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Unread 06-16-2006, 05:58 PM
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What should I do

Hey guy's, I bought a cooper in a 6.5x284 just yesterday and was wondering what I should do for a barrel break in. I've never realy broke in a barrel properly I just kind of shoot it to get it sighted in, clean, check zero then ready for hunting or load development. thanks
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    Unread 06-16-2006, 08:31 PM
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    Re: What should I do

    I have the same rifle. Cleaned after each shot, both carbon and copper until the amount of patches diminished - can't recall how many shots that was. My barrel is very easy to clean up and it shoots better than I can hold it.
    Good luck, you made a great choice for a long shooting rifle. My rifle likes 140 A-Max bullets and H4350 or Ramshot Magnum powders.
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    Unread 06-16-2006, 08:54 PM
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    Just clean after every two or three shots until you've got about 30-50 rounds down the tube. You'll know when your done.
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    Unread 06-17-2006, 12:06 PM
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    Screech,
    The literature supplied with your Cooper has a description of the factory reccommended barrel break in process.

    Ian.
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    Unread 06-17-2006, 01:36 PM
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    a bit of light reading [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

    http://www.snipercountry.com/Article...BreakIn_II.asp

    http://www.larrywillis.com/Barrel.html

    http://yarchive.net/gun/barrel/break_in.html

    http://www.kriegerbarrels.com/RapidCat/c...;CompanyId=1246

    everything you need to know about barrel brake in
    and probably to much [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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    Unread 06-18-2006, 08:28 AM
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    Re: What should I do

    thanks guys
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