Originally Posted by SZairborne
I recently purchased a Remington 700 rifle in 308 caliber. Ive never had a new rifle where breaking in a barrel was a concern. The question i got is, after how many rounds would it take from a new rifle before you can say your zero will not be affected from other than environmental factors?
Im still new at this, but any help would be great.
The amount of rounds will vary from rifle to rifle .
The method I like is to Shoot one round and clean then repeat until the barrel cleans after
only two or three patches.
On custom barrels this takes from 6 to 15 rounds, factory barrels will take more. (15 to 25)
If broken in properly a barrel will not foul as bad and will clean up fast.
Some people don't believe in break in but I feel it prolongs barrel life.
Just an opinion
J E CUSTOM