proper barrel break in?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by mfloski, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. mfloski

    mfloski Active Member

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    I mess around on another forum frequently, its more of a hunting forum...but recently a post went like 20pg long discussing gun cleaning. I was stunned to see at least 50% of people supporting NO or LITTLE cleaning and only as needed when "accuracy started to fall off"! I found it to be crazy talk hearing people claiming to be experts saying things like "cleaning guns does more harm than good" and "dirty barrels shoot more accurately" anyway, curious what this sight thinks about new barrel break in proceedure?
     
  2. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    Do a search about cleaning and barrel breakin,, that horse has been beaten to death so many times..
     

  3. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    There is a distinct difference between barrel-break in and routine cleaning of firearms. And there are several schools of thought on both, as you are learning. If I made an absolute statement one way or the other, it would cause a tidal wave of opinions supporting what everyone else thinks. My advise, evaluate what works best for you. But dont believe in absolutes.
     
  4. dud

    dud Well-Known Member

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    good awnser
     
  5. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Custom Barrel Care At 17X

    pertains to CUSTOM barrels
    Read that article, more importantly read the discussion of that article.
    It will give you a information base to work off of. My last post on this topic, as I'm getting a tounge lashing on 6mmbr.
     
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    cornchuck Well-Known Member

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    jeffwhip Well-Known Member

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    Cornchuck,

    Could you post that link again? It doesn't work for me.

    Jeff
     
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  9. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    You will probably find the same thing on this site because It is such a personal thing with each
    person.

    The article that Cowboy posted mirrored my findings and experiences.

    I have barrels that will shoot a 100 shot match without loss of accuracy and others that
    loose accuracy after 6 or 7 shots. so they must be treated differently.

    But they were all broken in using the shoot and clean method and they foul very little.

    When I first started working on rifles that would not shoot very well, I found that most just
    needed a bare metal cleaning and accuracy was restored.

    You will have to decide how you want to treat a new barrel and live with it.

    J E CUSTOM