View Full Version : rifle break in

12-05-2011, 1:15 PM
Question, I have a new DPMS 5.56 rifle that I am going to go shoot sometime in the next few weeks and im just wondering if there is anything I need to do before I go shoot?

12-05-2011, 1:17 PM
Load it, can't shoot it without ammo.

Read this thread if you still need info http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=505763

12-05-2011, 1:25 PM
Don't forget to pull the trigger. Lol

Breaking in an AR is a myth.

I always saved my first spent casing. Besides that. Love it!

12-05-2011, 6:55 PM
Yes there is something important you should do besides load and pull trigger. Run a patch thru the chamber/barrel to remove any possible thing such as metal shaving or grease clump etc that might have gotten into it. I have found unwanted stuff in new and used firearms in the past.

It only takes a second and then you are sure.

12-05-2011, 8:08 PM
Yes, clean the BCG, lube it and do like Divehunter suggested.

12-06-2011, 3:28 AM
Clean it, lube it, shoot it. Shoot it again and again and again and again....then shoot it some more. Good luck and enjoy.

12-06-2011, 5:16 AM
If it's not almost dripping it's not lubed enough :<)....Dependeing where you are sunscreen is nice. My 1st time out was this spring and although a nice day wasn't overly hot.. wasn't till I got home I noticed that I looked like a bald as*ed lobster.

12-06-2011, 7:40 AM
2 or 3 types of ammo. More than 20 rds each.
Lube. Oil or grease.
Take a cleaning kit with you.
Bring more than 1 mag.
Spotting scope or binocular.
Ear and eye protection.
If you have irons sights you may need the front sight adjustment tool.
Google how to zero your AR/M4 etc.. at 25yds or 100yds. Lots of good info out there.
Good luck!

12-06-2011, 8:22 AM
What others mentioned above, basically clean, lube, and shoot. Be safe and have fun :13:
I lube mine like this and works pretty good . No complaints so far and it isnt dripping wet.