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Old 03-15-2007, 04:58 AM
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Breaking in a barrel

I am trying to break in a barrel in my Tikka. I was using Jb Bore conditioner and a standard Klean bore solvent/conditioner to get the Jb out. I fired one round and cleaned, fired one round and cleaned...for a total of 12 rounds before I realized that I wasn't getting all the copper out. I am now using Hoppes number 9 and I have cleaned it several times and am still getting a little copper out each time, but I see no end in sight (I still have not fired it since the origional 12 rounds). Here are my questions, Is this a good solvent? Am I correct in thinking that the copper will be out when I shine a light at the muzzle and don't see any and when the patches don't get dirty any more? Can I re-break in the barrel (has this first 12 rounds w/o perfect cleaning hurt this rifle? Can you break in a 30-06 rifle that has had possibly 2000 rounds fired through it w/o an excellent job of cleaning before?
I appreciate your advice.
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:15 AM
 
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Re: Breaking in a barrel

Bore Tec eliminator? or sweets 7.62,Barnes CR10.All will get the copper out.Use a steel cored nylon brush as the solvent is ammonia which will eat the brush if you use a bronze brush giving false reading for copper in the barrel.
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Old 03-15-2007, 02:39 PM
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Re: Breaking in a barrel

My gun smith just turned me onto some new stuff; Montana x-treme copper cleaner, used to be 50bmg cleaner I think. It is great stuff if you have LOTS of ventilation. DO NOT TAKE A WHIFF!!! I learned the hard way, thought I would need 911. (I shouldn't admit that) My smith's words were; "It wipes the @$$ of all other solvents out there!" It works great for me. Give it a try.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:54 AM
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Re: Breaking in a barrel

My use of Montana Extreme 50BMG proved to be more effective than WipeOut via bore scope.
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Old 03-16-2007, 09:12 AM
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Re: Breaking in a barrel

Colby,
Hmmmmm, that sounds just like someone I am aquainted with just east of town. The "GUNPHD"!
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Old 03-16-2007, 10:12 AM
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Re: Breaking in a barrel

That's the guy! I just got my first rig back from him, 22-250 blueprinted and bored out to AI. With the wind we've had lately haven't had a chance to really try it out yet.

Sorry, didn't mean to hijack the string.
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Old 03-16-2007, 01:12 PM
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Re: Breaking in a barrel

That ME 50BMG is strong stuff for sure. It's the best copper solvent I've used to date.
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