The bolt carrier group (BCG) is one of the most important components in your AR-15 rifle. It’s what makes your rifle fire, and it needs to be properly lubricated for it to function properly. Oiling your BCG is a simple process, but you must do it correctly.
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to oil your bolt carrier group:
- First, make sure that your gun is unloaded and the magazine is removed.
- Next, open the action and visually inspect the BCG to make sure there isn’t any dirt or debris inside.
- Once you’ve inspected the BCG, apply a few drops of oil to all of the moving parts.
- Finally, close the action and cycle the charging handle a few times to distribute the oil evenly.
It’s important to note that you should only use lightweight oil on your BCG. Heavy oils can cause problems with reliability, so it’s best to avoid them.
If you have any further questions about bolt carrier groups, feel free to contact us and we’d be happy to help.
You will need a few supplies before you start oiling your bolt carrier group. You will need:
- A quality gun oil (I prefer Mobil 1 Synthetic Gun Oil)
- A clean rag
- A paper towel
- Q-tips (optional)
First, make sure that your bolt carrier group is completely dry. If there is any oil or residue on the surface, clean it off with a rag and paper towel. Next, apply a small amount of gun oil to the rag and wipe down the entire surface of the bolt carrier group. You don’t need to use a lot of gun oil, just enough to coat the surface. Once you have coated the bolt carrier group with gun oil, use the Q-tips to get into any hard-to-reach areas.
Repeat this process every time you clean your weapon. You should also oil your bolt carrier group after extended periods of storage.
It’s a good idea to oil your bolt carrier group (BCG) regularly – especially if you live in a humid climate. Oiling the BCG will help prevent rust and corrosion, and will keep it operating smoothly.
To oil the BCG, first, remove it from the gun. Then, using a clean rag or paper towel, wipe off any existing dirt or debris. Next, apply a thin layer of oil to all surfaces of the BCG, including the bolt itself, the carrier, and any moving parts. Be sure to get into all of the nooks and crannies! Once you’ve applied the oil, use another clean rag to wipe off any excess.
Now reassemble your gun and you’re good to go!
Cleaning and lubricating your bolt carrier group (BCG) is a critical part of maintenance for your AR-15 rifle. A properly lubricated BCG will ensure reliable function and long-term durability. But with so many different lubricants and oils on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is best for your BCG. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps of how to oil bolt carrier group properly, so you can keep your AR-15 running like new.
Before you get started, it’s important to have the right tools and supplies on hand. You’ll need a clean rag or paper towel, a latex glove (optional), and a small bottle of oil. For oil, we recommend using a quality gun oil or CLP (cleaner, lubricant, protectant). We do not recommend using WD-40 or other household oils, as they can damage the finish on your BCG.
Once you have your supplies gathered, follow these steps to oil your BCG:
- Start by making sure your BCG is clean. If it’s been fired recently, you’ll need to remove all the carbon buildup from the surface. This can be done with a brush and some solvent, or you can use a commercial carbon cleaner like Bolt Carrier Group Cleaner.
- With the BCG clean, apply a small amount of oil to a rag or paper towel.
- Wipe down the entire surface of the BCG, making sure to get all the nooks and crannies.
- Once the BCG is coated with a thin layer of oil, you’re done! Be sure to check your owner’s manual for specific recommendations on how often to oil your BCG.
Oilers and extractors are used to oil the bolt carrier group (BCG). The oiler should be inserted into the charging handle slot and pushed forward until it contacts the BCG. The extractor is then used to remove any excess oil from the BCG.