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Old 02-20-2012, 06:56 PM
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Re: Barrel break in

Wow thanks fellas . Saved me alot of time. I will try 50 rnds and cleaning .
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:14 PM
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Once a custom barrel is well "shot in" you can cut down on cleanings, some of my f-class rifles have gone 100- 120 rounds and still shot 198 and 199 at 1000 yards.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:32 PM
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Enzo, quit cleaning! Just shoot the thing. When it starts to obviously open up the groups, then clean. Probably be long after you are afraid you are hurting it by not cleaning. You are able to actually hurt it by cleaning.
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Old 02-21-2012, 03:18 AM
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Re: Barrel break in

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Once a custom barrel is well "shot in" you can cut down on cleanings, some of my f-class rifles have gone 100- 120 rounds and still shot 198 and 199 at 1000 yards.
198 and 199? Maybe if you cleaned a little more you wouldn't be droppin' points!
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:27 AM
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198 and 199? Maybe if you cleaned a little more you wouldn't be droppin' points!
Good Point! I'll have to rethink this whole barrel swabbin'
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Old 02-21-2012, 11:33 AM
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Re: Barrel break in

Every barrel is different. Mine all require various cleaning at different times to keep them shooting their best. Here are a couple good reads.

Bore Cleaning Method

Bore Brushing--How Much is Too Much?

Jon
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