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FCOD
04-14-2011, 11:08 AM
I had a Midwest quad rail on my LMT and it's a great fit with no play, but man it's a pain to get off and on. I'm curious how often you guys clean under the rail system or free float systems. I know if it's a range gun it probably doesn't get too dirty under there, but how often is acceptable to clean it?

motorwerks
04-14-2011, 11:15 AM
I just use my compressor to blow out under mine once in a while.

tomd1584
04-14-2011, 11:17 AM
I've never cleaned under there...If there is crud/mud then just bang it against a wall or something.

Or like motorwerks said, use some compressed air.

luckystrike
04-14-2011, 11:26 AM
I rarely clean handguards/rails under normal range conditions. the only time I do is after a number of range visits, after shooting corrosive ammo or if dirt got in there just from being out in field conditions. overall nothing to sweat about.

docsmileyface
04-14-2011, 11:50 AM
something that use to drive me crazy in Iraq is one of the team leaders in my platoon would instruct his guys to take their optics and lasers off to clean the rail underneath them. Way to **** up your zero to clean a part that has no factor in the function of your weapon, hero.

Droppin Deuces
04-14-2011, 12:25 PM
something that use to drive me crazy in Iraq is one of the team leaders in my platoon would instruct his guys to take their optics and lasers off to clean the rail underneath them. Way to **** up your zero to clean a part that has no factor in the function of your weapon, hero.

Did you explain to him that he was an idiot?

Josh3239
04-14-2011, 12:26 PM
:iagree:

Why would you clean something that no one sees and it doesn't affect the rifle's function? :confused:

FCOD
04-14-2011, 12:48 PM
More concerned about rust more than anything.

Trevor
04-14-2011, 12:58 PM
Daily in the shower!

OneApart
04-14-2011, 1:02 PM
Never.

1forall
04-14-2011, 1:20 PM
^^^+1

lewisracing
04-14-2011, 1:23 PM
More concerned about rust more than anything.

Spray it down with Remington Gun Oil or Hoppes, or whatever you use and it will not rust. No need to waste time taking the handguard off...

And compressed air too like the others said.

BANG BANG
04-14-2011, 1:23 PM
another response with using just air to get crud out

motorwerks
04-14-2011, 5:02 PM
Daily in the shower!

And its MINE so I'll wash it as fast and long as I want!!! ;)

k1dude
04-14-2011, 7:11 PM
I just popped my handguards off for the first time in 25 years on my KISS AR. It looked like the day I bought it without a speck of dirt or rust on it. I wiped it down and the cloth was white glove clean.

themailman
04-14-2011, 7:14 PM
:iagree:

Why would you clean something that no one sees and it doesn't affect the rifle's function? :confused:

Duh, it's the US military,

WDE91
04-14-2011, 7:17 PM
I would think you could either use compressed air or hose it down with brake cleaner

Kerplow
04-14-2011, 7:54 PM
I just popped my handguards off for the first time in 25 years on my KISS AR. It looked like the day I bought it without a speck of dirt or rust on it. I wiped it down and the cloth was white glove clean.

Maybe you should try shooting it! :p

joefreas
04-14-2011, 8:07 PM
I clean mine twice a day. No more, no less.

MCHK
04-14-2011, 8:48 PM
Rail . . . . . Clean . . . Huh?

ro442173
04-14-2011, 8:50 PM
As much as I clean the crud off my belly button.

aznanimekid
04-14-2011, 9:45 PM
As much as I clean the crud off my belly button.

in honor of this post, i will clean my belly button today :)

k1dude
04-14-2011, 11:29 PM
Maybe you should try shooting it! :p

You're right. It was a safe queen for decades due to fear of using it (it's a RAW). Law enforcement had me so freaked that I feared even taking it to the range. I bought a Mini-14 and a SU-16 out of fear of being wrongly prosecuted for my legal AR. Then Calguns came along and started kicking legal butt. I began to use it again. Now it's my go to rifle for 3-gun. Thank you Calguns!