Re: New Barrel Break-In and Cleaning
The reason you see so many variations is that each gun is different, some use Moly, some use Danzac and everyone has their favorite "ritual" cleaning that works for them. Which one is right? Doubt that will ever be resolved. Let your gun guide you based on the principles you read and you find/think work best for you.
I use Bore tech rods, just like them better than Deweys. Plus you can get them 60" long, I use the 52" for 30 inch barrels.
I use plastic Kleen Bore hard bristle brushes. I do not get traces of copper in bore from the brushes with these brushes.
for solvents I use Montazuma Extreme, and barnes CR10
I use JB to keep the carbon ring out of front of chamber and first 3-4 inches of barrel if I feel a build up there.
I finish with 2 patches of Kroil followed by on dry patch.
I finish with action cleaning tools to clean the raceway and chamber. Got Darrel Holland making a set with rods about 20" instead of the normal 12".
Lube the bolt lugs, and engagement surfaces.
My break in is single shot, clean 1-5 shots for match barrel, until copper quits. My last spencer took 3 shots to do that. After than, go for it.
Factory barrel, you might have to single shot clean for 10 shots, then 5 shot groups for 5 groups and then go. Some guys fire lap with David Tubbs fire lap kit ($28) to smooth factory bores.
I use Bore Tech bore guides also on all my guns. Makes it easier to keep solvents out of the action and off the stocks.
[ 03-20-2003: Message edited by: BountyHunter ]