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Go Navy
07-23-2008, 2:25 PM
I have my eyes on a Stag Arms AR-15, Calif. legal, and it really looks and feels sweet in the hands.

Having never owned nor fired an AR-15, how difficult or fussy are they to maintain?

One Shot, One Dropped
07-23-2008, 2:27 PM
Easy to maintain. Most of them like to stay wet (oil). They are, however, really simple to take apart and put back together so repairs and maintenance are relatively easy. And, they run for thousands of rounds without the need for anything.


I'd say...Just do it!

dilligaffrn
07-23-2008, 2:57 PM
On a scale of 1-10

1 Breathing

10 Traveling faster than the speed of light

it is a 1.5

LOL

moulton
07-23-2008, 2:58 PM
Oil bolt carrier liberally every 300 rounds, break the carrier down every 600 and clean as well as run a brush and patches down the barrel at same time.

viras
07-23-2008, 3:17 PM
I'm mechanically-challenged with fat sausage fingers.... If I can build a complete AR from a stripped lower and maintain it, you can too!

However, if you want low maintenance (read NO maintenance), get yourself a Saiga .223.

Josh3239
07-23-2008, 3:27 PM
In my opinion, the finest rifle ever made. Get it and you won't be disapointed, they aren't fussy and are super easy to maintaine.

J_Rock
07-23-2008, 3:32 PM
Oil bolt carrier liberally every 300 rounds, break the carrier down every 600 and clean as well as run a brush and patches down the barrel at same time.

No they really dont have to be cleaned that often. You can run the gun over 5000 rounds without cleaning as long as you lube every know and then. I only clean by bore to keep it accurate other than that I rarely strip the bolt down.

sorensen440
07-23-2008, 3:36 PM
No they really dont have to be cleaned that often.

Depends on the quality of the ammo your dumping down the barrel

odysseus
07-23-2008, 3:38 PM
Not really if you are just benchshooting, like mentioned here it is fairly simple and easy - and you will not have to do it often.

However if you find yourself in sandy, gritty areas and this gets into your action of some maybe too generous lube, well you can get some muck build up which can require more maintenance. This too can be managed.

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