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Breaking in a Factory Barrell

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Unread 05-07-2013, 05:39 PM
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Re: Breaking in a Factory Barrell

I called Savage today and they told me to follow the procedures on their web site under the Qand A section...

Although there may be different schools of thought on barrel break-in, this is what Precision Shooting Magazine recommends:
STEP 1 (repeated 10 times)
Fire one round
Push wet patches soaked with a powder solvent through the bore
Push a brush through the bore (5 times in each direction)
Push dry patches through the bore (2 times)
Push wet patches soaked with a copper solvent through the bore
Push a brush through the bore (5 times in each direction)
Push dry patches through the bore (2 times)
Push a patch with 2 drops of oil through the bore
STEP 2 (repeated 5 times)
Fire a 3 shot group
Repeat the cleaning procedure from STEP 1 after each group
STEP 3 (repeat 5 times)
Fire a 5 shot group
Repeat the cleaning procedure from STEP 1
They recommend the use of a patch with 2 drops of oil after the cleaning so that you are not shooting with a dry bore. It is also advisable to use a powder solvent and copper solvent from the same manufacturer to be sure they are chemically compatible.

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    Unread 05-08-2013, 03:22 PM
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    Re: Breaking in a Factory Barrell

    I use this method most of the time!~
    The Rifleman's Journal: Equipment: Barrel Break-In
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    Re: Breaking in a Factory Barrell

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    I use this method most of the time!~
    The Rifleman's Journal: Equipment: Barrel Break-In
    Hey, he copied my break-in procedure.....
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    Re: Breaking in a Factory Barrell

    I have a savage 7mm rem mag. Followed the savage webpage instructions for barrel break in. It is a real tack driver with 140 and 150 grn pills, 1/2 to 3/4 inch groups at 100 yards. It shoots acceptible with 162 and 175 grn pills (1 to 1&1/2 inch groups @100 yards).
    So follow the instructions from savage and have no problems
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