Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
BCM
Member Login

Site Notices
Tacked AR15 LUBE POINTS (Page 3 of 3)
Page / 3
Next Page Arrow Left
Link Posted: 1/2/2015 10:33:57 PM EST
Thanks for the lubrication cards, I had them printed at Costco and then laminated at Staples, $10.00 well spent.
Link Posted: 1/3/2015 5:55:23 PM EST
I plan on using an Anderson RF85 upper and forego all that lube!
Link Posted: 1/27/2015 3:48:25 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By fletchaka:
Thanks for the lubrication cards, I had them printed at Costco and then laminated at Staples, $10.00 well spent.
View Quote

Damn... that's dedication.

Regardless - thanks for the info. I don't know how I missed this.
Link Posted: 2/17/2015 6:48:48 AM EST
Mobile 1 0W 30 weight motor oil works great
Link Posted: 3/29/2015 12:09:22 AM EST
New to this forum, just been browsing thus far and trying to soak up all the information I can since this AR is the first of its kind for me and this is the best chart I've come across for any gun I've owned. Big thumbs up Sir.
Link Posted: 7/10/2015 8:19:20 PM EST
So buffer spring but not the buffer or the tube.  Hmmm.   I wonder why.  FWIW, Sig manual says all three.
Link Posted: 8/12/2015 6:20:03 PM EST
These charts are great, but I heard that you can put too much lube on these, that it will cause it to attract residue. Do you think that lubing these areas will cause residue to stick more on  these parts any more than they do already?  I have used lube on the rails and it my M4 worked great.  Thank you for time.
Link Posted: 8/21/2015 10:57:00 AM EST
New to the forum and I found this thread to be very helpful. Thanks for the write-up.
Link Posted: 11/6/2015 2:50:12 AM EST
I am new in this forum and the whole AR15, so thank you for this information!
Link Posted: 11/16/2015 4:14:45 PM EST
Just building my first AR now. Thanks to your info , it will go together properly lubed !  
Link Posted: 12/27/2015 10:46:42 PM EST
Can someone give me the name/number of the Aeroshell Grease that is recommended for certain parts on the AR?
Link Posted: 12/27/2015 11:48:37 PM EST
Aeroshell 33MS
Link Posted: 1/11/2016 4:34:33 PM EST
Nice to see me lightly oiling the buffer spring and the locking lugs is actually the correct thing to do, I've seen people say that oiling your locking lugs will cause a k boom.
Link Posted: 1/19/2016 2:43:14 PM EST
Thanks QUIB. Great diagrams!
Link Posted: 1/30/2016 11:51:24 PM EST
Great post, I learned a lot! This may be one of many reasons my life long best friend and career Army guy bumped his eye brows together when I so proudly asked him to check out my cleaning job on my AR LOL!
Link Posted: 2/11/2016 4:55:21 PM EST

Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Willz:


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.
View Quote
If nobody did stuff like this out of curiosity, people would still think the ar can not run dirty and will fail if not cleaned every few hundred rounds. People would still believe the ak vastly superior in that department (I have both, I don't believe that).

 
Now it's pretty common knowledge the ar will run when dripping with nasty shit and carbon baked to everything for thousands of rounds as long as it gets a few drops of lube every once i n a while
Link Posted: 3/7/2016 8:47:23 PM EST
Was thinking it would help if the lube with oil or lube with grease could be inserted on the lube points,  I use grease on the hammer face, not oil.  Just my way of doing it.
Link Posted: 3/21/2016 3:38:05 PM EST
Very helpful, New to the AR platform but not weapons and I find this to be a great help! As others have said, I plan to print it out and put it on the wall with my other charts. Thanks again.
Link Posted: 5/4/2016 9:37:48 PM EST
Thanks for this - just what a noob needs.
Link Posted: 5/5/2016 5:47:30 AM EST
Glad to hear you guys find these useful.
Link Posted: 5/29/2016 11:28:29 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By QUIB:
Glad to hear you guys find these useful.
View Quote

Link Posted: 9/25/2016 3:42:52 PM EST
Tagged for future- love this info!
Link Posted: 9/28/2016 3:34:09 PM EST
Just purchased my first AR15, and haven't worked on one since I was in the Army 20 years ago.  Have to say that this is one of the best things I have found for cleaning.  Thanks for putting these together, will have to get them printed on some nice stock and laminated to put into my case.
Link Posted: 10/1/2016 1:51:12 PM EST
Thank you!
Link Posted: 11/7/2016 7:13:38 PM EST
I saved the picture and printed it out.  Added it to my "wallpaper: collection.

mm
Link Posted: 11/18/2016 8:30:38 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By scratch4653:
I saved the picture and printed it out.  Added it to my "wallpaper: collection.

mm
View Quote



Good deal!  
Link Posted: 12/28/2016 12:39:17 PM EST
Excellent information.  If you do not have a membership to the AR15.com forum and have found information that has helped you, I highly suggest paying for a membership to help support this place to help keep it going.  I have personally saved way more than the cost of my membership due to the help and information I have received from this site which is why I am now a gold member.  

Thanks a TON for posting this.  I made copies of the pictures to my computer for quick and easy access to it and will be making a printout for my personal reference.  I will NOT post the pictures anywhere and no else should either (unless you get permission to do so first).  I would like to continue to get great information like this and if people do that then we won't be seeing these very useful posts.  I just wanted to say that to try and prevent people from doing something that would prevent people from posting such helpful information.           If you want to help other people out with this information, just provide them with a link to it.    

I just received my Aero Precision X15 Lower yesterday with a lpk.  This information is a huge help.  I've been researching information for about 2 months and this is the best information about lubing my AR that I have seen.  I really appreciate all of the help this forum has given me, which is why I am now a gold member.  As this forum has thousands of people that have built their own AR's, I have found it to be the BEST place to get help from knowledgeable people.  While everyone may not agree on everything, I can still get great recommendations and then decide for myself which product (or in the case method) to use.
Link Posted: 1/31/2017 1:26:43 PM EST
No such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people.  
Link Posted: 1/31/2017 1:29:34 PM EST
No such thing as a stupid question, just stupid people.  
Link Posted: 2/23/2017 11:40:51 PM EST
Would synthetic mobil oil be a good option for lubrication on all of these points, or would a grease work better on some?
Link Posted: 3/1/2017 9:40:24 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
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?
View Quote


Some people will tell you that the drowning of an AR in oil is necessary so some of the oil can be absorbed into the barrel and other porous metal surfaces.  This was in response to reports that rifles were experiencing rust issues.  The issue is that with some of today's nitride coated barrels they do not absorb the oil and as you raised the oil either slings out of the muzzle or becomes gummed up causing issues with operation.  As shown in the posters would be the proper lubrication practices.
Link Posted: 7/15/2017 10:15:44 PM EST
First time AR owner here. Great information. Thanks for posting this
Link Posted: 1/29/2018 8:41:54 PM EST
Simple and straight forward.
Thank you!
Link Posted: 4/26/2018 11:29:17 AM EST
Another newbie to the AR platform. Very helpful information, thanks.
Link Posted: 5/19/2018 7:28:57 AM EST
Good chart.  Used to use Wilson ultra lube on my 1911's when I shot IPSC. Times have changed of course. As a matter of fact, that's when you couldn't buy high-cap mags, one or two came with my P14 with a coupon that by one more, I think. High-caps mags we're as srare as someone in Macon with a job. What the best lube, or combination to minimize wear? Thanks by the way.
Link Posted: 5/19/2018 10:38:47 AM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By EMT-4607:
Good chart.  Used to use Wilson ultra lube on my 1911's when I shot IPSC. Times have changed of course. As a matter of fact, that's when you couldn't buy high-cap mags, one or two came with my P14 with a coupon that by one more, I think. High-caps mags we're as srare as someone in Macon with a job. What the best lube, or combination to minimize wear? Thanks by the way.
View Quote
Never mind, saw responses about lube, didn't think it was a "Thing" sorry, I'll tallkt to a local gunsmith about what's  best. Don't want to stir up and crap.
Link Posted: 6/24/2018 8:35:43 PM EST
Will I need to lube my new rifle when it comes from the factory?
Link Posted: 6/25/2018 11:56:39 AM EST
Best practice is to completely field strip it, detail strip the bolt, wipe everything down very well, clean the bore with cleaning patches, relubricate everything with the oil of your choice according to the guide in this post, and reassemble.

At a bare minimum, run a patch down the bore before first shots.
Link Posted: 9/25/2018 1:49:09 PM EST
Thank you for posting this!
Link Posted: 12/20/2018 7:47:15 AM EST
To get a larger laminated poster of the cleaning points you can copy the images to a thumb drive and go to Kinkos or a UPS shop that does printing and have them enlarge and laminate copies.
Link Posted: 3/12/2019 10:00:09 PM EST
Basically what I get out of this thread is to lubricate the whole damn thing. I'm pretty sure I over oil just about everything. Sure makes for some nice smoke once you get the barrel heated up after running a few mags full of ammo through it.
Link Posted: 5/18/2019 11:48:13 PM EST
Thanks for posting this tutorial.
Link Posted: 7/29/2020 8:32:48 PM EST
Link Posted: 8/12/2020 5:30:00 AM EST
tagscribi....this is a good thread to email a link for new black rifle owners.
Link Posted: 1/22/2021 1:58:30 AM EST
Thanks for the help....
Link Posted: 1/22/2021 2:02:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/22/2021 2:18:37 AM EST by TRIGGER_1]
Thanks for the Chart for reference too....
Link Posted: 1/22/2021 2:03:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/22/2021 2:16:21 AM EST by TRIGGER_1]
Thanks for the help and nice visuals too
Link Posted: 3/4/2021 11:19:30 AM EST
This is invaluable, thanks for putting it together.
Link Posted: 3/4/2021 8:52:03 PM EST
No problem, guys.
Page / 3
Next Page Arrow Left
Tacked AR15 LUBE POINTS (Page 3 of 3)
Top Top