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r3dot
03-12-2012, 21:12
AR should be coming in this week and I'll want to clean/lube it before shooting it this weekend. Going to stop by Academy -- what do I need to get? I only have Hoppe's solvent and CLP for my handguns right now. Bore snake and brass bore brush? Is Hoppe's solvent OK to use on AR's?

WoodenPlank
03-12-2012, 22:11
SLIP 2000 gun lube, a bore snake, q-tips, paper towels, and a couple old and worn out sheets to cut up. 99% of the time, that's all I use on any AR. If you have a chrome lined chamber and bore, you shouldn't need to do any serious scrubbing.

Clean every 1,500-2,500 rounds. Otherwise just keep the gas rings, cam pin, and bolt tail well lubed, and a little lube on the surface of the BCG.

If it starts to act funny on the range, ease the charging handle back an inch or two, and you'll see the gas rings through two witness holes in the body of the BCG (in the dimple on the side of the BCG). One drop of lube in each hole, directly onto the gas rings, and work the bolt back and forth a few times, and you should be good to go for a while again.

At this point, I'm honestly convinced the AR platform runs better a little dirty and well lubed.

faawrenchbndr
03-12-2012, 22:16
Bore brush
Chamber brush
Q-tips
Bore Snake
BreakFree foaming bore cleaner
One piece cleaning rod
Patches
Jag
Non clorinated brake/parts cleaner
Slip 2000 EWL

SCSU74
03-13-2012, 09:09
As wooden plank already stated you really only need a few things. I use a bore snake, chamber brush, q tips, toothbrush and hilco metal wipes


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faawrenchbndr
03-13-2012, 09:32
As wooden plank already stated you really only need a few things. I use a bore snake, chamber brush, q tips, toothbrush and hilco metal wipes


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Yep,.....but some other tings can make cleaning easier, cleaner & quicker!

FriscoCHL
03-13-2012, 10:40
Clean every 1,500-2,500 rounds. Otherwise just keep the gas rings, cam pin, and bolt tail well lubed, and a little lube on the surface of the BCG..

Is there any risk of damage to keeping a "dirty rifle" in the safe for awhile. You say 1500 or so, while I don't typically shoot but maybe 500 or so every couple months. Most of the time I will clean them cause I like to and/ or I'm bored. But is there any REAL risk of damage? Ya I know you shouldnt store a dirty weapon but just asking?

faawrenchbndr
03-13-2012, 10:52
Little to none.

pag23
03-13-2012, 14:40
Don't forget a good pair of nitrile gloves... along with the above mentioned advice.

WoodenPlank
03-13-2012, 16:34
Little to none.

Yep. I've both owned and shot some truly filthy ARs, and none seemed worse for wear so long as they were lubed.

Don't forget a good pair of nitrile gloves... along with the above mentioned advice.

Good point. I'm usually too lazy to dig a pair of them out, but they do keep you from having hands with black spots for several days.

r3dot
03-13-2012, 18:03
What solvents do you guys use? What's your method of barrel cleaning?

WoodenPlank
03-13-2012, 18:32
What solvents do you guys use? What's your method of barrel cleaning?

Chrome lined bore? Couple drops of oil on a bore snake, run it through a few times, done.

CourtCop
03-13-2012, 18:54
MPro7. It looks like water, is non-toxic, has almost no odor and cuts through carbon and oil like magic.

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Cole125
03-13-2012, 19:03
I use #9 to clean and CLP to lube my ARs. Get a .22 caliber cleaning kit, and plenty of patches. Also get a few rags to wipe off the bolt carrier and bolt.

JaPes
03-13-2012, 19:54
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f275/suba-saab/catm4-1.jpg (http://catm4.com/)

CAT M4 Tool (http://catm4.com/)

While not necessary, it does make the job easier & faster.
(http://catm4.com/)

FriscoCHL
03-13-2012, 20:51
http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f275/suba-saab/catm4-1.jpg (http://catm4.com/)

CAT M4 Tool (http://catm4.com/)

While not necessary, it does make the job easier & faster.
(http://catm4.com/)

oooohh, shinny!

whats that for??

WoodenPlank
03-13-2012, 21:04
oooohh, shinny!

whats that for??

Cleaning the bolt tail, firing pin, and inside of the BCG.

JaPes
03-14-2012, 17:58
oooohh, shinny!

whats that for??


AR-15/M16 CAT M4 Tool - YouTube

CAT-M4 & Talon - YouTube

faawrenchbndr
03-14-2012, 18:29
Neat tool to have, but not needed,.......

pag23
03-14-2012, 18:45
MPro7. It looks like water, is non-toxic, has almost no odor and cuts through carbon and oil like magic.

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Get the AR15 kit from Brownells....

You can get cool black nitrile gloves from a local bodyshop supply store...I do......:rofl:

pag23
03-14-2012, 18:49
Neat tool to have, but not needed,.......


I know... but I can support a product made in the USA :cool:

faawrenchbndr
03-14-2012, 18:50
I know... but I can support a product made in the USA :cool:


Yes Sir,.......I completely agree!

WoodenPlank
03-14-2012, 18:54
Get the AR15 kit from Brownells....

You can get cool black nitrile gloves from a local bodyshop supply store...I do......:rofl:

Psst...

Wal-Mart sells blue ones at almost every store in the pharmacy area, with the first aid supplies. About $6 for a box of 50 or so. :whistling:

pag23
03-14-2012, 19:01
Psst...

Wal-Mart sells blue ones at almost every store in the pharmacy area, with the first aid supplies. About $6 for a box of 50 or so. :whistling:


But I have to be tacticool with the black gloves...:rofl::rofl::rofl:

I actually prefer the blue ones to see grease and dirt before I wipe it on my face...:rofl:

WoodenPlank
03-14-2012, 19:02
But I have to be tacticool with the black gloves...:rofl::rofl::rofl:

I actually prefer the blue ones to see grease and dirt before I wipe it on my face...:rofl:

Egggggsactly. Or blood, since that's what I usually have the gloves for.

pag23
03-14-2012, 19:09
You should get the blue "Thicksters" nitrile gloves they come up past your wrist and a little thick to last longer.. I think they are pathogen resistant.. but not sure. I use them for playing car mechanic on weekends as they are a bit more durable then the regular blue gloves... I am not going to ask what you do for a living... :)

FriscoCHL
03-15-2012, 19:23
Get the AR15 kit from Brownells....

You can get cool black nitrile gloves from a local bodyshop supply store...I do......:rofl:

Every time I put those on at the shop I feel like I am about to give a tattoo...