Originally Posted by denny2
You would think that rifle would lose its zero being thrown around like that.
A rifle that wouldn't loose its zero and still shoot tight groups after that treatment would be worth it weight in gold!
I get a little bent outa shape if I even put a light scratch on most of mine though.
Many factory barrels don't see any break in or 1st time cleaning. I am a believer in 1st and initial cleaning just for the safety factor (never shoot with a plugged bore), but lots of factory guns end up shooting good without doing the 1 shot clean routine.
The following were shot from factory tubes without any "break in procedure".
Just cleaned once, shot and cleaned again after every 20 to 50 rounds. Not a whole lot of cleaning, but cleaned down to bare metal when they were cleaned.