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Old 04-03-2013, 10:28 AM
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Break-in a new rifle

I just bought a new Savage 111 in 300 Win Mag. (donít tell the wife) I looked through the manual and I couldnít find any information on how to break in the barrel. Could anyone out there help me with this? Any help would be appreciated
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Old 04-03-2013, 11:02 AM
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Re: Break-in a new rifle

There are many different opinions on the subject. I figure clean it good before first shot and then clean it every 20 rounds or so at first. Here is a link to a post I made a while back. New Gun......Shot without cleaning!!
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:45 PM
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Re: Break-in a new rifle

Straight from Savage. It's a pain, but that's what I did with my 111 7mm. Groups really improved after the break in, imho.

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Old 04-03-2013, 07:23 PM
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Re: Break-in a new rifle

Log on to Lilja Barrels and under the FAQ section there is his recommended break in.

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Old 04-03-2013, 08:44 PM
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Re: Break-in a new rifle

You can also go to kriegerbarrels.com and see their barrel break-in, pretty much the same as liljas.
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Old 04-05-2013, 08:54 AM
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Re: Break-in a new rifle

go to rifleman's journal there are complete directions there.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:12 PM
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Re: Break-in a new rifle

Like stated above, there are a dozens of different ways to skin a cat. I've either done the 5 shot, clean, 5 shot clean for 20 rounds... or ive done zero break in at all and I havnt noticed a difference in coppering, or fouling, ect.... However I must admit that after spending the money on GAP rebarreled action... I followed their "break in" to the T. But for factory rifle barrels... its not worth the cost of ammo imo.
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