Originally Posted by Creedmoor shooter
I have a 6.5 Creedmoor on order and should be here next week. What do you all suggest for a barrel break in process? I've done some reading online but i want to know what your opinions are. Any help is appreciated!
Some don't believe in break in, I do and have seen the difference in performance.
I prefer the shoot 1 and clean, for 7 to 10 rounds. The shoot 3 and clean for 3 to 5 times. If the barrel cleans up quickly you can go th 5 shot strings before cleaning. (Take your time and don't
let the barrel get hot to the touch).
I plan on at least 20 rounds before the barrel is ready to start working up a load. (For break in
I use any good Jacketed bullet somewhere around the starting loads listed in the loading manuals)
This does a good job of fire forming your brass but does not reduce the life of the brass.
Each barrel is different and as you clean it ,it will let you know when it's broke in.
I have seen factory barrels take 60 to 80 rounds before they settled down.
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