Barrel break in process, whats your routine?
Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:57 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:04 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:35 AM
+1Exactly. Done that laborious chore on a few guns. While it doesn't hurt a thing, I never noticed a difference.I give them a really good cleaning before shooting them...then again once I get home from shooting them. All broke in.
I've tried every process there is and they shoot just as well if you just go shoot them.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 10:46 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:38 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:43 AM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:29 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:49 PM
No such thing. A marketing gimmic that some folks suspect was started by a custom gun / barrel maker.I say that after friends & I have shot NUMEROUS, off the shelf, brand new rifles over several + decades that produced 1 hole, 5 shot groups right from the get go. Some groups from 1/8-3/8". WHY, would one need anything better, especially in a hunting rifle?Now if one just enjoys going through all that timely, & semi-cost(lier) process then that is cool. Btw, it can also reduce barrel life, especially on hot rods such as 22-250, 220 Swifts, 257 Wby mags etc. But again, whatever one enjoys or feels needing to do. It's all good. LOL
That's about all I do to "break in" my barrels.... What about you?
Exactly, DR... In fact at one time anyway, if McMillan found out that a customer used JB bore cleaner in his barrels, he voided the warranty. That stuff is abrassive, and dulls the edges of the rifling, and probably should only be used in the worst of fouled barrels. I know one Gunsmith that won't use it, no matter how fouled the barrels are. Not sure I would agree with that, but one should be aware before using that stuff.
Ask McMillan rifles. In truth you could actually be doing harm if improper cleaning is done.
Posted 09 April 2012 - 04:05 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:15 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 05:44 PM
Ain't that the truth! Just shoot it!
Don't believe everything you read...........
Posted 09 April 2012 - 06:55 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 07:53 PM
Posted 09 April 2012 - 09:23 PM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 07:49 PM
Probably not?! It is metal, and a tool. It would be like having to use your brake (rotors) one time, then cleaning them. Then using them twice down the road, and then cleaning them. How in the world can one tell? And who made up how many times this process should be done anyway. Every piece of metal is different, so is every rifle then!. Makes for a nice write up, and makes a gun rag author sound like they know what they are doing though
Would they ever be able to tell if a barrel was really broken in?.....probably not, but I figured it was the honest thing to do just in case I ever had to have it warrantied.
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