Re: Seasoning a new rifle
The main advantage in breaking in a new barrel is that if you properly clean until
the barrel is broke in it will fowl less from then on.
To prove this I shot a rifle 50 times with out cleaning and it took almost 4 hrs and
many patches to clean it back to bare bore condition.
Then after every 5 shots cleaned again. and it took several swabbings and a dozen
or more patches to clean back to bare bore condition.
I ended up having several hundred rounds through it before it would clean up very
And after comparing it with a bore scope to a barrel that was broke in using the shoot
and clean method I was amazed at the difference. (Both barrels were the same make
The barrel that was not broken in took over 200 rounds to settel in and the one that
was broke in started shooting and cleaning very well after only 12 to 15 rounds.
So now I break in "ALL" new barrels !!!!!!
Most of the custom barrel makers recomend a break in procedure.
The choice is yours.
J E CUSTOM