Originally Posted by bookworm
1) I have a new rifle I'll be breaking in and plan to use the mfg recommended method of (shoot 1 round + clean) x 10 reps. Is that a reasonable method?
2) I got some advice from an old friend that I should coat the barrel with Molly lube before the barrel break-in. He claims that it fills in imperfections and makes the barrel last longer. I hear a lot of people moving to Molly coated bullets but I've not ever read that Molly lube in the barrel has worthwhile benefits. Any experience with this technique or with Molly lube in the bore in general?
On question number 1= I very much believe in proper break in of "ANY" barrel If you want the best life and accuracy plus the benefit of a minimum fouling barrel. Most barrel makers recomend some
sort of break in to Improve the performance of there product and the shoot and clean is the most
Number two= Do not use Molly in the barrel before break, in It will slow the process.
The only place that I would recomend using Molly in a barrel is a badly pitted one or just a
very rough factory barrel that fouls excessively.
Oddly enough it works well on Muzzle loaders preventing powder fouling and will increase
shot count without cleaning.
And it works well on shot guns to prevent the build up of plastic from the wads.
Molly bullets are a mixed bag IMO , They will increase velocity(Load data is different because of
lower pressure by less resistance ). Molly will also build up over time and will have to be
removed (Also not easy). Molly bullets are said to increase barrel life but I have not used enough
to see if this is true.
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