Originally Posted by AJ Peacock
Are you able to clean the barrel with a couple soaked patchs and 2-3 dry patches? If that will clean it, then it is broken in. (don't forget the lightly oiled patch).
How's it shooting?
Spot on ! That will definitely clean it. I followed your suggestions all the way. First patch with solvent, came out jet black, second patch not to bad, 3 rd almost clean, 4th clean, 5th oil the bore... shoot again ?
Had really terrible weather, 15 mph head wind from 10 o'clock and gusting. Spitting rain and cold .Shot inch groups, then when it died down a little the last 2 x 3 shot groups went into .3 . I would love to have shot in dead calm cond but had to get that barrel break in done, no matter what !!
Now I'll have some fun. Day after tomorrow practice off the bi pod and rear bag at my steel swinging targets, 350m, 450, and 750 m. I cant wait to hear that big smk slam that steel. That will put a smile on my face and tell me it was all worthwhile.
Merry Christams to you and your family.