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Posted: 12/28/2012 12:06:42 PM EDT
Hey guys picked up my first AR15 It seems a bit dry inside and I was wondering what oil and cleaners do you guys recommend?
Also I was told that these guns like to run wet is that true?

Josh

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Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:10:45 PM EDT
You'll get 50 different answers to that question. But I clean with Hoppes, and lube with liquid wrench. YMMV

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:11:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2012 12:15:08 PM EDT by tbougie1]
Welcome. Start with the tacked threads at the top of the forum. Then read the tacked threads in Maintenance. This has been posted a 1000 times on the forums and you will find more info than you will be able to digest.

To answer your post...

I use Hoppes and a FBC for the bore. OMS and CLP for the bolts. FP10 and a oil I am playing with for everything else.

And like my women, I like my AR's wet...
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:13:20 PM EDT
^^

OP tell us about that there rifle.

I hope you don't lick that optic.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:14:14 PM EDT
Thanks, I am trying to get use to this site it seems a but jumbled around, but that is probably because im new and trying figure the site out...
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:15:23 PM EDT
Check out maintenance and cleaning. You will find a ass load of info there. I use 10W30 Castrol Syntec blend on my rifles and they run great! Congrats on you AR purchase.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:17:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Optic_licker:
Thanks, I am trying to get use to this site it seems a but jumbled around, but that is probably because im new and trying figure the site out...


Lots to read!!!!! IM me if you need any help...

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:18:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Alaska511:
^^

OP tell us about that there rifle.

I hope you don't lick that optic.


Bushmaster .223/556 M4 16 inch barrel 1/9 twist Quad rail To be totally honest I know handguns and Just learning about the AR.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:22:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Optic_licker:
Originally Posted By Alaska511:
^^

OP tell us about that there rifle.

I hope you don't lick that optic.


Bushmaster .223/556 M4 16 inch barrel 1/9 twist Quad rail To be totally honest I know handguns and Just learning about the AR.
Glad you found the maintenance forum. Disregard the bone heads in General Discussion.

You got yourself a nice AR. It's going to do you well.

Check out some of the youtube video's on cleaning and a slight oil is really necessary. Do not run it wet as it will attract all sorts of stuff that will gunk up your rifle.

I like to use CLP and sometimes Slipstream. Slipstream is not a mainstream lube but you can find CLP anywhere, walmart has it. It's usually listed as Breakfree CLP, stands for Cleans Lubricates and Protects.

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:27:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2012 12:27:46 PM EDT by DK-Prof]
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:57:23 PM EDT
Optic..log out and log back in...welcome and happy holidays!!!!
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 2:28:46 PM EDT
Shooter's Choice for cleaning, SLIP 2000 EWL for lube.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 1:53:10 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Originally Posted By Optic_licker:
Thanks, I am trying to get use to this site it seems a but jumbled around, but that is probably because im new and trying figure the site out...


I went ahead and locked your thread in the General Discussion forum - not because there was anything wrong with it, but because you'll get much better answers in here!



I was wondering what happened to that post... sorry for double posting.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 2:10:14 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ramikin:
You'll get 50 different answers to that question. But I clean with Hoppes, and lube with liquid wrench. YMMV



Don't use liquid wrench. A light hydrocarbon penetrating oil is horrible lube for ARs
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 2:30:10 PM EDT
Just picked up slip 2000 range time tomorrow...
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 5:01:16 PM EDT
M-Pro 7 make a line of cleaners and lubricants that have little or no smell and work very well.
Link Posted: 12/29/2012 6:24:48 PM EDT
But EWL smells soooo good.

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