What should I do

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by screech, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    Hey guy's, I bought a cooper in a 6.5x284 just yesterday and was wondering what I should do for a barrel break in. I've never realy broke in a barrel properly I just kind of shoot it to get it sighted in, clean, check zero then ready for hunting or load development. thanks
     
  2. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    I have the same rifle. Cleaned after each shot, both carbon and copper until the amount of patches diminished - can't recall how many shots that was. My barrel is very easy to clean up and it shoots better than I can hold it.
    Good luck, you made a great choice for a long shooting rifle. My rifle likes 140 A-Max bullets and H4350 or Ramshot Magnum powders.
     

  3. bailey1474

    bailey1474 <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Just clean after every two or three shots until you've got about 30-50 rounds down the tube. You'll know when your done.
     
  4. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

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    Screech,
    The literature supplied with your Cooper has a description of the factory reccommended barrel break in process.

    Ian.
     
  5. col48

    col48 Well-Known Member

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  6. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys