AHot Wet Tropical

• Perform normal maintenance.

• Clean and lubricate your rifle more often. Inspect hidden surfaces for corrosion. Pay particular attention to spring-loaded detents.

• Use lubricant more liberally.

• Unload and check the inside of the magazine more frequently. Wipe dry and check for corrosion.

• When practical, keep the rifle covered.

b. Hot, Dry Desert. Hot dry climates are usually areas that contain blowing sand and fine dust. Dust and sand will get into the rifle and magazines, causing stoppages. It is imperative to pay particular attention to the cleaning and lubrication of the rifle in this type of climate.

• Corrosion is less likely to form in these environments, and lubrication will attract more dirt. For this reason, use lubrication more sparingly.

1 • Whenever practical, keep the rifle covered.

2 c. Arctic or Low Temperature. Clean and lubricate the rifle in a warm room, with the rifle at

3 room temperature, if possible. Lubricating Oil, Arctic Weapons (LAW) can be used below a

4 temperature of zero degrees Fahrenheit and must be used below -35 degrees Fahrenheit.

5 • Keep the rifle covered when moving from a warm to a cold environment to allow gradual

6 cooling of the rifle. This prevents the condensation of moisture and freezing.

7 • Condensation will form on the rifle when it is moved from outdoors to indoors. If

8 possible, leave the rifle in a protected but cold area outdoors. When bringing the rifle

9 inside to a warm place, it should be disassembled and wiped down several times as it

10 warms.

11 • Always try to keep the rifle dry.

12 • Unload and hand function the rifle every 30 minutes, if possible, to help prevent freezing

13 of functional parts.

15 • Keep the inside of the magazine and ammunition wiped dry. Moisture will freeze and

16 cause stoppages.

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