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Posted: 3/30/2006 4:01:47 PM EDT
I just bought a bushmaster M4 A3, and it is my first AR. I love it, and was wandering what are some basic tips for cleaning the rifle? I notice the bolt is pretty lubed up. Whats is the best way to clean and maintain an AR? Thanks.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:06:08 PM EDT
www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=7&t=203988


That thread right there should tell you everything you need to know about cleaning it.
Link Posted: 3/30/2006 4:08:46 PM EDT
Thanks
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 4:55:59 AM EDT
Should you keep the bolt oiled like it is from the factory, if so what kind of oil do you use?
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:15:58 AM EDT

Originally Posted By RaSh:
Should you keep the bolt oiled like it is from the factory, if so what kind of oil do you use?



Yes, keep it wet. It will run best that way. Use standard lube. I use CLP. Everyone has a favorite brand of whatever they feel is best.

Brian
Link Posted: 3/31/2006 5:19:58 AM EDT
Short answer is any oil is better than no oil.Most folks (myself included) are satisified with "Breakfree CLP" although some praise some of the other higher tech (and more expensive)brands.
Really any brand gun oil should do ok.
Breakfree is like laundry powder- if you buy the small carry around size you pay an arm and a leg. I have bought some small empty twist top bottles at a gun show (you have seen them 4 for 1$)and keep them filled with a 16oz bottle of breakfree that I bought from midway (seee midwayusa.com).
I have one in the tool box,one in the range bag,one on the bench where I clean guns. The 16 oz bottle cost like $14 ,if I had been buying the tiny gunstore sized bottles of beakfree I would have spent $70 for the same ammount.
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