Tip of the boonie hat to Randy.
In addition to the rigid quality controls of manufacturing, the feature that sets the Anderson AM15 Rifles apart from the masses is the proprietary RF85 treatment allowing Anderson weapon systems to operate efficiently without “Wet” lubricant. In a coefficient friction test performed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the reduction of friction on all steel surfaces was reduced by 85% — without traditional “wet” lubricant, hence the name RF85. An RF-85 treated weapon cycles faster and more reliably, operates at cool er temperatures, experiences significantly less wear and, without traditional “WET” lubricant, doesn’t experience failures due to excess dirt and carbon fouling in the action.
In the video (at the link), which was made at Oak Ridge National Laboratories, the untreated rifle took 23% longer to cycle than the RF85 treated rifle during testing. Oil attracts dirt, sand, grit and other harmful particles. By using the RF85 treatment not only will the gun operate almost a quarter precent faster but will also last longer due to less drag and wear. And accumulation of harmful elements is greatly reduced.
There was a bit of a dust-up on ARFcom last year when somebody at Anderson tried to pimp the product without revealing up front who they were.
My interest in posting this here is not so much to advertise for Anderson but to get folks thinking about a base-of-fire semi-auto weapon, whether it be AR, drum fed Kalashnikov, Simonov or whatever.