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How often or after how many rounds do you pull the barrel off & remove the piston and tappet cor cleaning?
 
Posts: 2258 | Location: Missouri | Registered: November 10, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Following. Curious on when to do this.




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Posts: 7542 | Location: Alpharetta, GA | Registered: August 04, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I can't tell you and as far as I can see Sig doesn't seem to say in the manual. But I've been running my MPX in near weekly matches since I got it and waiting to see what actually causes it to degrade or stop running. I have not touched those parts just under 5K rounds. This post may make me take it apart and see how messy it really is.
I have kept the bolt, carrier, op rod and all those reciprocating parts cleaned and well lubricated about every 1K rounds or so, and generally give a small squirt on the bolt etc. if I think its looking dry before a match. SO far the gun has been completely reliable.


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I use shit tula, wolf, brownbear ammo in my mpx. I clean it about every 500 to 750 rounds.

When i first got it, i would have issues every 100 rounds or so for the first 1k. Since then, the mags have relaxed, the whole gun has been broken in. It now just ticks along.
 
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Just to note this, I have been running this gun indoors (winter up here) and since I had a lead scare a few years ago my MPX has only run lead free ammo. That ammo in my experience is exceptionally clean especially compared to the stuff DSgrouse is using.


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Some recommendation from SIG would be nice. More out of curiosity than for any functional issues, I pulled the gas value & tappet out at about 500 rounds. Most of that was Federal Am Eagle 115g & some home brew using CFE Pistol. It was tough to get the gas valve out but a little lube fixed that. Keeping the parts wet with MPro-7 for about 15 minutes loosened most of the baked-on residue. There is no indication these parts should be lubed so I but it back together dry. Based on this one experience I think I'll make this scheduled maintenance after every 1k or so (I am not using a suppressor), but from hrcjon's comments it clearly can go a lot longer.
 
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We have a week off between the indoor and outdoor seasons so I plan to pull mine apart this week. I'll post what I find. I bet it will be dirty based on the above.
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My pistol has a good 3k of brown bear through it (binary trigger) and I've not even looked at the piston.

Ugh, might be a bit of a mess.
 
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