Re: First Long range rifle and first attempt at it
Originally Posted by 2robate
Sorry guys im new and still trying to sort through all of this stuff. I keep seeing stuff about breaking in a barrel. What exactly does that mean? Oh and im not in any position to give advice to anyone but i feel like the old adage holds true. Crawl before you walk, walk before you run. Good luck OP
A lot of barrels, even the aftermarket barrels need to be worked over with loaded rounds. The barrels have a tendency to have machining marks that catch copper as the bullet rotates through. Some are far worse than others, and factory barrels are the biggest abusers of copper collecting. So by breaking in the barrel, it smooths the bore making it faster, more accurate, and clean up better. It doesn't eliminate the problem entirely, but lessens the issue. Some guys swear by it, and others could care less. I am a firm believer in barrel break in. There are many different ways to do it. Some factory rifles give instructions on how to break in their barrels.
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