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Unread 09-08-2008, 06:32 PM
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Barrel Breakin with Moly Powder (not bullets)

I read an interesting article that advocated the use of Moly powder (not moly coated bullets) during the barrel breakin process as a way to reduce metal to metal contact. Does this seem like a good alternative to the old wisdom of shoot and clean, shoot and clean?

The article can been found by searching google for "barrel break in process"
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    Just to see, I googled "barrel break in process" and got 260,000 entries. I not going to look that hard.
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    Re: Barrel Breakin with Moly Powder (not bullets)

    Afew BR shooters, that I shoot with, have been mixing Moly in with their powder for years. I don't recall that it was for "breaking in", specifically, but they claimed that it lowered the burn temp of the powder and kept theoat erosion to a minimum. I have my doubts.
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    Re: Barrel Breakin with Moly Powder (not bullets)

    Get a better understanding of what a barrel break-in process is

    I think this was the link he was referring to. I've read it before, and having met and talked with Mike Rock, I might be inclined to give it a try with my next barrel...who knows, it might work great?!
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    I read an interesting article that advocated the use of Moly powder (not moly coated bullets) during the barrel breakin process as a way to reduce metal to metal contact. ...

    I thought this is why we put a light coating of oil after cleaning? Kirby told me not to shoot a 'dry' barrel, that a very light oil coating or fouling from the previous shot was necessary to protect the barrel.

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    Re: Barrel Breakin with Moly Powder (not bullets)

    I use this method quite often. I have even used it on a barrel that wasnt shooting up to expectations and lowered the group size quite a bit. I use the Sentry Solutions kit. Mike Rock vouged for this system.
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