Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

New rifle break-in

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-11-2009, 02:22 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 64
New rifle break-in

what is the right way to break-in an off the shelf remington, savage, etc 243? and why? just curious
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-11-2009, 01:39 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Millbrook ,NY.
Posts: 352
Re: New rifle break-in

skan, just do a search this topic has been covered many times..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-11-2009, 04:05 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 41
Re: New rifle break-in

Skandlus:

Here is a good, short explaination:

Rifles / Rifle Bore - Break In, Cleaning For Accuracy

Another one from a barrel maker:

Break-In & Cleaning

Hope this helps.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-11-2009, 04:34 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 64
Re: New rifle break-in

well... after sifting through a bunch of crap for a gem on the search... which is like finding a needle in a haystack, this is what I guess I will stick with... if its good enough for Gale, its good enough for me

Barrel Break-In
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-11-2009, 09:24 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 41
Re: New rifle break-in

Just remember, a preponderance of evidence suggests you can't believe everything you read on the web.



All I can tell ya is that I break-in all my barrels...my buddies don't. I shoot sub MOA groups, they use paper plates for targets.

I'm just sayin'
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-11-2009, 09:57 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,355
Re: New rifle break-in

Quote:
Originally Posted by skandlus View Post
well... after sifting through a bunch of crap for a gem on the search... which is like finding a needle in a haystack, this is what I guess I will stick with... if its good enough for Gale, its good enough for me

Barrel Break-In
I feel I have to respond to this because of opposing opinions on this subject and the experiences
I have had with both break in and non break in of barrels.

First the barrels with no break in= The barrels that I did not break in fouled much worse and required much more cleaning time. Also they needed to be seasoned (10 or more rounds avg)
before they settled in and started shooting and after shooting a match they required major
cleaning and had to be re seasoned before the next match.

With the barrel break in procedure being used = I found that they required very little cleaning,
even after 100 shot matches and returned to best groups after only one fouling shot or just
dry patching. Also My rifles seemed to be more forgiving on any loads fired (None were really
bad) and SDs were always better for some reason.

Not to long ago I worked on a friends 6mm WSSM that would not shoot under 4" groups after
full floating the barrel installing pillars and bedding.(It was a Winchester coyote) the barrel was
very rough. after a light lapping we broke the barrel in cleaning and shooting and with in 25 rounds it was shooting under 1 MOA and is still improving the more he shoots it.

There are some that don't break in there barrels and that's fine if that's what they want to do
but "NOW" I break in all barrels because of the benefits in barrel life,performance and ease
of cleaning.

So each to his own !

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-12-2009, 08:44 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 41
Re: New rifle break-in

Well put J. E.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: New rifle break-in
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new rifle break in? FFemt5287 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 6 10-11-2009 11:19 AM
Proper Break in of a Rifle for max. accuracy. bowhunter1001 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 21 05-10-2008 02:50 PM
break-in leatherman92 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 04-16-2008 06:58 AM
New rifle break-in sewwhat89 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 1 08-11-2005 06:03 AM
New rifle break-in Musket_0 The Basics, Starting Out 5 10-19-2004 09:19 PM

Current Poll
Are you on Facebook?
Yes - 46.83%
1,084 Vote
No - 19.14%
443 Votes
No, but I may join - 1.77%
41 Votes
No way, are you kidding? - 36.03%
834 Votes
Total Votes: 2,315
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:28 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC