Barrel Breakin with Moly Powder (not bullets)

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  1. OregonElkSlayer

    OregonElkSlayer Member

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    I read an interesting article that advocated the use of Moly powder (not moly coated bullets) during the barrel breakin process as a way to reduce metal to metal contact. Does this seem like a good alternative to the old wisdom of shoot and clean, shoot and clean?

    The article can been found by searching google for "barrel break in process"
     
  2. Stormrider

    Stormrider Well-Known Member

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    Just to see, I googled "barrel break in process" and got 260,000 entries. I not going to look that hard.
     

  3. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    Afew BR shooters, that I shoot with, have been mixing Moly in with their powder for years. I don't recall that it was for "breaking in", specifically, but they claimed that it lowered the burn temp of the powder and kept theoat erosion to a minimum. I have my doubts.
     
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    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I thought this is why we put a light coating of oil after cleaning? Kirby told me not to shoot a 'dry' barrel, that a very light oil coating or fouling from the previous shot was necessary to protect the barrel.

    AJ
     
  6. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    I use this method quite often. I have even used it on a barrel that wasnt shooting up to expectations and lowered the group size quite a bit. I use the Sentry Solutions kit. Mike Rock vouged for this system.