Barrel break - in ??? What do you do ???

Yesiamapirate

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As I posted a couple of days ago, I have a new Savage 110 High Country in 6.5 Creedmoor .. For those who may not be familiar with this rifle, it has a spiraled fluted heavy barrel with a 1:10 RH twist .. I plan on sighting in this rifle Sunday or Monday with Federal Match 140 ELD. (I plan to use the Hornady Precision Hunter 143 ELD-X for any whitetail hunting.)

My question is how would YOU break this barrel in ???
 

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You sure about that twist rate ? An 8 would be more likely.
There are a million barrel break in threads as well as on every barrel manufacturers website, easy search
 

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Shoot clean repeat the first 10 shots. Then shoot twice then clean to 20. After that cleaning depends on the rifle. I have a couple hunting rifles that get cleaned once a year right after the season. Match rifles that get cleaned after ever match. Depends on the rifle really.
 

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You sure about that twist rate ? An 8 would be more likely.
There are a million barrel break in threads as well as on every barrel manufacturers website, easy search
I am not sure about many things... but the twist rate listed on the Savage web site is 1:10... And I did do a search for similar threads but seems like there was no definitive process to evolve from the ones I read ... Very little consensus on any one processes, so I decided to pose the question anew where I could interact wit those who choose to opine and pick their brain... Sorry to be repetitive but I want to do it right
 

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You will hear plenty or versions. Others might even say it is a waste of time and money. "I" have a slightly modified version of Lilja's break-in procedure ...

For an effective break-in the barrel should be cleaned after every shot for the first 10-12 rounds or until copper fouling stops. Our procedure is to push a cotton patch that is wet with solvent through the barrel. This will remove much of the powder fouling and wet the inside of the barrel with solvent. Next, wet a bronze brush (not a nylon brush) with solvent and stroke the barrel 5-10 times. Follow this by another wet patch and then one dry patch. Now soak the barrel with a strong copper removing solvent until all of the blue mess is removed from the barrel. The copper fouling will be heavy for a few rounds and then taper off quickly in just one or two shots. Once it has stopped or diminished significantly it is time to start shooting 5 shot groups, cleaning after each one. After 25-30 rounds clean at a normal interval of 10-25 rounds. Your barrel is now broken-in.
 

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You will hear plenty or versions. Others might even say it is a waste of time and money. "I" have a slightly modified version of Lilja's break-in procedure ...

For an effective break-in the barrel should be cleaned after every shot for the first 10-12 rounds or until copper fouling stops. Our procedure is to push a cotton patch that is wet with solvent through the barrel. This will remove much of the powder fouling and wet the inside of the barrel with solvent. Next, wet a bronze brush (not a nylon brush) with solvent and stroke the barrel 5-10 times. Follow this by another wet patch and then one dry patch. Now soak the barrel with a strong copper removing solvent until all of the blue mess is removed from the barrel. The copper fouling will be heavy for a few rounds and then taper off quickly in just one or two shots. Once it has stopped or diminished significantly it is time to start shooting 5 shot groups, cleaning after each one. After 25-30 rounds clean at a normal interval of 10-25 rounds. Your barrel is now broken-in.
Thank you Feenix !! This is what I was looking for ... An exact procedure to follow...
Yes, it is 1:8"
Savage lists it as 1:10 on their website ????
 

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There are a million thread about barrel break-in. You will see mr krieger "just shoots" his new barrels, even though their website lists a procedure. Lots of variants. I've done both ways but have gone back to a break-in.
 

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