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Breaking in a Factory Barrell

 
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Old 05-05-2013, 07:31 PM
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Breaking in a Factory Barrell

I am getting a Savage new and was looking for suggestions on how to properly break in the barrell for accuracy. I intend to reload for the gun and want to achieve the best accuracy.
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Old 05-06-2013, 11:07 AM
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Re: Breaking in a Factory Barrell

What makes you think the barrel needs breaking in?

Just shoot that barrel. Every round of break in ammo wears it out a bit. The rifling has its sharpest edges when it's new anyway. Accuracy starts to degrade with the first shot fired. How much may be hard to tell depending on many things.

Nobody every broke in a barrel until a few decades ago someone thought it would be a good idea.

You'll get a dozen or more suggested processes to use. Pick one if that's what you feel is needed.
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Old 05-06-2013, 01:12 PM
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Re: Breaking in a Factory Barrell

Just shoot it!
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:18 PM
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Re: Breaking in a Factory Barrell

My break-in process is to shoot the crap out of it. Warm it up, cool it down, warm it up, cool it down, and just continue doing that, and you should be ok. I've never done a "proper" break-in procedure like these mfg's tell you to do. And all my guns shoot tiny cloverleaf groups from the factory...

Shoot you about 5 shots, let it warm up (don't let it get too hot), and let it cool for about 5 mins. Then continue doing so for about 50 rounds, then I consider a barrel to be broken in.
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Old 05-06-2013, 02:45 PM
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Re: Breaking in a Factory Barrell

My son shoots service rifle and we needed to follow strict break in procedures for his AR
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Old 05-06-2013, 03:34 PM
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Re: Breaking in a Factory Barrell

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Shoot you about 5 shots, let it warm up (don't let it get too hot), and let it cool for about 5 mins.
What objective's met by not letting it get too hot?

I've never known a good barrel done any harm by shooting it a few dozen times once every 20 seconds or so and getting it really hot. Done that very thing with brand spankin' new barres (15 or so)l and they never once complained.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:01 PM
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What objective's met by not letting it get too hot?

I've never known a good barrel done any harm by shooting it a few dozen times once every 20 seconds or so and getting it really hot. Done that very thing with brand spankin' new barres (15 or so)l and they never once complained.
It's not a huge deal, but you can possibly have some heat cracking if you get them too hot. You get it too hot and shoot it repeatedly you could burn the throat out of it. Not saying these things will happen, just saying that these things can possibly happen.

Whatever works best for you, is what works best for you. I was just stating what I do when I get a new gun, or rebarrel a rifle. It's just like football....We all have our own crazy rituals and techniques when we're waching our favorite team play. We're all superstitious. LOL
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