tikka t3 break in??

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by stout shooter, Jun 16, 2004.

  1. stout shooter

    stout shooter Member

    Apr 6, 2004
    hey guys i don't post very often but a read a lot on this site.

    i am getting a tikka t3 in 243 stainless lite. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    my question is what prep/breakin should i do to start off on the right foot. [​IMG]


  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Do a search on barrel breakin. Lots of info and many opionions on this subject.
  3. nowler

    nowler Well-Known Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    hi stout shooter

    clean the rifle well before the first shot!!!

    how you clean is up to you.... i use hoppes benchrest on a phosphor bronze brush and let it soak for a while, sometimes for a few days if there is considerable fowling after prolongued shooting. then wet and dry patches until they come out clean.

    for break in, i use this method:

    1 shot and clean for 5 shots
    2 shots and clean for 5 sets of 2
    3 shots and clean for 5 sets
    5 shots and clean for 5 sets.

    ensure that the bore is clean. it should be near enough run in by this point, although it is very dependent on the quality of the bore....

    hope this is of some help to you