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Posted: 10/20/2003 1:30:57 PM EDT
I swipe my disassembled bolt down with CLP Breakfree. However, I think an easier way to do it would be to just dunk the whole bolt and parts into a bin of Hoppes. Some of that powder gets caked on the metal pretty good.

So, how do you clean? And do you any of you clean the gas tube or gas block at the top of the barrel?

Link Posted: 10/20/2003 1:44:59 PM EDT
CLP on the innards, Butch's Bore Shine in the barrel.
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 2:47:16 PM EDT
i just started using brake cleaner on mine. i scrub it down with a tooth brush with clp on it then spray with brake cleaner. then when i get done i wipe it down with clp.
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 3:20:26 PM EDT
This should help, very easy to follow: http://groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/clean.msnw
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 4:13:04 PM EDT
Originally Posted By clean_cut: And do you any of you clean the gas tube or gas block at the top of the barrel?
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About once a year I run one of those really long pipe cleaners down the gas tube until it hits the front sight post. There is little or nothing in the gas tube. One bit of advice, the gas tube is designed to run completly dry. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, us break free or oil on the inside of the gas tube. If you must clean it, use brake cleaner because it drys with no residue.
Link Posted: 10/20/2003 4:15:10 PM EDT
Breakfree on the inside. Sometimes I apply a very thin coating of moly-lithium grease on the wear parts. I used Hoppes exclusively for 20 years until I bought my first AR and realized it's a great cleaner but not the best lubricant. I use a steel rod in the barrel as opposed to aluminum (I've found aluminum rods can become impregnated with debris because of it's softness). Just my .02 cents.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 12:00:55 AM EDT
Disassemble bolt/carrier group. Submerge small parts including bolt in an old Hoppe’s jar with Hoppe’s No. 9 and the carrier in a PVC tube with Hoppe’s. Scrub the chamber/bore first with a liberal dousing of Hoppe’s and a brush. From time to time I’ll also use Shooters Choice copper solvent (isn’t required every time). Once it is scrubbed out good I’ll dry with patches, and last patch will have some CLP on it. Suppressed weapons defiantly get dirtier than others and the FCG should be cleaned more often. About once a year I’ll remove the FCG and scrub good. This is the only time I really hate those Colt sear blocks. The hardest place for me to clean is defiantly in the barrel extension, in front of the lugs and behind the chamber. I wish they made a frothy Hoppe’s for this. After it’s all cleaned I’ll spray the bolt/carrier group down with some CLP and reassemble.
Link Posted: 10/21/2003 8:31:09 AM EDT
Hot shower then a good oil coat, wipe it down. [:)]
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 7:39:44 AM EDT
I use some Rusty Duck down the barrel followed by patches with CLP, and then dry patches until they come out clean. CLP and scrubbing on the B/BC followed by a wipedown with a rag and some Q-tips.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 7:57:31 AM EDT
Butch's Bore Shine for barrel: bolt and carrier get dunked separately into an ultrasonic cleaner using diluted Simple Green for an hour or so till all the carbon is gone. Works great, needs very little scrubbing. The really hard carbon in suppressors doesn't get cleaned in an ultrasonic, but AR carbon is relatively soft.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 8:03:56 AM EDT
As rarely as possible.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 12:41:59 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Tweak: As rarely as possible.
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I bet my rarely is less often than yours! [;)] On one, I went 1800 rounds till I felt bad. Not a hiccup. I [b]know[/b] that bitch will stand the fire. The next one is up to around 600ish, she wil see at least 2K before I feel any sympathy. We did the all night fire in basic, to 'learn the weak point and time before failure'. I liked the concept I adopted personally. My CCW and my AR are 2 different things. I wish I could bring myself to do that to my FAL. I cant.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 9:01:18 PM EDT
Depends, does squirting C(cleaner)LP into it count as cleaning?
Link Posted: 10/26/2003 12:25:29 PM EDT
Hoopes is outdated garbage and it burns brain cells. No reason to use it.
Originally Posted By clean_cut: I swipe my disassembled bolt down with CLP Breakfree. However, I think an easier way to do it would be to just dunk the whole bolt and parts into a bin of Hoppes. Some of that powder gets caked on the metal pretty good. So, how do you clean? And do you any of you clean the gas tube or gas block at the top of the barrel?
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Link Posted: 10/26/2003 12:34:12 PM EDT
Putting even a worn bore brush in the gas tube is stupid. Is that what the Army teaches?
Originally Posted By Va_Dinger: This should help, very easy to follow: http://groups.msn.com/TheMarylandAR15ShootersSite/clean.msnw
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Link Posted: 10/26/2003 12:40:23 PM EDT
I stick a garden hose in my upper and shoot water down my barrel, and i put my lower in my dishwasher.
Link Posted: 10/26/2003 10:12:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By tthiel: Putting even a worn bore brush in the gas tube is stupid. Is that what the Army teaches
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Sam teaches the use of a worn bore brush tp clean the inside of the bolt carrier key. Nothing goes in the gas tube. EX11B, I didn't know Glock made ARs. I'll have to pick one up. [;D]
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