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EL_NinO619
09-24-2010, 11:46 AM
How often do you clean your AR's gas tube. Also what are some of you Maintenance routines and cleaning tricks.;)

DavidRSA
09-24-2010, 11:49 AM
I haven't done this yet but it looks good for a real deep clean...scroll down a bit to the photos of the parts cleaning tray... I bought one for after my next AR range visit..

http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=35490

ocabj
09-24-2010, 12:34 PM
Never

HighLander51
09-24-2010, 1:13 PM
Every time I pull the trigger.....

Colt-45
09-24-2010, 1:17 PM
Every 500 rounds.

EL_NinO619
09-24-2010, 1:30 PM
I haven't done this yet but it looks good for a real deep clean...scroll down a bit to the photos of the parts cleaning tray... I bought one for after my next AR range visit..

http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=35490

Great link.
About every 500 rounds i like to use JB on the barrel to really clean it and remove carbon. It has worked great for me on my precision rifle, so why not the AR.:43:

killshot44
09-24-2010, 1:35 PM
Never clean the gas tube, it's self-cleaning (60,000psi will do that ;) ).

Clean the barrel when accuracy starts to diminish.

Try "Wipe-Put Patch-Out" by Sharp Shoot R, removes EVERYTHING with fewer than ten patches. No brushes needed. Use a bore-guide.

EL_NinO619
09-24-2010, 4:56 PM
I do use a bore guide, just trying to get any secrets that some of you might have...So if you never clean your gas tube, why do they sell the cleaning tool for it?

G-forceJunkie
09-24-2010, 6:05 PM
To make money. Really, it does not need cleaning. Replace it every 50,000 rounds if you really want to be picky about it.I do use a bore guide, just trying to get any secrets that some of you might have...So if you never clean your gas tube, why do they sell the cleaning tool for it?

swerv512
09-24-2010, 6:16 PM
^^^
+1...
no need to clean gas tube. they're cheap enough to replace if you absolutely must have a new one.

CHS
09-24-2010, 9:11 PM
Every time I pull the trigger.....

^^^ This.

The gas tube truly is self-cleaning.

If you stick anything down it, even solvents, you're cleaning it wrong.

CHS
09-24-2010, 9:13 PM
So if you never clean your gas tube, why do they sell the cleaning tool for it?

Every industry sells all kinds of crap that you don't need and in some cases can even damage the very products they are sold for use on. The gun industry is no different.