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Unread 01-28-2013, 05:44 PM
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.243 savage

I just bought a savage model 14 in .243,

what is the right way to break in a new barrel. i have a vortex diamondback 4x 12 any good or toss it and get what. i m going to use it for varmit i like the 87 grain v max any good load for it. would like to use it out to about 300 yrd.
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    Unread 01-28-2013, 06:53 PM
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    Re: .243 savage

    Do a search of barrel break-in and you will find hundreds of threads. The basic final answer is: There are hundreds of ways and no proof to provide the correct answer.
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    Unread 01-28-2013, 08:56 PM
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    Re: .243 savage

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    Do a search of barrel break-in and you will find hundreds of threads. The basic final answer is: There are hundreds of ways and no proof to provide the correct answer.
    Sadly, That statement may be the only proven fact about barrel break in, That there is no proof.
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    Unread 01-28-2013, 08:56 PM
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    Re: .243 savage

    Alright I have a savage axis 243 I got last spring. I ran a boresnake down it twice. And shot three rounds at a time letting cool in between and cleaning after every third round for the first box of ammo. Thats it. This gun with Winchester ct 95 gr. Noslers will shoot 5 shots in less than an inch everytime and roughly two inch groups at 300 yards(rifle may not be the problem its me). That being said I have been very lucky with this gun and ammo combo. Good luck
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    Unread 01-30-2013, 02:45 PM
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    Re: .243 savage

    I clean all mine at the end of the year for storage over the winter and then let the gun tell me when i needs cleaned. My sendero and my 300rsaum shoot better real dirty then clean. But i had a TC ProHunter that wouldn't hit a paper plate at around 100rds. Clean it and it was a. 25 moa gun again.
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