BEST LUBRICANT for an AR15 | AR 15 Grease | AR 15 Oil
BEST LUBRICANT for an AR15 – What’s the best lubricant, oil or grease for an AR15? That’s one of the questions that I am frequently asked on one of my other sites. While I cant scientifically state what is best I can tell you what works for me from the sub zero temperatures of northern Vermont to the 100 degree plus days in my home state.
AR 15 OIL
MOBIL 1 Synthetic Motor Oil
I like to keep lubing my AR15’s simple. You the reader will be shocked to learn my favorite oil for an AR15 is MOBIL 1 SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL. The same that is used in my Toyota Tundra. One quart is about $8 and last a long time. I keep the BOLT CARRIER lubricated with MOBIL 1.
Now if the MOBIL 1 is just too easy and not exotic or expensive enough for your AR15 there are other suitable alternatives such as Militec 1, Mil-Comm and Froglube. They all work well. Here’s the thing though READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE. Some of these lubricants require the parts to be degreased and heated to a certain temperature before application.
AR 15 GREASE
Mobil Grease 28 Synthetic Aviation Grease
Once again it’s a Mobil product. This time it’s MOBIL 28 Synthetic Aviation Grease about $13 for a 13.7 oz tube. This is the same red grease supplied with Geissele triggers. It’s important to note that Geissele used to provide a superior grease in the Mobil FM 102. Unfortunately Mobil discontinued the FM 102. The named replacement is Mobil FM 222 which is off white in color and cost twice as much as the FM 102.
Anyhow the same brands listed in the oil section above offer very good grease.
I like to use grease on the trigger, bolt lugs, safety and takedown/pivot pins.
Update 03/25-2016 – The MOBIL 28 Synthetic Aviation Grease is now nearly $23 for the 13.7 oz tube from industrial supply distributors. That’s a lot of money but keep in mind that’s also a lot of grease. Fortunately a few entrepreneurs are making lesser quantities available in custom packaging delivered for less than $9.
MOBIL 28 Synthetic Aviation Grease Syringe
BEST LUBRICANT for an AR15
CRITERION AR-15 BARRELS
CRITERION AR-15 BARRELS
CRITERION AR-15 BARRELS
For the most part if you reliably wanted to purchase a fantastic KRIEGER CRITERION AR-15 BARREL you had to go to FULTON ARMORY as the CRITERION BARREL is their standard offering for their FAR15 and TITAN 308 series rifles. Today Brownells announced they too are now carrying KRIEGER CRITERION AR-15 BARRELS.
The CRITERION BARRELS are one of, if the not best values in AR-15 BARRELS often shooting as good or better than much more expensive MATCH BARRELS from premium barrel manufacturers. These barrels are a safe bet for any AR15 build. Just ask owners of Fulton Armory rifles.
From CRITERION BARRELS INC:
Criterion Barrels, Inc. was started in 1999 from Krieger Barrels, Inc. in response to demands of rifle builders and firearms manufacturers for quality match grade barrels at a lower cost. Initially began as a division of Krieger, Criterion is now a sister company- independent, yet sharing resources and continual support.
Over 30 years of experience and expertise go into every Criterion barrel. This experience combined with gun barrel quality steels, our stringent inspections at every process, and Criterion employees’ commitment to quality make a Criterion barrel the best choice for your next barrel.
Our Commitment to OEM and Firearms Manufacturers
At Criterion, we are committed to producing barrels at a reasonable price and meeting the demands of our market.
Since our inception, we have continued to expand our product line to include M1 Garand, M1A, AR15, 1917, 1903, M1 Carbines, and, most recently, Savage and Remington Pre-fits— all are available through the distributors found on the product pages.
Our product development experience has grown with our product line. Please contact us for information about developing a model for you.
Achieving Match Grade AR-15
Criterion rifle barrels are match grade. Our 30+ years of experience and shared history with Krieger have given us a true understanding of what match grade means. Uniformity of the bore dimension, groove dimension, and twist, along with the finish produced by hand lapping are essential for the ultimate accuracy of the barrel. With our expertise we are able to control these factors and deliver an unbelievably accurate match grade barrel at a reasonable price.
AR15Tactical.com Download Section
I often find myself scouring my hard drive for catalogs, manuals instruction sheets etc. I decided it was time to organize them in one easy to search location here at AR15Tactical.com. I like to save these pdf documents for current AR 15 information as well as historical data. It seem today that manufacturers no longer archive or provide public access to these learning materials as the AR 15 Rifle, parts and accessories are updated
Currently there are two categories Manuals and Catalogs.
AR-15 Catalog Downloads