Breaking In Your New 308
  1. Thoroughly clean the chamber of your new firearm, and clean after every shooting session
  2. Generously lube the bolt carrier group (BCG) with Frog Lube, CLP, Rem-Oil or your favorite gun lubricant which can include WD-40. As your firearm breaks in less lubrication will be needed and after a few hundred rounds just a light wipe will be sufficient
  3. Put a little lubricant in the buffer tube, white grease is a good choice, but WD-40 will work in a pinch
  4. Never use lubrication in your gas system. The gas system should always be run without lubricant. You can clean the gas block the same as you would your barrel just make sure you wipe it dry afterwards
  5. Avoid lead tipped ammo unless you are comfortable with polishing your feed ramps
  6. There is no break-in required for the barrel, just clean it at the end of each shooting session.
  7. POF-USA only recommends the use of factory new ammo, and cannot offer you advice or tips regarding handloading or re-loaded ammo
  8. POF-USA only recommends the use of Magpul GEN 3 PMAGS and/or Lancer L7AWM magazines in your any of your  .308/7.62x51 caliber model firearms.
  9. New firearms (less than 400 rounds) will perform better using jacketed ammo 168gr or heavier
An excellent video for cleaning your firearm
Breaking In Your New P415
  1. Thoroughly clean the chamber of your new firearm, and clean after every shooting session
  2. Generously lube the bolt carrier group (BCG) with Frog Lube, CLP, Rem-Oil or your favorite gun lubricant which can include WD-40. As your firearm breaks in less lubrication will be needed and after a few hundred rounds just a light wipe will be sufficient
  3. Put a little lubricant in the buffer tube, white grease is a good choice, but WD-40 will work in a pinch
  4. Never use lubrication in your gas system. The gas system should always be run without lubricant. You can clean the gas block the same as you would your barrel just make sure you wipe it dry afterwards
  5. There is no break-in required for the barrel, just clean it at the end of each shooting session. Check out the “Cleaning Procedures” tab on this page (below) for tips
  6. POF-USA only recommends the use of factory new ammo, and cannot offer you advice or tips regarding handloading or re-loaded ammo
I followed the guidelines and I am still having problems. What do I do now?

Contact Technical Support [email protected] or if you do not have access to email, you can call them at 623-561-9572. When contacting Technical Support always know the Serial Number of the firearm, the brand and type of ammo being used, the brand of magazine being used, and the setting of the gas system when your malfunction occurred.

  1. Should your POF-USA firearm require service it should be returned to the POF-USA factory. Technical Support will provide you with a shipping address and possibly a Return Authorization Number (RMA)
  2. Ensure your firearm or upper is unloaded.
  3. Do not ship any ammunition with the firearm (ship separately if required).
  4. Enclose a letter containing your full name, street address (no P.O. Boxes), Daytime Phone Number, Email Address, Serial Number of the Firearm, and Details of the Problems Experienced.
  5. We recommend that you insure your shipment.
  6. Customers pay shipping when returning product to POF-USA. We will pay return shipping charges for warranty repaired product to customer.
  7. For non-warranty repairs customer will be contacted with an estimate for repair to include cost of parts, labor, and return shipping.
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