Got the AR cleaned tonight. Not to hard to do, but one thing to get is a bore guide, it's a lifesaver. Thankfully my Dad has all the setup for it.
Torture TestAdam,You don’t need to break in the barrel of your new Ruger AR-556. Take it out and shoot it. When I tested the AR-556 I treated it with Militec-1. It ran without a hitch and required minimal cleaning after 1,000 rounds. Although I expect any high quality lube to work well, the Militec-1 exceeded my expectations, so you might want to give it a try.Enjoy shooting your Ruger, it should give you many years of shooting pleasure.