Originally Posted by barnesuser28
Wow lots of great feedback, SBruce and Daves762, how many rounds did your break-in take?
Len, it sure looks like you do good work!
I am planning it to be a #4 contour at 24" as i want to keep it light for walking in the timber but be able to reach out to about 600-700 yards if need be. MUCH farther on varmints though
. Is this too thin and short?
As a Machinist I support a "barrel break in" but only till it groups well and cleans out fast, and my barrel did so very quickly.
I shot and cleaned for 10, then started shooting 5 rd groups with a cleaning inbetween. The third 5 shot group was the .194 group and the barrel stayed that tight ever since.
My rifle is posted on this site somewhere. It is 14lbs and some feel that is "heavy" but as a 35 year old fireman, in decent shape, I don't think an extra 5 lbs is going to make or break any hunt. If it does you need more treadmill, and not less rifle......