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So...Breaking in New Barrel Is a Scam?

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Unread 11-25-2009, 06:33 PM
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Re: So...Breaking in New Barrel Is a Scam?

John Barsness has a comprehensive article on this subject in the Nov. issue of "American Rifleman." It is a very good read.

Basically he opines that the tradional barrel break-in on a custom barrel, and some factory barrels, is a waste of time, and exlains his reasoning in detail (including ten years of bore-scoping).

I was fortunate to spend some time hunting and chatting with John in South Africa (2007), and he is the "Real Deal." I don't know about some gun writers, but John can "walk the walk."
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    Re: So...Breaking in New Barrel Is a Scam?

    Might as well throw my two cents in....

    I've broke in three rifle barrrels, one new Sako Finnlight 300 WSN and two used Senderos, 300 RUM and 25-06. With the Senderos I used Gun Juice. Saw a reduction in fouling in each rifle.

    I'll be posting a thread on my experience with the Gun Juice soon.

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    There is a very interesting article in the Nov. issue of American Rifleman on this subject. I have found that every barrel I've had is a little different but have learned that often a barrel will shoot better if you don't clean it to death. I have a 6.5 currently that likes to have some copper left in it. This is a custom (lapped) barrel made by a well known barrel maker. If I completely clean out all of the copper, it takes quite a few rounds before my group size comes back. CLEANER IS NOT "ALWAYS BETTER"! I have talked to some benchresters that have found the same to be true......Rich
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    Re: So...Breaking in New Barrel Is a Scam?

    But what part of breaking in a barrel amounts to 'over-cleaning'?
    How can anyone possibly harm their barrel -through cleaning- in the first 30 rounds?

    An entire article was written about this?
    Cmon....
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    Re: So...Breaking in New Barrel Is a Scam?

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    Might as well throw my two cents in....

    I've broke in three rifle barrrels, one new Sako Finnlight 300 WSN and two used Senderos, 300 RUM and 25-06. With the Senderos I used Gun Juice. Saw a reduction in fouling in each rifle.

    I'll be posting a thread on my experience with the Gun Juice soon.

    Mark
    I'm a believer in barrel break-in. I now use Gun Juice when breaking in barrels. I've used Gun Juice on about 7 rifle barrels and one 454 Casull revolver. Same experience with every bore. Fouling is reduced and any fouling that occurs is removed ever so quickly with cotton patches and KG-1 and KG-12 products. I'm sure the bores would clean up equally well with other quality bore cleaners and patches also. However the bores don't require much cleaning because they foul so little. I believe the Gun Juice lays down a thin protective film which also helps protect the bore from corrosion.

    It is time consuming to properly treat bores with Gun Juice, but I'll continue until someone comes out with a better mouse trap.
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    Re: So...Breaking in New Barrel Is a Scam?

    Okay, what is Gun Juice exactly, and how do you break-in barrels with it?
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    Re: So...Breaking in New Barrel Is a Scam?

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    Okay, what is Gun Juice exactly, and how do you break-in barrels with it?
    anything between the 338 Edge and the 338 AM?
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