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#6869435 - 08/26/17 10:09 AM AR Lubracation
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Need some help! Being new to the AR world, when do I need to lube my 223? What type of lube should I use? What parts should be lubed and what parts should not? Thanks
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#6869446 - 08/26/17 10:30 AM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: DLALLDER]
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U tube best bet for info for lub and take down cleaning. That's where I started.

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#6869456 - 08/26/17 10:41 AM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: DLALLDER]
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Thanks, I just found a good video.
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#6869458 - 08/26/17 10:42 AM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: DLALLDER]
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Lots of guys around here thay run them hard, have recommended 3 parts 0W-20 Mobile 1, and one part ATF.
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#6869483 - 08/26/17 11:10 AM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: FiremanJG]
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Mobil 1 or better yet ( slip extreme weapons grease ) great stuff

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#6869497 - 08/26/17 11:35 AM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: DLALLDER]
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#6869513 - 08/26/17 12:02 PM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: DLALLDER]
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Slip 2000

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#6869532 - 08/26/17 12:24 PM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: DLALLDER]
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Any CLP will work
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#6869541 - 08/26/17 12:37 PM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: DLALLDER]
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How often do guns need lube and what are the signs they need lube?
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#6869553 - 08/26/17 12:51 PM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: DLALLDER]
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I like to run my ar's wet, well lubed. Moly grease on the locking lugs and synthetic oil for everywhere else. The worse thing is running one dry. If you are seeing scratches or worn anodizing you need more lube. Don't forget the gas rings inside the bolt.
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#6869568 - 08/26/17 01:07 PM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: yotehater]
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Originally Posted By: yotehater
I like to run my ar's wet, well lubed. Moly grease on the locking lugs and synthetic oil for everywhere else. The worse thing is running one dry. If you are seeing scratches or worn anodizing you need more lube. Don't forget the gas rings inside the bolt.


Good point, many newbs don't know about separating the rings on the bolt and lubing them.
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#6869581 - 08/26/17 01:17 PM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
Originally Posted By: yotehater
I like to run my ar's wet, well lubed. Moly grease on the locking lugs and synthetic oil for everywhere else. The worse thing is running one dry. If you are seeing scratches or worn anodizing you need more lube. Don't forget the gas rings inside the bolt.


Good point, many newbs don't know about separating the rings on the bolt and lubing them.
I've shot thousands and thousands of rounds never touching the rings with lube and only using CLP. I lock the bolt back add some lube charge it a few times and go to town. People like to turn lube into a competition of who uses the most off the wall crazy lube techniques it really isn't that in depth just add some lube and shoot.
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#6869647 - 08/26/17 03:14 PM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: DLALLDER]
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ok Sapper go take your nap
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#6869690 - 08/26/17 04:16 PM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: DLALLDER]
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You can run them dry all the time and many do.
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#6869871 - 08/26/17 07:20 PM Re: AR Lubracation [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
ok Sapper go take your nap
I don't take naps but I have used chapstick on an M4 bolt in the desert and it performed flawlessly. No need to use the same oil a damn Indy race car uses.


Edited by SapperTitan (08/26/17 07:21 PM)
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