Hey guys, I just bought an AR and want to know what the proper procedure is for breaking in a barrel. It's a Brownell's barrel if that helps. This is my first rifle, but I grew up hunting (got my first shotgun at 14 yrs old) and mostly used my father's expensive Beretta's, Remington's, etc.
At the moment all I have is a standard cheap Outer 32 piece cleaning kit, and a Hoppes bore snake on the way. I ordered Froglube from Botach a week ago but they just emailed me last night saying it's back ordered for 3 weeks. So I need to order it elsewhere or just choose a different product/s.
I know there are tons of products out there and some people use Mobil1 while others spend hundreds of dollars on various solvents and lubes. What are the basic products I should look for to maintain my rifle? My father uses Remington oil and wd40 for everything but he doesn't go to the range or anything so his guns don't see THAT much use. I want to keep it minimal and affordable and would rather not have 4-5 different products.