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Posted: 12/28/2012 11:49:48 AM EDT
Okay first post here, I just bought my first AR15 its a Bushmaster .223 16 inch barrel. Any ways it seems a little dry inside and was wondering what oil and cleaners you guys recommend?
Also I was told that AR likes to run wet is this true?

Josh


http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae307/joshamarion/imagejpeg_2_281_zps45cabfa5.jpg
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:51:01 AM EDT
Wet? Also show us your wife.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:51:31 AM EDT
How much did you pay?
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:51:47 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BlueJames:
Wet? Also show us your wife.


Light that fire early.

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:52:27 AM EDT
don't go boating with it, lots of people are losing their guns like that these days, very sad
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:53:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:54:01 AM EDT
There is a maintenance and cleaning forum.

Run it wet and get in a dusty or sandy environment.......
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:54:01 AM EDT
Check out the AR-15 Cleaning and Maint. section.

I use high temp wheel bearing grease. Haters gon' hate.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:54:45 AM EDT
Good quality gun oil. Personally I like Lucas. Yes. Run it wet. Be careful with it, become familiar with it, you're no expert yet.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:55:34 AM EDT
when did you buy it and what did you pay for it?


GR
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:55:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2012 11:56:21 AM EDT by mcnizzle]
For lube I like to pee on my ARs. It shows dominance.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:55:58 AM EDT
Breakfree is fine, but wet isn't necessary just a light coat and you'll be fine.

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Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:58:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sixnine:
Breakfree is fine, but wet isn't necessary just a light coat and you'll be fine.

Posted Via AR15.Com Mobile


This

I swear by CLP....just a little goes a long way. Certainly not 'wet'.....at least until the boat sinks.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:58:45 AM EDT
When I get a little dry inside I...oh wait nevermind
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:59:22 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BlueJames:
Wet? Also show us your wife.


Link Posted: 12/28/2012 11:59:47 AM EDT
Toss it into the dishwasher with some Cascade and Jet Dry, it'll be fine.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:00:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KA3B:
Toss it into the dishwasher with some Cascade and Jet Dry, it'll be fine.


then down the driveway for that authentic battle worn look
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:01:09 PM EDT
CLP. I'm sure there's better but I go fucking crosseyed every time I start reading the arguments for other high speed ninja oils.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:02:14 PM EDT
I use full synthetic 10W-30 motor oil. I leave the entire bolt carrier wet. It works for me.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:03:10 PM EDT
Poor guy walked in to GD and got blindsided. Lol

CLP, Rem oil, M-pro 7, all good options for lubrication. I use rem oil and/or clp to clean and lubricate. Depends on what's nearest. I'd stay in the Tech forums if you want actual answers.

Pie


Wife / GF pics not loading....
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:06:19 PM EDT
how could you even think about buying a Bushwacker after what happened to those poor children
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:09:34 PM EDT
Slip 2000 make the best products on the market for gun maintenance. They even passed the Aberdeen tests. I ran 3,000 round through my AR in 3 days without a single malfunction. My AR was lubbed heavy with Slip 2000 and while it was extremely dirty after 3,000 round it was still very wet with lube. The stuff never drys or burns off. I posted pictures a long time ago in the maintenance forum and it sold tons of people on Slip 2000.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:12:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
Slip 2000 make the best products on the market for gun maintenance. They even passed the Aberdeen tests. I ran 3,000 round through my AR in 3 days without a single malfunction. My AR was lubbed heavy with Slip 2000 and while it was extremely dirty after 3,000 round it was still very wet with lube. The stuff never drys or burns off. I posted pictures a long time ago in the maintenance forum and it sold tons of people on Slip 2000.


I remember and it sold me.

I just wish they made a grease as my 1911's prefer grease on the slides.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:13:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Optic_licker:
Okay first post here, I just bought my first AR15 its a Bushmaster .223 16 inch barrel. Any ways it seems a little dry inside and was wondering what oil and cleaners you guys recommend?
Also I was told that AR likes to run wet is this true?

Josh

http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae307/joshamarion/imagejpeg_2_281_zps45cabfa5.jpg

Welcome! Thanks for not posting something stupid.

Yep, they like to be run wet. Any type of gun oil should be okay. DO NOT use anything like WD40.

Lots of good cleaning videos on YouTube.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK1YFi8BdKY
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:15:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:16:06 PM EDT
a can of breakfree clp is pretty easy to come by.

The maintenance and cleaning section might turn you on to atf and synthetic motor oil,

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:16:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2012 12:17:05 PM EDT by gearjammer351]
Originally Posted By Kennyo1:
I use full synthetic 10W-30 motor oil. I leave the entire bolt carrier wet. It works for me.


I use a straight 30W Mobil1. It works very well.



Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Welcome to the site. Ignore the idiots.



Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:17:00 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CTRob65:
Originally Posted By SkagSig40:
Slip 2000 make the best products on the market for gun maintenance. They even passed the Aberdeen tests. I ran 3,000 round through my AR in 3 days without a single malfunction. My AR was lubbed heavy with Slip 2000 and while it was extremely dirty after 3,000 round it was still very wet with lube. The stuff never drys or burns off. I posted pictures a long time ago in the maintenance forum and it sold tons of people on Slip 2000.


I remember and it sold me.

I just wish they made a grease as my 1911's prefer grease on the slides.


They use to. Did they stop? I need to go check out their site again.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:18:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Optic_licker:
Okay first post here, I just bought my first AR15 its a Bushmaster .223 16 inch barrel. Any ways it seems a little dry inside and was wondering what oil and cleaners you guys recommend?
Also I was told that AR likes to run wet is this true?

Josh


http://i982.photobucket.com/albums/ae307/joshamarion/imagejpeg_2_281_zps45cabfa5.jpg

Josh, sorry you took a wrong turn into General Discussion.

May I suggest you goto the Maintenance Section for the AR15 platform. http://www.ar15.com/forums/f_3/7_Maintenance_andamp__Cleaning.html

Disregard us knuckle draggers.

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:18:08 PM EDT
Originally Posted By CTRob65:
I just wish they made a grease as my 1911's prefer grease on the slides.


They do. EWG,

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:18:54 PM EDT
Get some coated Dewey Rods, brass jags, brass core bronze brushes and learn how to use them before cleaning the gun. Also get some Wipe Out foaming bor cleaning for copper removal. Stuff is awesome and 100% safe for guns.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:19:08 PM EDT
10W-30
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:20:59 PM EDT
Slip 2000. i blows away CLP
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:21:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2012 12:21:59 PM EDT by KA3B]
Originally Posted By DK-Prof:
Welcome to the site. Ignore the idiots.


He's already asked the same question in the AR15 tech forum.
This is GD, where the us idiots play.

Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:22:51 PM EDT
Look what you folks have done, you ran op off.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:24:07 PM EDT
I remember when I was a newb and you jokers got me to use Anal-Eaze in my AR-15.
Link Posted: 12/28/2012 12:26:05 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2012 12:26:05 PM EDT by DK-Prof]
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