Originally Posted by bryceh12321
I was just on the SniperCountry website, and seen an interesting article. The author says manufacturers encourage barrel break in only so shooter's have to buy barrels more often. If you clean between every so many shots when breaking a new barrel in (according to this article) it is creating a metal to metal surface more often as the bullet passes through the barrel. This results in a barrel being worn down faster, and the manufacturers gaining more $.
There were also several people seconding this claim.
Is there any truth to this?
Anyone who believes that the barrel mftrs today recommend that to get more sales has a serious case of rectal cranial inversion.
Some mftrs make a recommendation and some do not. Some have different techniques, but most do not involve over 20 shots or so. Hardly the thing that is going to generate big dollar sales.
We have button barrels, hammer forged, and cut rifled. We also have no lapped barrels, single lapped and double lapped. Think things might be different between them. Some might require a break in and some do not.
Tim North (Broughton), Fred Green (Bartlien), Dan Lilja (Lilja), Clay Spencer (Spencer) Harts, Shilen, etc are all of the highest character and this is really stupid IMO to believe that.