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    Question AR - lubrication

    Just lubed up my first AR build using this video as a guideline. Did I miss any parts that should be oiled?

    Charging Handle Track / Top of Charging Handle
    Underside of Bolt Carrier
    Cam Pins
    Bolt Lugs
    Bolt body tracks
    Gas Rings
    Buffer
    Trigger + hammer springs





    Used this oil:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Default Re: AR - lubrication

    I've been using this for about 5 years now...same bottle
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    Default Re: AR - lubrication

    Honestly i just dribble some oil on the BCG (mainly along the sides) and gas rings. Hand cycle it a few times and shoot. I only do the above procedure when I deep clean. And I use Mobil 1 5-w30 or what ever else Mobil 1 is left over from the last oil change.
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    Default Re: AR - lubrication

    Literally any gun oil will work fine... And of course even synthetic motor oil.

    You hit all the major points. Not that you have to strip it down again right now, but next time I'd add to your routine: very light coat on the firing pin, a drop in the takedown and pivot pin detent channels, backside of the bolt catch

    Here's another guide (G = generous, L = light)


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    Default Re: AR - lubrication

    Normally I weapon shield it. In the field its pb blaster or wd40 (just spray it).

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    Default Re: AR - lubrication

    Quote Originally Posted by jthrelf View Post
    Literally any gun oil will work fine... And of course even synthetic motor oil.

    You hit all the major points. Not that you have to strip it down again right now, but next time I'd add to your routine: very light coat on the firing pin, a drop in the takedown and pivot pin detent channels, backside of the bolt catch
    I actually did a light coat in the firing pin, just what was on my fingers after doing the bolt. Also added a drop to the safety lever that I didn't mention.


    Just wanted to make sure I didn't miss anything major. I just picked up ammo for it and my range just re-opened. Time to have some fun.
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    Default Re: AR - lubrication

    I like a little grease (lithium or moly)where the bcg ride in the upper.. very little, I put it on with a bore patch

    here's a pamphlet on maintenance and lube from .gov

    http://www.astrotx.com/M-16A1%20Rifle.pdf
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    I use copious amounts of grease on the bolt rails. All my semi autos get grease on the slide/bolt rails. I use TW25b grease, its synthetic it smells funny when its hot and that's when I know I used enough. Everything else gets whatever oil I have on hand. I have Remoil right now but those little bottles don't last long. I've used Lucas and Hoppes oils. I may try the Mobil 1 just for the fact you can buy a quart for the price of a few tiny bottles of the other oils.



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    Can't I just dunk the whole rifle in the bucket of Mobil-1 - shake it off and be done? I've heard they like to run wet ? (LOL)
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    Hell, I rarely lube any of my guns unless I'm cleaning them and that's about once a year...maybe.
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