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How to lubricate an AR to make it AK reliable!

Discussion in 'AR15 Articles' started by M. Sage, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. BuzzinSATX

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  2. TheDan

    TheDan 4th Best Member TGT Supporter

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    It's a bit thin... It's also not good for some types of plastics and rubber. I would only put on the metal bits just to be safe.
     
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  3. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Moderator Staff Member Moderator TGT Supporter

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    Does not work with o-rings made out of silicone, natural rubber or Butadine. Works with most other normal material o-rings.
     
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  4. Recoil Therapy

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    I don't see why not. Comparing the conditions in which ATF operates, it only makes sense it would be fine for guns. Tightly engineered auto transmissions get very hot, require a high temp lube, and ATF does that job well.
     
  5. kenboyles72

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    I actually had to use ATF the other day. Was down shooting and hadn't cleaned my 22lr drop in kit for the AR, so it wasn't cycling well. Didn't have my cleaning box with me, so I lubed it with ATF and was good to go :D Of course this was just blow back action, no gas or heat, but it did the job.
     
  6. wileycoyote

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    after trying many lubes, i'm now using Mobile 1 20W-50 synthetic motorcycle oil

    my BCGs stay wet for years and high heat doesn't make it evaporate, plus a single bottle lasts many lifetimes
     
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  7. deemus

    deemus my mama says I'm special

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    Not the first one I've heard of using the stuff.
     
  8. gshayd

    gshayd Ugliest house on the block.

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    The cleaning and lubrication of an AR would depend upon the weather of the area and how much fine dirt or sand the lubricant attracts and how much you use it. The best solution is to clean and lube them on a regular basis if you use them. If you plan on storing them to clean and lubricate for that.
     
  9. 45tex

    45tex Well-Known

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    Back in the stone age('74), the AF would not allow us to take apart the BCG. For the most part the armors didn't either, unless there was a problem. Of 6 A1s and A2s assigned I had one that was an armory backup rust shut. Beyond that they went bang as desired. They were very dry. Cleaning was a tank of filthy solvent and brushes. Three bases three tanks all the same.
    My question is, how often do ya'll take apart the BCG in your MSR's? I'm a CLP devotee, clean everything, spray, let it seep in, and wipe down a lot. Brass brush and bore snake the barrel. Wasn't sure where to apply tiny amounts of grease, but I like the directions the the OP gave. I get a decade or so from a syringe of grease, but that was a bunch of pistols.
     
  10. Bozz10mm

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    Every time I clean the rifle, which is after every range trip.
     


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