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    Default Finally got an AR together, questions on lubing

    Finally got off my arse and got an AR built from a PSA lower and parts kit, I picked up a Huldra mid length upper on sale from Fleet Farm to give a try (piston upper). Everything went together very well. Now I am wondering where to lube these things, everyone says run them wet, what are they getting at just the bolt area? Heading to town now, I just realized I don't have any ammo loaded for the 223 and my reloading room is currently also the spare storage room (nightmare) so I have to stoop to buying a couple boxes of shells. Next I am going to start checking out sights/scopes.

    I was surprised how easy it is to assemble the lower, next build I am going to build the upper as well, thinking I'll build a varmint gun.

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    I use Miltec lubricant it a metal treatment and works great I use it exclusively when I was in Iraq MILITEC-1 - The ONLY all-purpose synthetic metal conditioner and gun oil although using LSA works fine or any good quality lubricant works well you'll notice after it broken in it won't require as much lubricant.
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    The self soiling jammomatic needs to be run "wet" so they don't jam. Running an AK wet means you dropped it in the mud. There is a reason there is only one DI military service arm in existence!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Akfite View Post
    I use Miltec lubricant it a metal treatment and works great I use it exclusively when I was in Iraq MILITEC-1 - The ONLY all-purpose synthetic metal conditioner and gun oil although using LSA works fine or any good quality lubricant works well you'll notice after it broken in it won't require as much lubricant.
    I use that also Akfite. Interesting you were using it in Iraq, company said our Troops liked it. Going back 42 + years, we were the Troops carrying "The gun that does not need cleaning" guys. We very very seldom were in a place to break them down and clean them anyway. Plus they never issued us cleaning materials. Break it down and bad things happen? Start praying.
    Now this is not to say a lot of Vets did operate out of Base Camps and you can bet their Sarge had them cleaning and lubing their weapons. But very very seldom that I can recall, did the old Matty Mattel fail us. Is cleaning and lubing better? of course. I just do not recall seeing anyone cleaning one.
    Hell maybe it was the red clay ground the residue out and the rain and streams did the final rinsing? But the darn things still worked. 19 rounds in the 20 round mags, or they might jam?
    But andrews yes, clean and lube that weapon for sure.
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    I have never heard of Miltec. Interesting.
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    welcome to the forum

    assembling a FFL PSA lower to a upper is not building its assembling, sorry to say you did not build anything

    your assembling parts will function fine on LSA
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