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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mshootnit, Mar 29, 2020.

  1. Lee Q. Loader

    Lee Q. Loader Member

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    Sorry if this sounds like a dumb question:
    What do you guys mean when you say to run your AR "wet" and that they will malfunction if "dry"? You just mean well oiled vs not oiled...Right?
     
  2. 12Bravo20

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    Correct when it's said to run "wet" means well lubed.
     
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  3. briansmithwins

    briansmithwins Member

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    Yes, wet with oil. You don’t need so much that the oil drips off, but a visible film is enough.

    The exact type of oil doesn’t matter too much, just have some on the BCG. Oil and carbon is still a good lubricant. Oil and sand not so much, but it’s still better than dry and sand.

    BSW
     
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  4. MarshallDodge

    MarshallDodge Member

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    I bought an ultrasonic cleaner and I pull the BCG, disassemble, and run it in some water, Simple Green, and a couple drops of dish soap. Rinse in warm water and dry.

    The BCG gets lubricated and put back, then cycled a few times with a function check to make sure it is correct.

    About once every couple years I put some foaming Wipe Out in the bore and run some patches through it.
     
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