I use some stuff called TW25B made by Mil Comm on the BCG, etc seems to work well. A little oil in the trigger surfaces and on the pins.
Also use Bore Tech Eliminator to clean the barrel. I clean my stainless barrels every ~50ish rounds and chrome lined every 200 or so.
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Other than metal/metal contact surfaces they are right. Out here (NV), a heavily lubricated BCG is a dust magnet.My sons both came back home from the sand lots telling me to run them dry.
Difference is .mil was paying for thier replacement parts and I have to make mine last.
I tried that stuff with another brand for another application and it sucked.Wonder how something like this would work on the bcg?
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Yeah, that's how I started using Mobil 1, BCG "wet", what a mistake that was, because I wear glass lensed glasses and I shoot a Rt. handed AR, Lt. handed and I get a face full, if I run mine wet. I only run my AR's "damp" now. I even run a "Gas Buster" CH, to help keep it minimized. Ever try to clean oil off of glass? A lot of shirt tails got stains on them, along with a lot of grumbling, LoL!Maybe I'm the only one, but I run my bcg wet with Mobil 1 too. I just pour it in, cycle the action a few times and the first few shots blow oil all over .
That's a deep rabbit hole... I tend to over think things as well. And I agree, it's a lot of fun...Funny that you ask, because I have recently gone down a rabbit hole of sorts in regard to this very thing. Before I get too deep into it, though, I will say that, as @Tono mentioned, CRC Electronics Cleaner has been my gold standard of degreasing products, for the reasons he mentions. Further, I have also been using Hornady One Shot in manners similar to what he describes.
That said, my current thinking, re: lubes is to use oils/greases that contain high amounts of molybdenum disulfide (MOS2) and/or graphite for the carrier and inside of the buffer tube, and an engine oil additive with a high level of zinc dialkyldithiophosphates (ZDDP) for the bolt/carrier bore. From the reading I've done, ZDDP leaves deposits/dry film lubricant behind as it wears.
I said all of the above to say this; for a build that I am finishing up now, the plan is to use a light coat of Jet Lube MP-50 on the inside of the upper and the exterior of the carrier, a healthy dollop of Slide Glide Heavy in the cam pin channel, a modest application of MP-50 on the bolt lugs, some of that high ZDDP oil additive on the bolt/in the bolt bore, and probably something like Machine Gunner's Lube on the inside of the buffer tube.
I freely admit that I'm likely overthinking the whole thing, but why the hell not... this is a hobby for me, and this is the kind of thing that I enjoy about it.