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CrossedRifles
04-09-2011, 8:57 PM
I've read that most new rifles have factory lube mostly for storage and not for actual firing use. So before I hit the range for the first time, I was just wondering if there were any informative videos out there, showing a newb a step by step process to maintaining an AR.

Are there any do's and don'ts I should carefully note?

Thanks for the mass of information! :D

1forall
04-09-2011, 9:09 PM
You should always clean and lube new rifles before shooting them.

AeroEngi
04-09-2011, 9:10 PM
Not sure about any videos but make sure to clean out the chamber, barrel, locking lugs and BCG thoroughly. Then, put some good grease on the bolt carrier rails and bolt. AR bolts love to run wet!

Mr_Monkeywrench
04-09-2011, 9:33 PM
Here is a great write up that a fellow member posted up here from M4Carbine.net.
http://m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=61505

stitchnicklas
04-09-2011, 9:55 PM
clean,lube,shoot ,repeat

CrossedRifles
04-10-2011, 12:27 AM
Eh, I'm not really familiar with the parts, so I was hoping for something visual, like showing me which parts should be clean and lubed, and which parts are not.

Zzzake
04-10-2011, 12:39 AM
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNSSF#p/u/0/7kLkXJWfwLQ

this is a very basic cleaning instruction video, the only thing i would do differently is the lubing part. I like my bolt and carrier to be wet.

palakaboy
04-10-2011, 12:45 AM
Clean it when you first get it.

They fire rifles at the factory and most factories will leave the grime there to show you that this weapon (or upper) will fire/has been test fired.

besides, isn't that one of the fun parts.


don't use motor oil. don't bother jamming a pipe cleaner into the gas tube.

don't clean a loaded rifle.

MrPlink
04-10-2011, 12:52 AM
don't use motor oil.

why?

CrossedRifles
04-10-2011, 1:21 AM
Thanks for the video, it's really long and informative.

Regarding items needed to clean..

Will I generally need all the items listed?

EWL Slip 2000
EWL Carbon Killer
BoreSnake
AR15 / M16 Chamber Brush
Cleaning Patches

palakaboy
04-10-2011, 1:54 AM
why?

there's better stuff out there. I'd use it in a pinch, but if the kid has EWL why not use that?


but I'm probably fixin' to get schooled by responding.

Ak707
04-10-2011, 2:02 AM
This stuff is the ****
http://www.mil-comm.com/index.php?page=shop.browse&category_id=12&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=65

Zzzake
04-10-2011, 2:10 AM
Thanks for the video, it's really long and informative.

Regarding items needed to clean..

Will I generally need all the items listed?

EWL Slip 2000
EWL Carbon Killer
BoreSnake
AR15 / M16 Chamber Brush
Cleaning Patches

Nope, you certainly do not need all those, personal preference more than anything.
Boresnake just make it easier (personal preference, some like the swap/jag)
Chamber brush, never used one (search for article Filth 14 make by BCM, over 30 thousand round fired with minimum cleaning, chamber brush never used)
EWL slip 2000 is considered to be one of the best by many (I do recommend this)
another good product is MPro7, again personal preference