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Posted: 10/26/2003 11:08:08 PM EDT
Greetings,

I've been lurking for the last several weeks as I wait for my RRA AR to arrive. In the meantime, I have been purchasing all manner of stuff for my first black rifle like mags, ammo, cleaning stuff, new case, and so on (mostly to tide myself over).

While browsing, I have come up with a couple questions for you guys, some of which have been touched on, but I'd like whatever info you can give.

In case the answers vary based on the rifle configuration, I am getting an A2 Carbine with 16" chrome-moly (not chrome lined) barrel and two-stage trigger.

1. It seems a lot of people like break free CLP. However, I have what can be described as a "shit-pile" of RemOil in little squeeze bottles that I got at a gun show for a great price. I've always used RemOil in my Berettas and long guns. Is RemOil inferior to CLP for AR's? And if so, why?

2. How should I break in the non-chrome lined barrel? I realize people have a million answers for this, but I thought I'd ask anyway. This is actually the first brand new gun I have ever purchased and I have never had to break in a barrel on any gun before.

3. What is the approximate barrel life of a standard 16" barrel in terms of number of rounds?

Thanks guys.

~AbM
Link Posted: 10/26/2003 11:50:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2003 11:54:42 PM EDT by Gunslinger808]
I'll try to answer your questions. 1. Rem oil will work, the main thing is that the weapon is lubed. CLPs to me, are really no better than a good gun oil. There are those that will argue that it penetrates better, protects better, ect, but proper maintenance and cleaning with a good oil does the same. 2.[url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=7&t=142139[/url] 3. At least 10 thousand rounds if properly cared for. Damn man, almost forgot to add: Welcome aboard!
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 12:56:41 AM EDT
Rem Oil is CLP[;)]
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 2:08:07 AM EDT
First, welcome to the site, AbsolutMauser. On the oil I guess its just a matter of preference. I prefer Breakfree CLP but the RemOil is ok. Like said in another post, keep it well lubed. On the barrel break-in; I would just go and shoot it if it were mine but here is a link for breakin procedures [url]http://groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/barrelbreakinpage1.msnw[/url] You will find "chrome moley" on the second page. The question about barrel life has been answered, too. If properly cared for you should get 10,000 or more. Congrats on your new AR. I'm sure there will be another in the future.
Link Posted: 10/27/2003 2:15:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/27/2003 2:16:53 AM EDT by Tweak]
Remington Nitro CLP is CLP. RemOil is different stuff. [url]http://www.remington.com/pdfs/msds/NitroCLP.pdf http://www.remington.com/pdfs/msds/Ro-liqd.pdf http://www.thegunzone.com/rust.html http://groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/cleaningfaq.msnw http://www.anderol.nl/documents/r_634_t.pdf[/url] [bored kode]
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