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Offline ArtieTheOneManParty

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Barrel discolored after first usage
« on: November 18, 2017, 04:16:31 PM »
I shot my Bren 805 for the first time today, and it was great!  I'm just curious about the barrel, it seems to have changed color (lighter), and I wanted to make sure this was normal.

I'm trying to use photobucket for my pics, so lets see if it works:

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Re: Barrel discolored after first usage
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2017, 04:18:01 PM »
Looks like you burnt the oil out of it. CLP it.
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Re: Barrel discolored after first usage
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2017, 04:25:02 PM »
Sorry, but I'm a newbie to firearms. What exactly do you mean? I have CLP in my cleaning kit, but I'm not sure what you are telling me to do with it.

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Re: Barrel discolored after first usage
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 05:01:09 PM »
Sorry, but I'm a newbie to firearms. What exactly do you mean? I have CLP in my cleaning kit, but I'm not sure what you are telling me to do with it.
Rub it down w/CLP.

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Re: Barrel discolored after first usage
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 05:04:51 PM »
Thanks, that's what I thought he meant, but I wanted to make sure first.

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Re: Barrel discolored after first usage
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2017, 07:05:12 PM »
Congrats on the new gun by the way, very nice!

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Re: Barrel discolored after first usage
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2017, 09:25:44 PM »
Nothing to worry about, just give her a rub down with your usual oil, light coat. Great rifle, ain't it?

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Re: Barrel discolored after first usage
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2017, 08:33:06 AM »
It's a good idea, to wipe the steel/iron parts down with an oily rag/cloth after cleaning.

Even the old/tough Parkerizing used on US military weapons needs some oil on the surface of it to help keep it from rusting.

I'm not sure that oiling a cerakote finish does much good, but I do it anyway.  Sooner or later it'll wear through somewhere and without some oil on the bare metal wear spots they'll rust.

Rust/corrosion = bad.  Bad for appearance, bad for functional reliability, bad for you if you depend on that weapon.  I remember my father-in-law saying that semi-autos ran better "dry".  I also remember him trading his off every few years for a new deer rifle/pistol when reliability issues or accuracy issues developed.
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Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.  So, if you see me walking the dogs with my SIG 556R, its okay.

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Re: Barrel discolored after first usage
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2017, 10:44:19 AM »
Thanks, I can't wait to get back to the range to shoot it some more! I just picked up a cheap red dot as well.

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Re: Barrel discolored after first usage
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2017, 04:18:22 AM »
Which one? I have the inexpensive TRS-32 on mine, and the 5 MOA dot is big at 100 yards, it's still very, very usable.

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Re: Barrel discolored after first usage
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2017, 08:12:14 AM »
I gave the AT3 Tactical RD-50 a shot. It says it's a 2 MOA. I entered a raffle to win won (and didn't), but they gave me a coupon code for $15 off, so I think it ended up being around $70 with a height adapter.

 

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