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Posted: 9/28/2005 7:06:50 AM EDT
I have heard I would really need to keep the M1A well lubricated to keep it running well. Does a M1A require more lubrication that an AR?

The thing is I plan on hunting with this some and I don't want to go boar hunting with a heavily lubed rifle that smells of oil.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:29:12 AM EDT
The guns shipped to Iraq went dry, and remained dry for the most part, and worked just fine. I think they had the two confused, the M16 is the one we cleaned daily, I heard that wasnt a problem with the M14s.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:32:28 AM EDT
my M1A does require a little oil to run at it's best.
i can run factory Remington and Win dry but has problems with surplus.

add a little FP-10 and it will eat anything!
just a drop where the bolt tracks and it's smooth as silk.

i don't think a pig would care.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:53:36 AM EDT
I was hoping as much. I didn't think they needed tons of lube. The local gun shop guy is nuts. If I believed what he was spouting about the M1A, I would need to carry an oil can everywhere I went, kinda like the tin man from the Wizard of Oz.
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 7:55:45 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/28/2005 7:56:45 AM EDT by twonami]
I'm told M1As need grease like lubriplate or that USGI grease. I don't remember the name and ARs run on CLP
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 8:04:49 AM EDT
grease does work.
but that's an older school of thought. it's a "machine" so you grease it. and you grease the rollers. it sticks to the gun and is less likley to wash off like the "oil" of that time.


i know FP-10 or CLP is much better than WWII grease. a tiny GI "oiler" or bottle of oil in the butt stock is a good investment with any "gas gun".
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 9:05:11 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:11:11 AM EDT
m-14 gas system s not greased right?
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 10:33:24 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NimmerMehr:
m-14 gas system s not greased right?



Yup, No oil in the gas cylinder or on the piston. I do put a small dab of oil on the plug threads to help with finding the right torque......
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 12:57:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
I'm told M1As need grease like lubriplate or that USGI grease. I don't remember the name and ARs run on CLP



Yes on Lubriplate. Available at Brownells for $15 for a huge tub that will last a LONG time.

VJ
Link Posted: 9/28/2005 2:41:04 PM EDT
Militec grease works VERY well on my M1A.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 2:57:38 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 9:16:25 AM EDT
I use Grease on my LRB M14................The only oil it sees is on the barrel and a wipe down
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:06:47 PM EDT
Anyone try XF7?

MD Labs
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:21:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By f2:
Anyone try XF7?

MD Labs



Yes, I have used it in my full auto M1A and several semi-auto M1A rifles. It works as advertised. I highly recommend MD Labs XF7. This is NOT a paid endorsement.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:29:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 6:53:56 PM EDT by f2]

Originally Posted By Different:

Originally Posted By f2:
Anyone try XF7?

MD Labs



Yes, I have used it in my full auto M1A and several semi-auto M1A rifles. It works as advertised. I highly recommend MD Labs XF7. This is NOT a paid endorsement.



Eta: This one is (less the paid part).

Cool. I got two syringes from a recommendation at Tactical Forums for my AR and 1911s. I figured it would come in handy for when my M1A/M14 arrives.
Link Posted: 10/1/2005 7:23:22 AM EDT
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