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supermario
01-31-2009, 10:16 PM
I have two LMT's and 1 noveske that will be shooting for the first time next week. Do you guys suggest i use ok ammo so that way if it jams i cant blame Wolf? Besides cleaning and lubing the rifles, anything else i should do during the break in period of a new rifle? Thanks guys. I just dont want to have malfuntions on these expensive rifles.. They better funtion ok or else i will be selling them for Ak's:D

technique
01-31-2009, 10:20 PM
Stop cleaning...more shooting. I almost never clean my ARs...you shouldn't have problems. You wont need to clean for a few thousand rounds.

Deadred7o7
01-31-2009, 10:24 PM
Give it a big hug :gunsmilie:

Capt. Speirs
01-31-2009, 10:26 PM
Dry wipe the barrels, and give all a big wet kiss just before you shoot 'em.

Omega13device
01-31-2009, 10:33 PM
http://www.ar15.com/content/swat/keepitrunning.pdf

AndrewMendez
01-31-2009, 10:44 PM
You have to find a hot girl, have her hold it, take a picture... and put it on the picture forum! Then it should work just fine!

Stockton
01-31-2009, 10:49 PM
drop it in the dirt...shoot it...drop it in water...shoot it....piss in it...shoot it...throw sand in the chamber...shoot it. If that all works then put it away till the next time. and if you really need it one day after never cleaning it and it don't work then dont blame anyone here. It cost money...uncle sam didn't give it to you...and you want to have a reliable weapon when you need it. So YES, clean it. Plan another trip and do it all over again.

Tweak338
01-31-2009, 11:03 PM
drop it in the dirt...shoot it...drop it in water...shoot it....piss in it...shoot it...throw sand in the chamber...shoot it. .

Hes talking about an AR, not an AK :p

Mark One
01-31-2009, 11:19 PM
Stop cleaning...more shooting. I almost never clean my ARs...you shouldn't have problems. You wont need to clean for a few thousand rounds.

I've been told by a few people to thoroughly clean a new AR-15 after every range trip for the first few hundred rounds. I guess its because all of the parts are breaking in and the cleaner they are while doing it the better it is.

I don't know if its true or not but it makes sense to me and that is what I am doing.

freonr22
01-31-2009, 11:23 PM
i dunno, for a brand new gun? shoot 5 rounds, bore patch w/ semichrome 4 x , shoot 5-10 round do it again, repeat 3 x over all. anyone disagree??

The Bacon Eater
01-31-2009, 11:23 PM
All i did was run a clean patch through the barrel just to make sure there were no debris, lube the bcg and keep it well lubed (wet) for a couple range trips. Have fun and enjoy them

Jpach
01-31-2009, 11:26 PM
Making sweet love to your rifle is necessary if percetion is what you seek

technique
01-31-2009, 11:34 PM
i dunno, for a brand new gun? shoot 5 rounds, bore patch w/ semichrome 4 x , shoot 5-10 round do it again, repeat 3 x over all. anyone disagree??

I would have to say I disagree. But whatever floats you boat.:)

Mark One
01-31-2009, 11:36 PM
Barrel break in for a chrome line barrel is a myth. I've read so many articles on it and I now believe that it is a waste of time for a chrome lined barrel. Now for non-chrome lined barrels it might be a different story.

AndrewMendez
02-01-2009, 12:16 AM
i dunno, for a brand new gun? shoot 5 rounds, bore patch w/ semichrome 4 x , shoot 5-10 round do it again, repeat 3 x over all. anyone disagree??

Every 5 rounds???

Are you shooting wolf ammo??

The gun is designed to shoot... your car runs when you need to change your oil. I dont think it needs to be cleaned more often then after a nice day at the range! new or not!!

jgraham15
02-01-2009, 1:00 AM
I always clean my AR's after a range trip except for my POF. I put 3,000 rounds through it before I cleaned it just to see if it would malfunction.

freonr22
02-01-2009, 1:03 AM
i just meant like the VERY first 20-30 rounds on a VIRGIN barrel, but its old school

USN CHIEF
02-01-2009, 1:04 AM
Only time I clean my Ar after the range is when I shoot Wolf ammo. Other than that, I will clean it after 1k rounds or so. No need to clean it each time unless you shoot wolf ammo.

jgraham15
02-01-2009, 1:07 AM
Only time I clean my Ar after the range is when I shoot Wolf ammo. Other than that, I will clean it after 1k rounds or so. No need to clean it each time unless you shoot wolf ammo.


I guess i'm just anal and need to make sure I am ready for SHTF! :D Or for when the Taliban start blowing up my neighbors houses!

USN CHIEF
02-01-2009, 1:08 AM
I guess i'm just anal and need to make sure I am ready for SHTF! :D

Nothing wrong with cleaning it each time, I used to do it like that but I have become more lazy. LOL.

sorensen440
02-01-2009, 1:18 AM
The only thing that comes to mind is buy more ammo because whatever you have its not enough ;)

AndrewMendez
02-01-2009, 1:19 AM
I guess i'm just anal and need to make sure I am ready for SHTF! :D Or for when the Taliban start blowing up my neighbors houses!

The day the Taliban starts blowing up your neighbors house, is the same day you post your address and wait for us to start showing up!

jgraham15
02-01-2009, 1:23 AM
The day the Taliban starts blowing up your neighbors house, is the same day you post your address and wait for us to start showing up!


That will be a very bad day for the Taliban!!!!!!

Omega13device
02-01-2009, 6:19 AM
I always clean my AR's after a range trip
Waste of time, plus you risk damaging the crown every time you clean.

Somekindagenius
02-01-2009, 8:33 AM
I just spray some lube on my bcg and its good to go.

supermario
02-01-2009, 10:53 AM
ok cool, thanks guys! I'm going to clean it and keep it well lubed.

Norcalkid
02-01-2009, 12:17 PM
I did the 5 rnd. and clean thing. Probably don’t have to but I figure why not. I am planning to have it forever so if it might help then I am willing to put in a little time. I would also use good ammo for the first couple hundred rounds.

bobbyblank
02-01-2009, 12:26 PM
You have to find a hot girl, have her hold it, take a picture... and put it on the picture forum! Then it should work just fine!

+1000!

nicoroshi
02-01-2009, 1:52 PM
I have read about new barrel break in as mentioned by Freonr22 but have also read it's a bunch of hype, and not needed. I am interested to hear your thoughts on this as I myself am new to AR's, and mine will be complete, and ready to fire in about a week.

civilsnake
02-01-2009, 2:09 PM
Did you remember to sacrifice a lamb? Don't anger the Gods...

1BigPea
02-01-2009, 5:27 PM
shoot it then clean it.

OnSightFirearms
02-01-2009, 5:34 PM
http://www.ar15.com/content/swat/keepitrunning.pdf

LMAO...love the VAGISIL bottle....:thumbsup:

shark92651
02-01-2009, 5:46 PM
I have two LMT's and 1 noveske that will be shooting for the first time next week. Do you guys suggest i use ok ammo so that way if it jams i cant blame Wolf? Besides cleaning and lubing the rifles, anything else i should do during the break in period of a new rifle? Thanks guys. I just dont want to have malfuntions on these expensive rifles.. They better funtion ok or else i will be selling them for Ak's:D

I wouldn't hurt to shoot reliable brass ammo the first time. Make sure it is functioning fine with that before you try anything else.

jgraham15
02-01-2009, 6:27 PM
http://www.ar15.com/content/swat/keepitrunning.pdf


Damn, This is a very enlightening article that every AR owner should read (in my opinion anyways). I definitely learned a few things!!! :thumbsup:

Chunky_lover
02-01-2009, 6:50 PM
how about the break in with 100 rounds of brand new store bought ammo, that way if there are any ftf, jams etc you can figure out whats causing it easier then dealing with wolf byproducts. BUT SHOOT IT!!!:thumbsup: