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Posted: 1/7/2012 4:17:57 PM EST
As the title states,,I'm new to the AR platform, and I'm hooked. I built a Palmetto 16" upper and lower, MOE hardware. Iron sights for now.

How wet do you keep your bolt when firing? Is it a good idea to keep the bolt oiled and lubricated with a good gun oil?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:21:58 PM EST
I just squirt a little SLIP 2000 EWL on the Bolt and carrier, rub it around and I'm ready to go.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:26:16 PM EST
Wet her down!
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:26:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 4:28:19 PM EST by GADeerHunter]
I keep mine drippin' wet. (With SLIP 2000)

I concentrate on these places:

- Bolt lugs and extractor
- Gas key
- Bottom of carrier
- Cam pin

Otherwise a film of lube everywhere else.

If I am running Wolf or other steel cased, then I really hose it down.

Remember: Its better to have to much lube on a BCG than to little.

An advice on lube: Don't get some cheap oil like Rem Oil, Outers, Hoppes, ect. Froglube, SLIP 2000/EWL, Weaponshield, are all fantastic lubes. Break Free CLP is decent.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:42:17 PM EST
I buy the break free in the spray bottle, use the sprayer to mist the entire bolt, cant go wrong...
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:46:04 PM EST
I have also had good luck with terra lube, and Mobil 1 5w30.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 4:55:48 PM EST
Motorcraft 5-20 Syn/Reg mix.. I keep in a small oil bottle in the range bag. (leftover from oil change).

I also use Hoppes 9 oil also. (it was free in my Hoppes cleaning kit)

I have some TW25B Mil-Tec I have somewhere floating around.

bolt, gas rings, a drip on the pin and extractor, and the internal rail that the BCG rides on.. (aka the normal spots).
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:03:05 PM EST
Friction is bad! Lube that thing up! You wont hurt it. Full synthetic motor oil is the cheapest way to lube your AR and it works just as good as any gun lube.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:11:05 PM EST
I had a buddy who used to worked on industrial shredders, one day he showed me all these 1 gallon jugs of oil for a giant shredder they no longer use. He gave me a jug of it, one day I got to thinking and I did a 50/50 of the shredder oil and CLP...it has by far been the greatest thing I have ever used to lube a rifle with.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:21:47 PM EST
I over do it. I use Slip 2000 if I plan to do some heavy shooting. CLP if not.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:47:45 PM EST
I don't really bother trying to keep the bolt oiled, just what's left on it after a wipe down. Then again, I have a gas piston, so mine actually, you know, works. ;)

(I'm just teasin' ya haters.)
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:50:42 PM EST
Originally Posted By sgwlower:
I have also had good luck with terra lube, and Mobil 1 5w30.


i use mobil 5w30 in my car.

Link Posted: 1/7/2012 5:53:20 PM EST
Mobil 1 5w 30 for me as well. If its good enough for my $25,000 Silverado its good enough for my AR's.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 6:20:38 PM EST
Gotta be able to "flick it" easily.
Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:31:53 PM EST
I keep my bolt almost dripping very wet, if I don't have oil spatters on my shooting glasses, I didn't oil it enough.

Back in the '80s and '90s I was using Break Free lubricant but there are better lube now, most of the time I use SLiP 2000 EWL (Extreme Weapons Lubricant).

If I wanted lube with less evaporation for longer lasting lubrication, I use Machine Gunners Lube.


http://www.laruetactical.com/lubricant-grease-oil


Link Posted: 1/7/2012 8:32:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/7/2012 8:32:49 PM EST by Alpha-Romeo3]
Sorry, double tap.
Link Posted: 1/8/2012 4:37:52 AM EST
I tend to go a little dry. I need to change my ways really
Link Posted: 1/8/2012 5:09:56 AM EST
I run a piston AR so light Rem oil in the winter and in summer I go tetra grease sparingly on the pads of the bolt.
Link Posted: 1/8/2012 5:29:26 AM EST
For all you guys using motor oil, will any synthetic motor oil work ok? I use Mobil 1 10W40 Racing 4T in my bike. Would that work fine in an AR?
Link Posted: 1/8/2012 5:38:08 AM EST
I just recently aquired an AR. I use Lubriplate No. 105 on my Garand and was wondering if this is fine to use on the AR?

Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/8/2012 5:45:12 AM EST
Most believe grease has no place on an AR. Grease sticks debris, and the AR has tighter tolerances than garand styled weapons.

That said I have used tetra white grease in the past with no issues .
Link Posted: 1/8/2012 6:29:01 AM EST
Originally Posted By RGIFFOUR:
Motorcraft 5-20 Syn/Reg mix.. I keep in a small oil bottle in the range bag. (leftover from oil change).

I also use Hoppes 9 oil also. (it was free in my Hoppes cleaning kit)

I have some TW25B Mil-Tec I have somewhere floating around.

bolt, gas rings, a drip on the pin and extractor, and the internal rail that the BCG rides on.. (aka the normal spots).


I don't use engine oil on my guns, but I can tell you one thing about Motorcraft Syn Blend; it is the slickest engine oil I have ever touched, and it is also extremely hard to remove from a driveway. I'm not talking about the new unused oil, I'm talking about the old dirty oil! New oil is even slicker.
It should be a tremendous gun oil if you're inclined to use engine oil on guns.

Link Posted: 1/8/2012 6:43:01 AM EST
I use KG's oil with good results. Not particularly cheap, but it works well, doesn't attract dirt and grime like a magnet, and I don't have to keep the bolt/carrier looking wet.
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