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    I've used froglube and remoil (prefer froglube).
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    I switched to the Lucas Extreme Duty oil after seeing it in action during a FA shoot at the range. It's formulated for FA use, extreme temperatures(-38 to 400 F), and stays where you put it. I use a dab of Lucas Red-N-Tacky #2 on my cam pin and my aluminum framed pistols.

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    As far as wet or dry, about the only thing I run dripping wet are the gas rings. I found out the hard way running those dry will kill them in less than 1K, even with a chrome-lined carrier. I lube the carrier rails/bolt head just like I do my pistols, and rock on. I'll put a couple of drops of Lucas on the rings about every 500 rounds.
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    Just using Remoil. Seems to run fine.

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    Lubed mine wet for a time, and decided wet just attracted to much dirt. I use a small brush and Hoppe’s oil to lightly lube the bolt assembly and all friction points. Works great. I do this after every outing.
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    If it's direct impingement, a little extra lube is good. Had a Chief Gunners Mate on our boat crew in Vietnam who used to say, "If hit don't drip, hit won't rip." I use CLP as a cleaner and lube, but also a little 3 in 1 on the bolt carrier group as well as exposed metal parts. And I clean my AR after each time I shoot it - regardless of the number of rounds. There are several advantages of cleaning often. Among them are 1) No rust or corrosion build up. 2) You find problems before they cause a catastrophic failure. 3) You become very familiar with your gun. There are a lot of "modern" cleaners and lubes on the market, but nothing (IMNSHO) beats CLP, Hoppes, 3 in 1, a couple of brushes, bore rods and patches and good old fashioned elbow grease.
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    Bacon Grease!! Plus, it smells delicious
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    Home made Reds cleaner and Lucas gun oil. My Marine and Army combat vet buddies tell this old Navy guy to run em wet.
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    They are pretty forgiving of the type, just clean and lube often.

    CLP, motor oil, and either Remington or Hoppes dry lube are what I use on all my guns, and the AR is right there with the rest of them. In fact, the only gun I have that's picky about what lube I use is my 1916 pre-Woodsman. It likes liquid lubes more than dry lube. But I've never owned a gun that liked CLP and not motor oil, or vice versa.
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    Why would one want to use Wally World brake grease on a gun?

    A minute squirt of CLP and you're good to go.


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    Balistol............... works on just about everything and is inexpensive, does not gum up with time and lubricates very well. I have been using it on all the weapons, including all the AR's. It works very well.
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