Hi all, I have a fellow employee that was excited about his new gun purchase. He bought a Savage model 16 package deal with scope in .243 for this years deer season. He mentioned he wanted a .243 because the old 06 is too much for him, he is pushing 70 years. I asked him how he was going to break it in, he wasn't sure. then he said his son has lots of guns and knew what to do. I told him to make sure that they at least clean the barrel once before they shoot it to get the extra oil and debris out from manufacturing process. I also mentioned the shoot one clean for the first 5 or so. Well he came to work and told me they went out and sighted the gun in. I asked how the break-in went. His son told him that there was no need and they didn't even clean it before the first shot. I wonder if that barrel will have problems down the road.