Link Posted: 5/30/2012 3:25:37 PM EDT
Great post, it's information like this that makes this place invaluable to both the old and new. And as noted, the laminating and key ring idea is truly awesome.
Link Posted: 6/2/2012 10:15:01 PM EDT
Thanks! Just shot my AR for the first time today and this was very helpful!
Link Posted: 6/17/2012 10:07:24 PM EDT
Wanted to thank you for posting this. I shot my new M&P today and used your guidelines. It helped out a lot. No issues what so ever.
Link Posted: 6/18/2012 3:43:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By JONNYROCKO:
Would love a big poster of this, anyone know where t get one?


Save a photo of it and go down to your local Fed-Ex/Kinkos and have them make it into a large print...whatever dimensions you want.
Link Posted: 6/21/2012 11:09:53 AM EDT
Thanks for putting all this together. Definitely a big help!
Link Posted: 6/21/2012 9:36:14 PM EDT
You're welcome, gentlemen.
Link Posted: 7/19/2012 9:55:07 PM EDT
Awesome. Thanks! Printed and filed.
Link Posted: 7/24/2012 5:58:08 AM EDT
Thanks for the tips. My AR is awash in lube now. I get carried away...
Link Posted: 7/28/2012 9:19:05 AM EDT
This is gonna make owning an AR15 so much easier!!!!!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/28/2012 9:26:10 AM EDT
Glad to help guys.
Link Posted: 8/15/2012 10:33:34 PM EDT
Chart doesn't address the bore. After cleaning, what is your opinion on running a light lube on a patch thru the bore? All of my rifles and handguns I do that, but maybe with the chrome lined barrel, it may not be necessary. Great info btw.
Link Posted: 8/16/2012 8:23:13 AM EDT
Originally Posted By tnharley:
Chart doesn't address the bore. After cleaning, what is your opinion on running a light lube on a patch thru the bore? All of my rifles and handguns I do that, but maybe with the chrome lined barrel, it may not be necessary. Great info btw.


Certainly won't hurt! I do the same...
Link Posted: 8/17/2012 8:17:22 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tnharley:
Chart doesn't address the bore. After cleaning, what is your opinion on running a light lube on a patch thru the bore? All of my rifles and handguns I do that, but maybe with the chrome lined barrel, it may not be necessary. Great info btw.


The chart addresses lubing for operation, not for storage. That is why lubing of the bore is not included.

I personally run a lightly lubed patch down the bore for storage.
Link Posted: 8/29/2012 10:37:01 PM EDT
awesome, i've been looking all over online for a good tutorial on this!
Link Posted: 10/2/2012 5:20:11 PM EDT
I agree, this is very useful. I do have a question though. Why do the operator manuals from the USMC and Army say "generously lube inside parts of lower receiver and extension assembly"? I don't like that idea but i have a coworker that's hell bent on "hosing it down". To me, a lot of lube would cause a ton of gunk build up and cause problems. Can anyone explain this?
Link Posted: 10/31/2012 1:38:42 PM EDT
So how often would you recommend re-lubing these points?
Link Posted: 11/4/2012 2:23:09 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jukeboxx13:
So how often would you recommend re-lubing these points?

I can only speak for myself but I usually clean after every range trip. I alway lube after cleaning.
On the rare occasion I don't clean I still lube before I shoot again but that's common practice on all my firearms.

Link Posted: 11/6/2012 12:35:45 AM EDT
Very useful, I include this link in my "Congrats, now read this" email I send to my buddies when they buy their first AR15 and are full of questions. Thanks!
Link Posted: 12/1/2012 11:44:44 PM EDT
Great post.
Link Posted: 12/6/2012 10:16:25 PM EDT
Still waiting for my first AR in nearly 20 years to get here but found this thread and am most grateful for the info.
Link Posted: 12/11/2012 11:23:47 PM EDT
Thanks so much for this...very helpful!
Link Posted: 12/23/2012 4:37:27 PM EDT
very helpful
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 4:30:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By crissguinn:
I agree, this is very useful. I do have a question though. Why do the operator manuals from the USMC and Army say "generously lube inside parts of lower receiver and extension assembly"? I don't like that idea but i have a coworker that's hell bent on "hosing it down". To me, a lot of lube would cause a ton of gunk build up and cause problems. Can anyone explain this?

over at LF, many of the BTDT crowd advocate spraying down bolt, carrier, lower until its wet. the lube of choice over there is Slip2000
Link Posted: 12/31/2012 2:14:06 PM EDT
thanks
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