Originally Posted by FEENIX
So Gale McMillan believes barrel break in is "not necessary". Does that mean we all follow it or let the result speak for itself ... hopefully the accuracy, ease of cleaning/less fouling and other advantages, etc ... Is he the only barrel maker that believes on this practice? Most premium barrel makers such as Bartlein, Krieger, Lilja, Pac-Nor, Shilen, do recommend a barrel break-in process.
Similarly, another famous pioneer, considered way ahead of his time also made a comment on barrel lapping ..."No need for it, just wears the barrel out!
" P.O. Ackley. (http://www.border-barrels.com/articles/bmart.htm
Contrary to Ackley's dictum, lapping will add to the accurate life of a barrel, not detract from it ... and thus barrel makers lapped their barrels with excellent result as presented by Lilja's borescope video in #9.
Just saying ...
Very well said !!!!!
It is still the choice of every gun owner to breakin or not, And individual experiences with there
I hear - Don,t use bronze brushes and then hear don,t use nylon, use this solvent or that solvent,
clean every shot, clean after 15 or 20 shots,or dont clean until the accuracy falls off.
Whats a person to believe?
I think every person should try different methods and use what works for him.
I have already stated what I think is the best, but if a product comes along that shows an
improvement, I will try it and evaluate it to my needs and requirements and make the
nessary changes in pursuit of a better shooting firearm.
You can teach an old dog new tricks. And not to long ago a friend recomended the use of
another bore cleaner, (Just what I needed, I already use 3 or 4 depending on the severity
of the fouling in some of the weapons I see or own.
Some solvents are very aggressive and work well on badly fouled factory barrels but you cant
leave them in the bore very long (4 or 5 minutes) I never use these solvents on custom barrels.
Next is the solvents that work well but need more time to do there job (15 to 20 minutes before removal is nessary.
Them there are mild solvents that can be left in the bore longer. I use these to remove the more
aggressive solvents before final cleaning.
I am not trusting enough to leave bore solvent in the bore indefinitely so I do not practice this.
The solvent that my friend recomended was Bore Tec and it has worked out very well in some
cases and will be added to my arsenal of solvents.
So like everything else there is no "ONE" best anything, just what gives you confidence that what
you are doing is best for you and your needs.
Just another opinion.
J E CUSTOM