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Old 09-08-2013, 07:32 AM
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thanks for the info guys...someone had mentioned proper barrel breakin...I have read a lot about this...and again am confused...some say it's a myth some simply clean factory barrel and go shoot while others use a specific shoot a shot then clean...repeat and so on. thoughts?
Keep it simple! Some barrel manufacturer's have their own recommended break-in process others don't even recommend any.

Here's one from Lilja barrels that I use ...

Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels - Centerfire Maintenance

If you're more of a visual type, there are tons of them in youtube.

Take a pick and enjoy ... good luck!
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:51 AM
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thanks for the info guys...someone had mentioned proper barrel breakin...I have read a lot about this...and again am confused...some say it's a myth some simply clean factory barrel and go shoot while others use a specific shoot a shot then clean...repeat and so on. thoughts?
First, make sure to clean your rifle thoroughly before you put your first round down range. I have gotten a surprising amount of gunk (I am guessing leftover lubricants/particles from the machining process) out of the bore and chamber of new rifles.

From there, in general, all you are really doing is shooting and cleaning the barrel until the rate of fouling slows down. By observing the cleaning process you will know when break-in has been achieved.

Once your break-in is complete, it may be useful to you to continue to shoot and observe the following:

1) How many rounds it takes from a clean barrel before your point of impact settles down and your rifle starts grouping well. This will tell you how many fouling shots to fire after a complete cleaning.

2) Continue shooting until you see a point of impact shift or accuracy deteriorates or both. Note the number of rounds fired before either one of these things happens. That will give you an idea of what your cleaning interval should be. Though the cleaning interval will likely change over the life of the barrel, you will still have a baseline to work from.

3) Both of the above can be done in the course of normal practice. So can barrel break-in, for that matter.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:05 AM
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Re: sub 1000$ Gun (Not Custom)

Wow, lots of new stuff since the last time I looked at this thread. As far as the Remington bolt handle goes, I tend to go with the Savage crowd and there's usually some taunting of the Remington guys all in good fun and I haven't heard of the 700's having any widespread problem with bolt handles popping off. Like it was mentioned before, ever manufacturer puts out some lemons. Personally, I wouldn't have any issue betting my life on a proven remington 700, although I'd still prefer a savage. Lots of great rifles out there and we are living in a golden age of rifle selection.

As far as breaking in a barrel goes, I look at it like this. You can either do it, and know that you did for every time you fire that rifle, or you can not do it and every time you go to the range you could have that little bit of doubt in the back of your mind making you wonder if you'd have broken in the barrel if it'd have been a better shooter. Personally, for the first 10 or so I fire one shot, and bore snake it, then every 5 shots or so then bore snake it. then every 10 shots or so and bore snake it. Once I've gotten to about 100 round I use the barrel foam and all the nasty solvents out there and clean the heck out of the barrel, then I go out and shoot the rifle a lot getting the barrel good and way to hot. When you break in the barrel, you're smoothing out rough spots, and I think it's good to heat it up to the point where it's going to releive any little stresses. That's just for me though, you can do whatever you want with your rifle.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:30 AM
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Re: sub 1000$ Gun (Not Custom)

go to riflemmans journal for barrel break in with no ommissions.
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:35 AM
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go to riflemmans journal for barrel break in with no ommissions.
Good call. German Salazar knows what he is doing.
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Old 09-09-2013, 11:15 PM
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go to riflemmans journal for barrel break in with no ommissions.
Barrel Break-In - A Detailed Description of My Process - Omitting No Steps
by Germán A. Salazar

Too bad it has been deleted from his blog. All that is left is the title and a big blank space.

Then again, that's probably his point, given this quote of his in another article:

"I've never been convinced of the necessity for any sort of break-in, normally with a new barrel I just take it out and shoot a match right away and this one was no different."
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