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Slick AR Rifle Shirts and Sweatshirts

I like weapons based on the Armalite Rifle (AR) design and have owned a variety of them over the years including a variety of AR-15s from Colt, Rock River, Palmetto State Armory and others plus a whole slew of pistols.

I also like having cool T-shirts and hoodies that reflect my interests and opinions about firearms and the Second Amendment.  So, I did some searching and found there are some great designs on eBay that you just might find of interest:

INFIDEL T-SHIRT AR-15 SHIRT RIFLE NRA TEE TERRORIST HUNTER T Nice

$18.99
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 13:21:24 PDT
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INFIDEL T-SHIRT AR-15 SHIRT RIFLE NRA TEE TERRORIST HUNTER T Nice

$14.99
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 13:21:24 PDT
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INFIDEL T-SHIRT AR-15 SHIRT RIFLE NRA TEE TERRORIST HUNTER T Nice

$16.99
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 13:21:24 PDT
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AR-15 Shirt Klik Pew Pao Skills

$37.99
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 19:27:16 PDT
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AR-15 Shirt Klik Pew Pao Skills

$27.99
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 19:27:16 PDT
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AR-15 Shirt Klik Pew Pao Skills

$23.99
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 19:27:16 PDT
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American reaper with AR-15 shirt

$27.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 18:42:01 PST
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American reaper with AR-15 shirt

$23.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 18:42:01 PST
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American reaper with AR-15 shirt

$23.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 18:42:01 PST
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American reaper with AR-15 shirt

$37.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 18:42:01 PST
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5.11 OAKLEY BROWNELLS POLICE MILITARY AR15 SHIRT MILSPEC XL DONT TREAD ON ME GUN

$175.00
End Date: Friday Nov-9-2018 18:31:31 PST
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Black Guns Matter AR15 Shirt ACDC Black Rifle Gun Rights Bushmaster NRA AR-15 T

$13.00
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 20:17:49 PDT
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American Reaper AR-15 Shirt

$23.95
End Date: Friday Oct-26-2018 18:11:17 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Triblend V-Neck Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$9.49
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 20:37:08 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Triblend V-Neck Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$13.49
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 20:37:08 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Triblend V-Neck Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$14.99
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 20:37:08 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Triblend V-Neck Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$13.49
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 20:37:08 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Triblend V-Neck Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$9.49
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 20:37:08 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Triblend V-Neck Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$13.49
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 20:37:08 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Triblend V-Neck Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$13.49
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 20:37:08 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Triblend V-Neck Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$13.49
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 20:37:08 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Triblend V-Neck Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$14.99
End Date: Monday Oct-22-2018 20:37:08 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.99
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.99
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.99
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.99
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$12.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.99
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$12.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.99
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$12.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$12.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$12.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt 3/4 Triblend Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$12.49
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 14:29:28 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.29
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 13:11:54 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.49
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 13:11:54 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$8.99
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 13:11:54 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$8.99
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 13:11:54 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.29
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 13:11:54 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.49
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 13:11:54 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.29
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 13:11:54 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$14.84
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 13:11:54 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$15.29
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 13:11:54 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Muscle Tank Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment Political

$13.49
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 13:11:54 PDT
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$12.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$12.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$14.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$13.24
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$9.59
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$9.59
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$12.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$12.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$12.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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Mens Property AR15 Shirt Tri-Blend Tee Guns Gun Rights Second Amendment

$12.99
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 18:00:37 PST
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AR-15 Rifle Builder’s Manual: An Illustrated, Step-by-Step Guide to Assembling the AR-15 Rifle (Paperback)

If you want to build your own AR-15 style rifle, this is the book you need. The AR-15 Rifle Builder’s Manual is the fully illustrated step-by-step guide to building the AR-15 style rifle. No procedure is left out or glossed over. The primary AR-15 groups (upper receiver assembly, lower receiver assembly, and bolt carrier group) are broken down into their component assemblies to provide every detail in the AR-15 assembly process. This book is not only the authoritative guide to building an AR-15 rifle, it is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to upgrade or modify their existing AR. Key concepts such as headspacing, trigger function, troubleshooting, and cycle of operation are also covered. TOPICS INCLUDE: • Lower receiver group components, tools, and assembly • How an AR trigger works • Headspacing an AR-15 • Bolt carrier group assembly • Upper receiver group components, tools, and assembly • Function check procedures • Basic AR-15 operation • Service and lubrication • Troubleshooting You won’t find a more detailed AR-15 assembly manual anywhere. Designed specifically for e-reader platforms, this manual offers reader-friendly navigation between the Table of Contents and all subsections. Take it to your workbench or the range.

By (author):  Rob Reaser

List Price: $14.99 USD
New From: $13.74 USD In Stock
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Switched to Super Lube Multi-Purpose Synthetic Grease For All of My Firearms

I’m always searching for better lubricants.  Many of the so-called specialty weapons lubes are just marketing hype with some bulk lubricant poured into their container.  In terms of greases, I’ve used quite a few over the years including wheel bearing grease and Tetra Gun Grease.  I wanted to find something effective, non-toxic and less expensive.

A name popped up when surfing – Super Lube.  To be honest, the first few times I totally dismissed the name because it sounds like some overly-hyped wonder lube that is sold in infomercials.  However, the name did keep popping up so I actually started reading up on it.

Super Lube products are made by Synco Chemical Corporation of Bohemia, NU, that was founded in 1980.  Their specialization is in the space of synthetic food grade lubricants and hold a number of patents.

There are a number of interesting characteristics about their grease that should be noted:

  1. It is designed to disperse very finely ground micron-sized PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene) which is a non-stick coating and lubricant.  You probably know it by the brand name of Teflon.  The approach they developed is one of their patents.
  2. It does not contain silicone
  3. It will work in a wide range of temperatures from -45 to +450 Farenheit
  4. It’s thickness is NLGI class 2, which means it’s about the same as vaseline or peanut butter.
  5. It’s non-toxic and food safe – here is the MSDS/SDS
  6. It will not melt or separate
  7. It will not dry out or get gummy
  8. It is waterproof
  9. It does not stain and is odorless – for you folks who do concealed carry or shoot a lot in uniform, you might want to take note of that.

Their website has a ton of information on Super Lube and also on lubrication in general if you want to spend some time reading.

I bought a 14.1oz tub of the Super Lube Multi-Purpose grease off Amazon for a whopping $11.50 and Prime shipping.  Very affordable to say the least.

To apply it, I use either a chip brush that I store in a zip loc bag to keep from getting dirty (as shown in the featured photo above) or a small flux / resin brush that I also keep in a baggy.

So, for the last few months I have been testing it.  When I cleaned one of my rifles or pistols, I would replace whatever I had been using as grease with the Super Lube Multi-Purpose grease.

I go by the old saying that if it rotates, oil it.  If it slides, grease it.  That is my rule of thumb so it goes on AK rails, bolt carriers, where the trigger hook grabs the hammer, etc.

It works great!  The weapons feel well lubricated after cleaning and they function great.  When I take them apart again for cleaning, the Super Lube shows no sign of breaking down, drying out, becoming gummy, etc.

If you are looking for an excellent affordable grease, check out Super Lube.  I’m definitely very happy with it.


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The following are a variety of Super Lube products that are on eBay:

 

Super Lube 97008 Silicone Lubricating Brake Grease with PTFE, 8 oz Tube,

$12.69
End Date: Thursday Nov-8-2018 12:04:41 PST
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Super Lube 41160 Synthetic Grease (NLGI 2), 14.1 oz Canister, Translucent White

$13.09
End Date: Wednesday Nov-7-2018 19:48:18 PST
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Super Lube 41150 Cartridge. Heavy-duty, multipurpose lubricant. 14.1 oz.

$10.00
End Date: Monday Nov-5-2018 15:35:15 PST
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Super Lube 21030 Synthetic Grease (NLGI 2), 3 oz Tube A2

$6.99
End Date: Saturday Nov-3-2018 11:39:17 PDT
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Super Lube Oil w/ PTFE (High Viscosity) 7 ml. Precision Oiler 51010 Lot of 12 A2

$39.99
End Date: Friday Nov-2-2018 6:45:53 PDT
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Super Lube 92003 Silicone Lubricating Grease with PTFE, 3 oz Tube, Translucent

$15.53
End Date: Thursday Nov-1-2018 9:48:22 PDT
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10 x Super Lube 82340 Multi Purpose Synthetic Grease USDA Dielectric PTFE 1 ml

$7.49
End Date: Wednesday Oct-31-2018 19:30:02 PDT
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SUPER LUBE - Multi Purpose Synthetic Oil - 7ml Precision Oiler #51010

$4.99
End Date: Tuesday Oct-30-2018 19:33:47 PDT
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Super Lube 41150 Synthetic Grease (NLGI 2), 14.1 oz Cartridge - New

$14.99
End Date: Monday Oct-29-2018 0:09:44 PDT
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Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube 175ML, #99470-A175W

$16.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-27-2018 9:48:57 PDT
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Lot of 4 Cartridges Super Lube Silicone Lubricating Compound w PTFE 14.1oz 92150

$59.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-27-2018 0:30:34 PDT
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New Genuine GM ACDelco Super Lube with PTFE 3 oz 10-4057 12371287

$13.85
End Date: Wednesday Oct-24-2018 18:20:09 PDT
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Silicone Dielectric Grease, 3 Oz., Super Lube® SUPER LUBE 91003

$7.99
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 16:34:37 PDT
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SUPER LUBE Synthetic Grease 3x3 oz. tubes Multi-Purpose Lubricant

$13.00
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 16:43:00 PDT
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Super Lube White PTFE Multipurpose Grease, 8 oz., NLGI Grade: 2 97008

$23.47
End Date: Friday Oct-19-2018 13:38:03 PDT
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Super Lube Silicone Lubricating Compound W/Syncolon (PTFE)

$9.99
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 6:37:46 PDT
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Parker Super O-Ring Lube Silicone Base 2OZ BEST ORING LUBE Oring Lubricant

$11.50
End Date: Wednesday Oct-17-2018 9:52:50 PDT
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Bel-Ray Super Clean Chain Lube 400ML, #99470-A400W

$25.28
End Date: Tuesday Nov-13-2018 13:02:13 PST
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Super Lube Multi-Purpose Grease with Syncolon (PTFE) Dielectric Heavy Duty

$9.49
End Date: Wednesday Nov-7-2018 9:57:12 PST
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2 Pack- Super Lube Multi-Purpose Grease with Syncolon(PTFE)Dielectric Heavy Duty

$16.29
End Date: Wednesday Nov-7-2018 9:48:26 PST
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3 TUBES - 3oz SUPER LUBE Synthetic Grease w/ Syncolon Multi Purpose Lubricant

$18.95
End Date: Monday Nov-5-2018 12:32:17 PST
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Super Lube White PTFE Multipurpose Grease, 3 oz., NLGI Grade: 2 21036

$16.42
End Date: Sunday Oct-28-2018 14:00:02 PDT
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Super Lube White PTFE Multipurpose Grease, 3 oz., NLGI Grade: 2 92003

$20.62
End Date: Sunday Oct-28-2018 13:59:53 PDT
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Sta-Lube SL3151 Super White Multi-Purpose Lithium Grease - 14 wt. oz.

$10.59
End Date: Saturday Oct-27-2018 8:59:32 PDT
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SUPER LUBE Multi-Purpose PTFE Oil ,Bottle,1 qt., 51030, White

$20.30
End Date: Sunday Oct-21-2018 7:28:22 PDT
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SUPER LUBE Silicone Dielectric Grease,400g, 91016

$17.25
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 21:31:14 PDT
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Synthetic PTFE Oil, SAE Grade 85W, 4 Oz., Super Lube® SUPER LUBE 51004

$4.89
End Date: Thursday Oct-18-2018 23:42:36 PDT
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100 SUPER LUBE MULTI PURPOSE 1ml SYNTHETIC GREASE WITH PTFE WATER RESISTANT

$49.99
End Date: Thursday Nov-15-2018 3:25:30 PST
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Super Lube 92150 Silicone Lubricating Grease with PTFE, 14.1 oz Cartridge,

$14.89
End Date: Monday Nov-12-2018 17:51:17 PST
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Super Lube Multi Purpose Synthetic Lubricant Spray 11 Oz 31110

$11.95
End Date: Thursday Oct-25-2018 13:50:11 PDT
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100g SUPER LUBE 21030 Synthetic Grease Multi Purpose Lubricant 100g Tube PTF

$16.20
End Date: Thursday Oct-25-2018 1:08:23 PDT
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5 PACK Super Lube 2 Distributor Cam Grease 7/8 Oz tube Lubricom, CS-LubeTube X 5

$45.00
End Date: Tuesday Oct-23-2018 6:17:46 PDT
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Super Lube White Silicone Di-Electric Grease, 3 oz., NLGI Grade: 2 91003

$18.95
End Date: Saturday Oct-20-2018 11:04:02 PDT
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Super Lube 21030 Synthetic Grease, 3 Oz

$5.19
End Date: Wednesday Nov-14-2018 23:25:00 PST
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Super Lube 11 oz. Synthetic Multi-purpose Aerosol with Syncolon (PTFE) Non-toxic

$10.55
End Date: Thursday Nov-1-2018 4:01:08 PDT
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SUPER LUBE 14oz CARTRIDGE Synthetic Grease w/ Syncolon Multi Purpose Lubricant

$8.99
End Date: Monday Oct-29-2018 3:49:57 PDT
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3 Super Lube 92150 PTFE Silicone Lubricating Grease 14.1 oz Cartridge

$36.99
End Date: Sunday Nov-11-2018 14:51:52 PST
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SUPER LUBE Synthetic Grease Dielectric PTFE Multi Purpose Lubricant 12g/0.42oz

$10.60
End Date: Sunday Nov-4-2018 19:34:15 PST
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New Genuine GM ACDelco Super Lube with PTFE 3 oz 10-4057 12371287

$13.95
End Date: Friday Nov-9-2018 1:29:31 PST
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Alco Super Lube "00" Grease 32 oz. Bottle Universal for all "00" equipment

$15.43
End Date: Tuesday Nov-6-2018 11:58:28 PST
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Taming the ‘Wulf – My Adventure With a .50 Beowulf AR Rifle

When I first heard of the .50 Beowulf cartridge, it got added to my bucket list immediately. What’s not to like – the ballistics of the .45-70 cartridge in an AR platform that hits like a freight train. Somewhat humorously, I’d also point out that it drops noticeably at 150 yards and like a pumpkin after 200 yards but boy, does it hit hard when it does.

I have fun assembling AR lowers the way I want them and figured I would save time and get an assembled upper. In early 2016, I looked at two different vendors of assembled uppers – Alexander Arms (AA), who was the originator of the cartridge, and Radical Firearms, a discount AR rifle and assembler of uppers and lowers in Texas. A basic AA upper was around $719 that did not have a brake (or threading) and basic handguards. A decent looking Radical unit in the generic 12.7×42 chamber was only $598. It seemed like a no brainer and I went with the Radical unit.

To jump ahead just a bit — I wish I had bought a better AA upper for $923-1190. The Radical upper caused me quite a bit of grief and I am going to chronicle my adventure here because I did get it to work out in the end and was very happy with the results but I had to work for it.

Radical Arms Challenges

When I first ran across Radical, I had high hopes. In an impulse buy, I purchased two 5.56 uppers and the 12.7×42 upper. In case you are wondering why I am listing 12.7×42, that is the generic designation for the .50 Beowulf cartridge that AA owns the intellectual property for. By using the metric designation, Radical could build an upper without paying anything to AA.

When I bought my uppers, Radical was undergoing a huge growth spurt and I had to wait some period of time (4-8 weeks maybe) for the uppers. That was not a big deal to me. The AR uppers arrived and while gritty and needing polishing, they worked.  Basically, what you’d expect with relatively low cost mass assembled products.

The 12.7×42 upper was a different story. Sometimes it would cycle and sometimes it would not. Radical took forever to respond to emails and what not so I figured screw it, I’ll just treat the assembled upper as a collection of parts and move ahead. To be perfectly clear, I parted ways with Radical and did not give them a chance to fix it after I got frustrated by how everything was going.

So, I started researching on the web and found that Beowulfs use a bolt head that is slightly different than a 7.62×39 AR bolt. After cycling my rifle by hand over and over, I concluded the cartridge was not seating properly in the bolt face and ordered a true .50 Beowulf bolt directly from Alexander Arms (not Radical). Problem solved. It’s run perfectly ever since. Whether Radical installed the wrong bolt or an out of spec bolt, I don’t know. I threw the offending bolt in the trash and called it even,

Another irritation Radical caused me was when the handguard loosened up because they hadn’t used Loc-tite on the screws. My recommendation is to just use Blue Loc-Tite if you run into this – it worked fine for me. I like the handguard otherwise.

The one thing they got right was the barrel. I heard Satern made the barrel but don’t know for sure. It is wonderfully accurate with the big 350gr XTP hollow point cartridges that AA makes. I am very pleased with that combination.

Yes, I eventually got it to work.  No, will not buy from Radical again but I definitely would buy more stuff from Alexander Arms.  I dealt with them on the phone a few times for ammo as well as the website.  The staff were pleasant to deal with and shipping was always prompt.

Addressing Recoil

I was not impressed by the muzzle brake that Radical supplied and started researching the best brake for the Beowulf. Bear in mind the muzzle has a pretty unique thread at 49/64″-20 threads per inch (TPI).  In addition, I knew I would need a jam nut to address the timing so the brake could be level on the barrel and it needed to be steel and not aluminum.

The Timber Creek Beowulf Brake Rocks!

To make a long story short, Timber Creek makes a Beowulf brake that does a great job. It seriously cut the recoil back and made the biggest difference of all my modifications.  They make them with two different threads so make sure the one you order matches your rifle.

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Here it is on my rifle – notice the big ports that redirect some of the gasses backwards:

Added a Limbsaver Recoil Pad to the Magpul ACS Stock

Limbsaver makes great recoil pads – I discovered them some years ago and have used them on a number of rifles and shotguns over the years. What is cool is that they also make a recoil pad specifically for the butt plate that the Magpul CTR and ACS stocks use – plus some other models. I like ACS stocks so it was a no-brainer for me to get this thicker spongy pad to help absorb recoil.

Weighting the MagPul ACS Stock

The next important element I did to reduce recoil was to add a mixture of bird shot and epoxy into the compartments of the MagPul ACS stock. I just stirred up a mixture of #7 lead bird shot with epoxy, filled all the voids I could and wiped off the excess liquid epoxy checking all the seams until it gelled enough. Here, you can see a hint of it sticking out.

Another benefit is that it really helps improve the balance of the rifle because otherwise it is very nose heavy.
H2 or Hydraulic Buffer

The last thing I did was to try different buffers. Bill Alexander designed the cartridge to work with a normal AR buffer. I went from a normal/H1 buffer to an H2 and finally to an Enedine Hydraulic buffer, which is in it right now. With each step, the recoil seemed to go down a tad but did not make a huge difference.

Vortex Scope

I was thinking about using the rifle either for hogs or deer so I wanted a scope that could go from a fairly wide field of vision at 2.5x all the way up to a decent zoom at 10x. Vortex is always my first choice in scopes so I bought a Viper PST 2.5-10×44 scope and Vortex rings.

This is a wicked combination. I have thoroughly enjoyed this scope on the Beowulf. It holds zero and is nice and bright.  You can’t go wrong with Vortex scopes in my honest opinion. Because of the Beowulf’s recoil, use quality rings and be very sure to torque all the screws down to spec so the optic stays put.

By the way, you may scoff at the notion of buying quality rings.  A lot of the cheap imported rings are just aluminum.  You’ll notice they don’t list a torque spec.  Quality rings such as the ones fro Vortex will tell you a torque spec to hit and they often have steel inserts for the threads.  You get what you pay for.

Note, in mid-2018 Vortex came out with what they call the “PST Gen 2” series of scopes and this first generation model has been discontinued.  The closest scopes now are 3-15×44 and 2-10×32  -I don’t think you can go wrong one way or the other.  I’d probably opt for a 2-10×32 MRAD scope to have the widest field of view at a low power.

Magazines

The Beowulf actually can use easily modified standard 5.56 aluminum magazines.  Click here for a blog post about the easy procedure.

End Result

The rifle turned out great.  The final “felt” recoil was about that of a 20 gauge slug gun, if that.  I could shoot round after round without regretting the kick 🙂

I had fun building and shooting it. As I get older the more I realize I enjoy learning about the engineering and history of arms. The “Wulf” has a new owner now and I hope it serves him well.


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How to Convert an Aluminum AR-15 5.56/223 Magazine For .50 Beowulf Rounds

When Bill Alexander decided to make the .50 Beowulf round, he really got me excited 🙂  The idea of a heavy thumper round in an AR platform really appealed to me so I bought one and one issue that popped up was where to find magazines that were not really expensive.

Once in a while the answer is really straight forward and this is one of those times.  You do not need to change the feed lips or the follower on a standard 5.56/.223 magazine, you just need to bevel the front lip at about 45 degrees (the exact angle doesn’t seem to be a big deal) so the giant .50 Beowulf bullet goes up and, this is the key part, the leading lip of the brass case hits the little ramp and goes up it vs. hanging. In this next photo – see how the lip of the case will catch?  It may catch sometimes or all the time – for me it was practically all the time.

All I did was use a medium grit little sanding drum in my Dremel to bevel the magazine’s front lip – you are basically making an ad hoc feed ramp so the case doesn’t catch.  The round you see has the big 350 grain XTP bullet – they hit like a freight train.

This is a really quick operation and you don’t need to take a ton off.  I do it with the magazine empty of course, insert a round into the magazine and test then do a bit more.  I’d repeat the removal and testing until the round went right up into the chamber.  After the first few magazines, I had it down pat.

In this next photo, see the shiny little ramp?

That’s all there is to it.  I just used quality aluminum magazines and did the tweaking.  Polymer mags, such as MagPul take more work and I simply didn’t feel like bothering with them.  I did use quality magazines and avoided cheap stuff and I also used the anti-tilt followers – just regular 5.56 followers – nothing special.

In a standard 20 round aluminum 5.56/.223 magazine, you can fit up to seven Beowulf rounds.  In a 30 round magazines, you can fit up to 10.  I never tried any of the higher capacity magazines so I can’t speak to them at all.

This approach worked great for me and I hope it helps you as well.


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How to Remove Old Cosmoline and Grease or Even Free Up Rusty Parts The Easy Way

We’ve all had parts come in with really dried out preservative on it such as grease or cosmoline.  I bought some 100 year old khukuri blades that were coated in dried out grease and realized this was a great time to take some photos.  There’s a way to get all this crud off very easily – most will practically wipe off!

I learned the following trick years ago after a friend was worried I would blow myself up using gas, brake cleaner, etc.  In hindsight I must admit it was risky but I rationalized it because I needed to get the parts clean – this is not only effective but also way safer.

Take a 5 gallon pail with a sealable lid on it.  In the photos you see a basic Ace Hardware plastic bucket with it’s lid that has a waterproof gasket.

I first learned about this years ago for firearms and it is a cleaner known as Ed’s Red and I’ve used it ever since.  The formula was developed and shared by a gentleman named “Ed Harris” and it works great for dissolving grease, cosmoline and even penetrating rusty parts.

The basic formula is:

  • 1 part Dexron III or better
  • 1 part deodorized kerosene
  • 1 part mineral spirits
  • 1 part acetone

I use it over and over, which is why I recommended the lid.  I’ve been using this bucket for probably 3-5 years now.  If it gets really gross or seems to stop working then I will change it but it’s fine so far.

So, I set the blades in the ATF and liberally coated the sides and let it sit.  I periodically would reverse the blades so they could be immersed.  If they were smaller parts, I’d drop them in there and let them sit for a few days.

What I wold so each time when I turned them was to rub the blades down and try and get the softened/dissolved grease off.  A lot of it would wipe right off with no scrubbing.

So here they are a couple of days later simply wiped down.  I left a thin film of ATF on them to reduce the odds of rust but all the old dried grease is gone.

When I am done, I put the lid back on and move the pail out of the way.  I do keep wet parts out of the cleaner as I don’t want to contaminate it with water but other than that, I’ve soaked all kinds of greasy, oily, rusty, dirty parts in this.  The crud settles to the bottom of the pail over time.  I’ve learned that if I stir it up there is a lot of debris.  If it gets too bad, it will be time for a new batch.

I mentioned it in passing but this is also great for penetrating rusty parts so you can take them apart.  I can’t begin to guess what all I have soaked in this bucket over the years but it sure includes gun parts, blades, rusty car parts, etc.  It’s a huge time saver and I hope it helps you out as well.

P.S.  If you want to read more on Ed’s formula, click here for his original article that is in the public domain.


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Yes, 922r Does Apply to Short Barreled Rifles (SBRs)

Please note that I am not an attorney and this does not constitute legal advice.

The topic of 922r compliance and parts counts came up the other day as whether it applies to Short Barreled Rifles (SBR). In reading the conflicting ATF documentation, the last guidance given in technical branch letters from 2009 and 2010, the ATF does say it applies.  I put it this was as you should look at the trend over time which does seem to point towards 922r being applicable.

I am a very conservative guy and always try to stay on the safe side of legal issues so I would recommend ensuring your SBR is compliant with the 922r parts count requirements.  If you do this then you do not need to worry about it and I am sure there are folks who would disagree with me.

Here is the 2009 letter:

Here is the three page 2010 letter:

Again, please let me stress that I am not an attorney.  If you have any questions on this, I would recommend doing your own research and/or retaining legal counsel.

 


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