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RMTactical
01-03-2010, 01:47
Just curious.

jobob
01-03-2010, 01:50
Somewhere around, or just over, 1k through a POF.

kimberguy2004
01-03-2010, 10:37
5,395,560,860,338,592,497,341,000

NeverMore1701
01-03-2010, 10:39
1k of Wolf through one of my builds, was a RRA upper on a Bushy lower with an upgraded BCG. No additional lube, 1 stoppage somewhere around 950.

Remington700VS
01-03-2010, 10:43
Around 650.

phxfa
01-03-2010, 11:13
1200 thru my LMT piston last week without a problem, over 3k in my Bushmaster about three years ago, as I pulled the bolt out of the carrier , the gas rings were in about 12 pieces :shocked:

X-Spec
01-03-2010, 11:18
25 plus or minus 2

Glockdude1
01-03-2010, 11:19
800 rd's of evil Wolf thru my Bushy. Ate up every round.

:cool:

why
01-03-2010, 11:35
Whatever I shot that day.

MedicOni
01-03-2010, 12:57
Lots and lots through my Marlin 60

Hef
01-03-2010, 13:06
4,000 rounds of 9mm.

NeverMore1701
01-03-2010, 13:23
If we're not talking ARs, 20k+ pretty easily in my 10/22.

HAIL CAESAR
01-03-2010, 13:32
Between 2000 to 2,500.

marvin
01-03-2010, 14:38
me and a friend made a bet with a fellow about how long you could go without cleaning. i went an entire 3 gun season and half of the next with nothing but lube. shoot between 3500 to 4000 rounds with nothing but wolfe ammo. the gun was still feeding and ejcting but the bullets started tumbling. gave up and cleaned the gun, but never could get the barrel to shoot straight agian.

GLOCKMASTER
01-03-2010, 14:46
Well over 4000. I have also shot an AR with well over 20,000 documented rounds without cleaning.

larry_minn
01-03-2010, 15:07
Just over 800 in two days DPMS AR. 300 pistol. (I did let the two colt guys borrow it for a while so they could concentrate on training not clearning malfunctions)

keninnavarre
01-03-2010, 15:55
998 of Wolf and 300 of xm193 in two days, lube only, 1 fail to feed with wolf, at around halfway mark, and 1 at end of case. S&W MP 15 and P-mags. I say FTF, but was actually 2 failures to go completely into battery, I ejected both rounds, and kept on chugging along.
Im assuming OP means with AR 15. Many, many more thru my .22s, Ive got a Marlin I inherited from my step dad, he never cleaned it, I used to shoot a brick a week, for years, and Ive never cleaned it, sprayed it down with brake cleaner and motor oil.

Novocaine
01-03-2010, 16:42
Just under 1K, but over a year. Various ammo (Fiocchi, Rem, Wolf, Prvi, PMC, PMP, IMI, older steel cased S&B), various mags. Bushmaster 11.5"

tebklr
01-03-2010, 18:41
Just over 800 in two days DPMS AR. 300 pistol. (I did let the two colt guys borrow it for a while so they could concentrate on training not clearning malfunctions)

That's hilarious!!!!

Narc1911
01-03-2010, 19:30
Somewhere between 1000-2000

Mnukedude
01-03-2010, 20:19
around 1100 here. The AR was still running okay at that point, albeit the action cycling just enough too slow for me to hear it. I cleaned it anyway since I figured I'd made my point by that time.

lawman800
01-04-2010, 01:37
Put about 300+ through my AR before I cleaned it... 240 last fall, and a few more in 2000... so I didn't clean it for 9 years on 60 rounds and it worked fine for the 240 that came almost a decade later.

Mnukedude
01-04-2010, 08:46
Put about 300+ through my AR before I cleaned it... 240 last fall, and a few more in 2000... so I didn't clean it for 9 years on 60 rounds and it worked fine for the 240 that came almost a decade later.

Ten years without a cleaning and no malfunctions? Interesting. Glad it worked out for you.

Still, I have to wonder, for those who want to evaluate the AR system's merits in a combat environ, how well this compares to the situation of a soldier or a cop carrying this on duty. After all, for most of the time interval you describe, the gun was in a safe somewhere.

My 1100+ round test was run over the space of a few months, on a local range and in an actual rifle class. At no time during the test did I either clean the rifle or lubricate it in any way. The one thing I didn't do with it that IMHO would have improved the test would have been to crawl through a few mud puddles with it.

Novocaine
01-04-2010, 14:42
Ten years without a cleaning and no malfunctions? Interesting. Glad it worked out for you.

Still, I have to wonder, for those who want to evaluate the AR system's merits in a combat environ, how well this compares to the situation of a soldier or a cop carrying this on duty.

It doesn't. A soldier or a cop will not play this game. There's no excuse for them not to keep a weapon clean. Keeping a weapon not properly maintained is an academic exercise. Legend has it Bill Wilson was once asked how many thousand round his guns will handle without basic maintenance. His reply was "Why the f... would I know?" To me that pretty much sums it up. In the real world that is.

lawman800
01-04-2010, 20:08
Ten years without a cleaning and no malfunctions? Interesting. Glad it worked out for you.

Still, I have to wonder, for those who want to evaluate the AR system's merits in a combat environ, how well this compares to the situation of a soldier or a cop carrying this on duty. After all, for most of the time interval you describe, the gun was in a safe somewhere.

My 1100+ round test was run over the space of a few months, on a local range and in an actual rifle class. At no time during the test did I either clean the rifle or lubricate it in any way. The one thing I didn't do with it that IMHO would have improved the test would have been to crawl through a few mud puddles with it.

Wasn't intentional... took it shooting, it malfunctioned due to a bad gas tube, took it to the shop to get it replaced, placed back in closet and forgot about cleaning it until 10 years later.

snair
01-04-2010, 20:19
maybe 1500 through my STI

Mnukedude
01-05-2010, 09:38
It doesn't. A soldier or a cop will not play this game. There's no excuse for them not to keep a weapon clean. Keeping a weapon not properly maintained is an academic exercise. Legend has it Bill Wilson was once asked how many thousand round his guns will handle without basic maintenance. His reply was "Why the f... would I know?" To me that pretty much sums it up. In the real world that is.

I suppose I should point out I only did this with the rifle to see what would happen (had a spare rifle at hand in class in case the test worked out badly), if it would still keep running. Ordinarily, I would never carry a weapon in that state on duty. I would clean it long before it got that dirty.

Novocaine
01-05-2010, 15:58
I suppose I should point out I only did this with the rifle to see what would happen (had a spare rifle at hand in class in case the test worked out badly), if it would still keep running. Ordinarily, I would never carry a weapon in that state on duty. I would clean it long before it got that dirty.

Sure. I was curious too. My point was that as far as SHTF weapons go an ability to function while poorly maintained is a moot one. In a military service, even if you're inclined to get yourself killed that way, my guess is you will not be allowed- I imagine gear get inspected. Not so sure about LE side of things, I've heard stories from gun dealers about cops selling their ex-duty weapons in a state of utter neglect. One San Francisco cop sold his .38, still loaded, with green crap formed on shells. They had to use cleaning rod to punch the rounds out.

Regardless. The ability of a gear to perform irrelevant tasks (like the ability of a firearm to open beer bottles or function while not maintained) is not much of an indicator of anything.

RWBlue
01-05-2010, 17:46
I stopped cleaning one of my ARs a while back. I have no idea how many rounds I have put down range. I never have a problem when the rifle is wet.

Mnukedude
01-05-2010, 20:44
Sure. I was curious too. My point was that as far as SHTF weapons go an ability to function while poorly maintained is a moot one. In a military service, even if you're inclined to get yourself killed that way, my guess is you will not be allowed- I imagine gear get inspected. Not so sure about LE side of things, I've heard stories from gun dealers about cops selling their ex-duty weapons in a state of utter neglect. One San Francisco cop sold his .38, still loaded, with green crap formed on shells. They had to use cleaning rod to punch the rounds out.

Regardless. The ability of a gear to perform irrelevant tasks (like the ability of a firearm to open beer bottles or function while not maintained) is not much of an indicator of anything.

When I was deployed in Bosnia in 1996, the cleanliness of our weapons was periodically inspected, but IIRC due to the optempo the time was not taken to inspect or clean them frequently enough in my opinion.

Where I work now, we clean the weapons every time we shoot them, and the rifles on shift are swapped out several times a year for cleaning and maintainence, and any weapon displaying a problem of any kind is pulled from service immediately.

Alaskapopo
01-05-2010, 21:03
Just curious.

1500 rounds.
Pat

AR's4u
01-06-2010, 04:53
Went 2 years with my NM service rifle, although it did see limited use. Probably 1.5k rounds. BTW, it will still shoot X's at 600yds.