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Old 12-16-2011, 09:32 PM
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New rifle break in? True or hype?

I know about breaking in tools, engines and certain other things.....but I pick up my Remington 5r 300 win mag tomorrow and want to do this right. It will be the first stainless barrel I have had.
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:54 PM
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Re: New rifle break in? True or hype?

I believe in it completely and have seen the almost instant reduction of fouling as the new barrel breaks in. I do all mine and most barrel manufacturers have a break in proceedure. Wouldn't they know?

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Old 12-16-2011, 10:05 PM
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Re: New rifle break in? True or hype?

I have not asked, alot of gun stores are operating on second handknowledge. I will call Remington themselvesand ask them. Didnt want to sound like an idiot when i ask them. Thanks for the info.
How do you break in your rifles?
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:13 PM
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Re: New rifle break in? True or hype?

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. Thanks for the info.
How do you break in your rifles?
With a good quality rod, bore guide and a jag and patches. I use BoreTech Eliminator and clean every shot for 8 shots. Then, every 3 shots for the next 9 shots. Then every 5 shots for the next 15. Buy then you should have seen a drastic reduction of copper fouling during this process. This means the barrel has smoothed and the burrs rolled up by the chamber reamer durring the chambering process have been smoothed as well.

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Old 12-16-2011, 10:27 PM
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Re: New rifle break in? True or hype?

Dont worry about it.. its a myth.

Id be pissed if I had a custom rifle...If i spent hundreds of dollars on a custom barrel and they said "Oh.. and you also have to spend more money to break the barrel in"

It may end up fouling less the more you shoot, but I dont think accuracy will increase due to break-in...sorry.. just my opinion.

Give Gale Mcmillan a call... See what he has to say about the subject
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:44 PM
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Re: New rifle break in? True or hype?

I would rather take the time and be careful and take care of my equipment. It might not need it but hey whats a couple of extra minutes.
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Old 12-16-2011, 10:50 PM
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Re: New rifle break in? True or hype?

I read Gale's advice......How to Break-in a Barrel
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