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Old 12-17-2011, 03:07 PM
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Re: New rifle break in? True or hype?

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Then why is a break in process needed.. why not just shoot the thing...I totally agree with you. I dont think anything is going to get any "smoother" after the first 10 shots... I just dont agree that you have to shoot 1 shot..clean.. shoot 2 shots....clean.................................... ..Shoot 14... clean... Shoot 20.. and clean. TAH-DAH barrels ready to shoot with now! I agree that you have to brake in a barrel but I dont think you need a special procedure. I agree that some barrels are "edgy or rough" but I think barrel break in process are bullshit. Just enjoy the rifle and after your first box of ammo, the barrel will be fine. I just dont think that techniques or procedures are important.

Because if you dont clean the fouling it will snow ball and not smooth the tube at all.

Get over it. Take your new rifle out warm up that tube and foul her to death. It will shoot awesome!! FOR EVER!!!!

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Old 12-17-2011, 03:10 PM
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Because if you dont clean the fouling it will snow ball and not smooth the tube at all.

Get over it. Take your new rifle out warm up that tube and foul her to death. It will shoot awesome!! FOR EVER!!!!

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*facepalms* Fine... Forever IS a longtime afterall.
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Old 12-17-2011, 10:49 PM
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Re: New rifle break in? True or hype?

Boy did I ever get the pudding stirred up in here!!!!

ButI appreciate all the information i have read here.
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What is easier than letting wipeout sit in your barrel for 12-15 hours and push 5-6 patches through the barrel?
Using copper solvent annually just in case there happens to be copper present.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:09 AM
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Re: New rifle break in? True or hype?

I have written this article for LRH some time ago, about this very topic, PLEASE take the time to read it with an open mind and then you MUST read the following forum discussion linked on the last page of the article.

Both will explain and answer many of the common questions asocciated with "barrel brake in". If your not going to read it all then don't bother to read any of it. It is not a topic I will debate.


Custom Barrel Care At 17X

My feelings on abrasive paste are still quite strong, although I have now used Iosso in my F-class guns about every 350-400 rounds to remove some carbon in the first 6" of barrel, very limited number of strokes. 1 patch back and forth 3-4 times.

One of my team-mates has a 260 rem f-class gun that is now on 2300 rounds fired. It had really lost it's groove just before the team state championship. He scrubed the first 6-10" agressivly with JB in hopes of A. smooth up the aligators back, and 2. get rid of neglected carbon fouling. It worked and the gun started shooting again. This is an extreame case and should be done only for this type of condition.
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Old 12-18-2011, 12:37 AM
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Re: New rifle break in? True or hype?

If you think barrel brake in is hype don't look at your barrel with a bore scope, you may suffer disappointment!!! Even my crappy one I use for mechanic work will allow you to watch the progression of the copper fowling working it's way up your barrel till it's broke in.
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