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Unread 03-13-2011, 08:20 AM
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Stupid ?

is one bullet better to break in a barrel
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    Unread 03-13-2011, 08:50 AM
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    Yes and no, I would stay away from the solid coppers but I usually use break in for initial load dvelopment. I pick a bullet and load a few with different charges and clean between shots. I shoot at the same point of aim and watch for a possible node and pressure signs. Buy the time it is broken in I usually have a load that only needs fine tuning. I feel this way I am not wasting bullets and powder plus I get some brass fire formed too.

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    I have used tubbs 2000 on a my 270 win, ar-15 and resorted my 220 swift. These are great bullets to break your barrel in with. Much less round through it and gives a great polish to the barrel.
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    I kind of agree with Broz... I wouldn't use the solid copper bullets, but I do prefer the E-Tips which are a solid (monometal) guilded metal bullet.

    On load development with break-in... I've tried that with varying results and my approach now is to do them separately, one reason being, that it usually takes a couple to several shots to settle in a barrel after a good cleaning. That being said, one can hardly second guess Jeff's results.

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    I have used tubbs 2000 on a my 270 win, ar-15 and resorted my 220 swift. These are great bullets to break your barrel in with. Much less round through it and gives a great polish to the barrel.
    I have always wondered about this method. Just been a little hesitant as it seems like it might be a little too abrasive and change the nature of the throat. It might be OK for factory barrels but I would probably pass on customs.
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    On load development with break-in... I've tried that with varying results and my approach now is to do them separately, one reason being, that it usually takes a couple to several shots to settle in a barrel after a good cleaning. That being said, one can hardly second guess Jeff's results.

    -Mark
    Sorry to drift off topic a little here but this could be relevan. Mark what are you using for a cleaner for break in?

    I use to see the 2~3 shots to settle one in after cleaning. But since I have been using BoreTech CU+2 I don't see this. I will not say this is a proven deal, but I have tested this a few times. My first shot after cleaning has been 1/2 moa to point of aim even when tested at 1000 and 1400 yards. I decided to try this after reading on the bottle you can leave CU+2 in the bore as a storage protectant. Then simply patch dry and shoot. It has worked for me even after setting a week in the safe. Patched dry and first shot was in the 7" circle on my target at 1400... Well 1395 to be exact.

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    Shoot about 1000 paper patch through it....and it'll really smooth up!!
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