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Posted: 12/31/2005 6:10:12 AM EDT
just go out and shoot it as-is in order to break it in?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:15:12 AM EDT
Clean, lube, then follow a break in process, depending on whether your bore is chromelined. If it is, just shoot away!
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:15:46 AM EDT
Always... ALWAYS a good idea to clean AND lube BEFORE firing a new weapon.

Better safe than sorry.

Congrats on your new toy, have fun!

-Covert

P.S. I just picked up my brand new Bushmaster about 20 minutes ago :-D
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 6:18:47 AM EDT
Yes you should give it a good cleaning before using it for the first time. Pay special attention to the barrel, bolt and bolt carrier, they should be clean with no excessive oil or grease. Give the bolt a shot or two of CLP and go have fun. What did you get?
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:05:17 AM EDT
Gotta chime in here (since I'm anal about the subject)

EVERYTIME I Buy a firearm - NEW or USED - the First thing I do is
Field strip and INSPECT!


You didnt say what MFG your AR is - and you know what? IT DOESNT MATTER .
Every Factory lets out defective - non functional products sometimes , and
substandard examples which still function are not as rare as one would think.

Look at all the internal parts of your AR while stripped, (good idea to refer to the manual) check for-
burrs/rough edges
lack of finish
pits /cracks or voids
Make sure you HAVE all the parts
Reassemble and check the function of all controls (unloaded weapon of course)

Pay special attention to the chamber and bore (run a dry patch thru )

NOW you can clean and lube.

When you take it out for the test fire - use good quality ammo - load 1 round at a time
and make sure the rifle functions correctly.

If ALL is good - Load up and Blast away.

Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:14:45 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AKsRule:
Gotta chime in here (since I'm anal about the subject)

EVERYTIME I Buy a firearm - NEW or USED - the First thing I do is
Field strip and INSPECT!


You didnt say what MFG your AR is - and you know what? IT DOESNT MATTER .
Every Factory lets out defective - non functional products sometimes , and
substandard examples which still function are not as rare as one would think.

Look at all the internal parts of your AR while stripped, (good idea to refer to the manual) check for-
burrs/rough edges
lack of finish
pits /cracks or voids
Make sure you HAVE all the parts
Reassemble and check the function of all controls (unloaded weapon of course)

Pay special attention to the chamber and bore (run a dry patch thru )

NOW you can clean and lube.

When you take it out for the test fire - use good quality ammo - load 1 round at a time
and make sure the rifle functions correctly.

If ALL is good - Load up and Blast away.




Yes you are anal and you are also 100% correct! Good post.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 7:34:03 AM EDT
There is no excuse for not doing at least a quick clean and lube before shooting. I consider inspecting the weapon part of cleaning.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 8:33:51 AM EDT
The first thing you should do is read the instruction/owners manual that came with it.
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 9:16:11 AM EDT
+ 1 on reading the book
Link Posted: 12/31/2005 11:24:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:
There is no excuse for not doing at least a quick clean and lube before shooting. I consider inspecting the weapon part of cleaning.



plus 1

Take the time to clean
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