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Old February 10th, 2016, 07:00 AM   #1
 
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braking in the 762 and question on oils

I have plans to go and shoot in a few weeks and it will be the first time i put a round threw the 762. I read somewhere awhile back i need to clean the barrel after every shot for the first 25 rounds. also do you run your 762 wet or dry? Any other tips would be great.




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Old February 10th, 2016, 08:04 AM   #2
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Clean the chamber first and make sure there is no gunk or shavings in the action. Then make sure the bolt is oiled and blast away. I don't think it's necessary to clean it after every shot, I didn't and mine worked perfectly. Just clean it at the end of the session.
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Clean the chamber first and make sure there is no gunk or shavings in the action. Then make sure the bolt is oiled and blast away. I don't think it's necessary to clean it after every shot, I didn't and mine worked perfectly. Just clean it at the end of the session.
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I clean my lower by just dry wiping the inside and I vacuum it out with a Bristol attachment.

I use Remington bore cleaner and M-Pro 7 oil.

If you have the SR I clean the gas port assembly after every 1000 round.
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It's really up to you how you break it in and how much time you are willing to spend. I know people that do that for 50 rounds, then do it every 2 rounds for 50, then every 5 rounds for another 50, then every 10 rounds for another 50 rounds. That also helps to gradually heat temper the barrel over a longer period of time. The cleaning helps polish the bore, but I think the gradual heat tempering does more for the barrel overall.
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Best advice so far: CLEAN THE GUN BEFORE YOUR FIRST RANGE VISIT. Second: DON"T USE THE CHEAPEST, POS AMMO YOU CAN FIND.

THere's no set method for 'breaking in' the barrel. As far as I know, Uncle Sam doesn't bother with this bit of folklore. With today's metals and manufacturing abilities I consider it a thing of the past. But of course it's your gun, do as you please. If all else fails, RTFM.

Oil? You're going to get A LOT of posts on this because everybody does it different. Probably one consistent point they will make is that ARs like to be wet, not dripping of course, but unlike pistols, everything likes to be coated.

Use a good GUN oil and you should be fine. I think there's more difference in hype than actual contents but again, it's up to you. For God's sake, use GUN oil though.

Me, I'm a Froglube guy for my ARs.
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Best advice so far: CLEAN THE GUN BEFORE YOUR FIRST RANGE VISIT. Second: DON"T USE THE CHEAPEST, POS AMMO YOU CAN FIND.
THere's no set method for 'breaking in' the barrel. As far as I know, Uncle Sam doesn't bother with this bit of folklore. With today's metals and manufacturing abilities I consider it a thing of the past. But of course it's your gun, do as you please. If all else fails, RTFM.

Oil? You're going to get A LOT of posts on this because everybody does it different. Probably one consistent point they will make is that ARs like to be wet, not dripping of course, but unlike pistols, everything likes to be coated.

Use a good GUN oil and you should be fine. I think there's more difference in hype than actual contents but again, it's up to you. For God's sake, use GUN oil though.

Me, I'm a Froglube guy for my ARs.
Mine was a bit ammo finicky on initial break-in and also liked the heavier (168gr.) bullets better. It has improved greatly after a thousand rounds, but I'm still finicky about the ammo I shoot and stay away from the (dirty) cheap junk. Frog Lube has also served me well over the years. I also clean after every shooting session. But I do that with anything I shoot.
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I have read where they suggest a barrel break in of running a brush through the barrel after every shot for the first ten shots that I have a hard time seeing what that would effect with a chrome lined barrel (the chrome is extremely hard, much - much harder that any brush you would use). As far a making sure the bolt is well oiled, remember that this bolt is chrome plated and that plating is extremely hard. I would not over oil the bolt, if anything use only a light coating.
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Clean thoroughly before firing, as stated above.

Lube well.

I do not subscribe to the clean after 10/20/50... rounds.

I clean it when I get home from the range. Every time.
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