Originally Posted by Nikolakangrga
My GF purchased a Rem 700 SPS in .243, She has put 45 rounds through it at the range in the last 7 months and has religiously cleaned it after returning home from the range. It is shooting 1" - 1 1/2" groups. She never properly broke in the barrel when she first took it to the range. Is it too late? If she did brake it in properly, do you guys thing it would have tightened up the group at all?
The best thing to try is to start by cleaning real good. ( no copper on patches ).
Then shoot one round and clean.
If it takes more than 2 or 3 patches to come clean, repeat the process for 10 to 20
shots cleaning between each shot. (It takes a long time and is boring).
If at some point it still takes 5 or 6 patches and solvent bushing's to come clean
It is probably as good as it will ever be. (Some factory barrels never stop fouling).
Proper break in can improve accuracy, but the big advantage is normally they foul
less and clean up faster.
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