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Old 09-20-2013, 03:34 PM   #1
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Cleaning my M400

Hey all,

I am super new to the rifle world so please forgive my ignorance. I have to wait 4 more days to pick up my M400. In the mean time I'm looking for some cleaning techniques. I was hoping you all could share your cleaning steps for the M400 with me. What to clean? What not to clean? How to clean? What to clean with? And any other suggestions.

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Old 09-20-2013, 05:56 PM   #2
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Take a look at this:

:: Guides

And this:

http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_3_7/548...BE_POINTS.html
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Old 09-20-2013, 09:18 PM   #3
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Cool Great Rifle Choice!

Welcome to the Forum tsallan1!

Everyone was new to the AR-15 at some point so no problem.

You will find a lot of information on the internet (good post Malicious Compliance) as well as your owners manual and other books related to AR-15 rifle maintenance, and it sounds like you are asking the right questions to keep your new rifle in good condition for a long time.

My first suggestion would be to get a AR-15 bore guide of some type and a one piece cleaning rod and always clean the bore from the breech end to the crown to help protect the rifling from damage thus insuring long term accuracy.

And don't forget to stager the 3 bolt ring gaps for a good gas seal.

Congratulations, I hope you really enjoy your new Sig M400!



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Me too (two weeks old). Not sure what a guide rod does yet.

So far for me:





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Welcome from Florida. Its a great gun. All of the above info is very useful look them all over. I would tell you that there will be a packing film on the inside and outside of the gun that you need to clean off. most any of the cleaners will work. Make sure you take the bolt assembly out and apart to clean. The m400 does like it wet after cleaning. Good luck and enjoy a great gun.
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Me too (two weeks old). Not sure what a guide rod does yet...
If you are referring to the cleaning rod guide, it keeps the cleaning rod from contacting those minuscule rifling lands, possibly causing damage over time when cleaning the barrel bore from the breech. (which you should be doing)

I've invested too much $$$ in an effort to wring the utmost accuracy from my M400 (barrel, trigger, scope, etc.) to settle for some haphazard cleaning procedure.

...besides all those guys that shoot tiny groups at amazing distances swear by them.




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