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Old March 12, 2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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S&W M&P 15-22 lubrication

I just cleaned and lightly oiled my new S&W M&P 15-22. I have not shot the rifle yet. On my Bushmaster XM 15, I have to run the bolt very wet. Is this applicable on the S&W? Any experience out there with this situation?


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Old March 12, 2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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I've got two of them, and don't run either of them with a ton of lube. If you do, they tend to get pretty nasty inside. Frog Lube has worked well for me with mine. Just a little lube and a light cleaning every 500-1k rounds of .22lr keeps them running 100%. Suppressed, they need to be cleaned a little more often though. Hope that helps.
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Old March 12, 2013, 09:10 PM   #3
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Just picked mine up 3 weeks ago. I have well over 1000 rounds down it now. Flawless so far. I clean it when i get home like any other rifle I have. I do nothing to the bolt at all. Run 2 maybe 3 patches down barrel and call it good to go.
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Old March 13, 2013, 09:26 PM   #4
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Clean and lightly oil the bolt group and it will run all day long.
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Old March 14, 2013, 09:02 AM   #5
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I don't run mine nearly as wet as I run my AR15s. There is so much less heat that is generated that it just hasn't been necessary. Nice, light coat of CLP will do just fine.
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Old March 18, 2013, 01:21 AM   #6
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I'm with BillyJack3. Nice coat of CLP works all day. It's not the same operating system so it does not get as dirty or hot.
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