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Breaking in a barrel

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by chute2thrill, Dec 22, 2007.

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  1. chute2thrill

    chute2thrill Member

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    i recently purchased an m700 30.06... i would appreciate if someone could tell me the proper way to break in the barrel.. thanks
     
  2. W.E.G.

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  3. The Deer Hunter

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    Hey I just got the same rifle....

    Thanks for saving me the thread! :D
     
  4. Slugless

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    I've read the threads and here's my summary including a manufacturer's example:

    Taken from Bushmaster's website.

    Do a search on THR (hint: use Google including as a search term site:http://www.thehighroad.org). Look for USSRs comments in particular. I understand it's about smoothing out the throat, not the barrel or clean bore accuracy. I also understand it's a cleanliness thing, less fouling if broken in.

    Finally go to Kreiger's website & read what they have to say.
     
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    W.E.G.

    Can we use the terms:
    • The thread that doesn't die, or
    • Zombie thread
    :D
     
  6. eliphalet

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    Use the search option at the top of the page, you'll find more information than your gonna read, with no resolve in sight. Good luck!
     
  7. DnPRK

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    Shoot it as normal. Clean it well afterwards. Enjoy life.
     
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    Same way you get to Carnegie Hall.
     
  9. Average Joe

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    Not again .
     
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    1)Use good 'standard' ammo (quality fmj or soft point). Maybe for your case 150-165 gr. Spend a few bucks on the first 100 rounds and buy the name brand (rem, win, fed, whatever you like).

    2)Clean the bore every 5 rounds or so and use a nice aluminum or synthetic cleaning rod (preferably non-segmented). Avoid steel. Use plenty of solvent and patches but don't forget to dry the bore and inspect for obstructions before resuming.




    This is what I do-it's like breaking in a new baseball mit--EVERYBODY has a secret method.

    (btw--for the mit--water soaking, slow dry tied with 3 balls in place, vaseline, shaving cream to finish (cheap, but lemon/lime scented if you like).
     
  11. USSR

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    3rd time in a month.:eek:

    Don
     
  12. alsaqr

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    1. Clean the gun.
    2. Shoot the gun
    3. Clean the bore using a good cleaning rod and copper solvent.


    Works best if performed on winter soltice.
     
  13. chute2thrill

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    sorry about the trouble... i didn't realize this was such a contraversial topic... i just didn't want to screw up my barrel by shootin a box of ammo right away...

    thanks to those of you who answered my question
     
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    ..Five thousand comedians out of work and everybody wants to be funny when a nooby asks a serious question.....

    Welcome to THR, chute2thrill....these really are nice guys.:rolleyes:
     
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    Yep. There are just some subjects we can't all agree on. :D
     
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    chute2thrill

    http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=321385

    a recent rant on same question....wish i could say, "hope this answers your question."......

    at least it'll give some insight into the hostility surrounding the subject.

    gunnie
     
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    Welcome aboard, chute2thrill

    As you can tell, this is the latest installment on the joke about five guys in a room with six opinions.

    Seriously though, I encourage you to blow past the nonsense and thoughtfully research your question. Despite the howls on this thread, you're question is valid and important.

    Now go ahead and ask us whether you should buy a Glock or a 1911.

    Enjoy shooting and life,
     
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    :what:
     
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    that sounds like way too harsh a bbl break in method. especially the jb bore paste goo. Dude, too much cleaning is worse than not cleaning at all. thoroughly clean and lube(use a solvent that does copper) after every 5 shots, for 25 shots. Use a brass brush. Then go nuts. once you get home, or are goint to clean it at the range, i like a nice foaming bore cleaner. let it sit in, and do most of the work for you.
     
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    "Now go ahead and ask us whether you should buy a Glock or a 1911."

    i may be new... but i do know better than that
     
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    Shoot it and have fun.
     
  22. I LIKE IT!

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    I know next to nothing about "breaking-in" a firearm.

    How do I go about it, I usually shoot 100-200 rounds each trip(short trip)
    I get home, get comfy, prep the cleaning gear and give them all a cleaning.
    Everytime I shoot this is done, and I usually update the round count of each
    firearm.(just for the hell of it)

    My .02:cool:
     
  23. ZeroJunk

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    That's true for most everybody that posts on the subject. It would be instructive for anybody interested to search USSR's advice as he actually has experience with it.
     
  24. Jeff F

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    Just shoot it and clean it. Unless it is some super high dollar, super high quality bench rest barrel I just shoot them. On any new or new to me fire arms I always run a few patches down the bore before shooting.
     
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    That tidbit from bushmasters website is an incredible amount of work. People who live far enough from a range in the city would go crazy with that procedure.. Only shooting your rifle so little before you are required to clean it would drive me nuts, when I go to the range I want to stay at the range. Not shoot for 10 minutes, pack up and bring her home for cleaning and repeat that several times.. Especially a new gun.


    Although its not my place to question bushmasters suggestion on cleaning, in fact I'm sure that alot of R&D went into that statement, but for all my new rifles I go out and shoot it, shoot it as much as I want and then clean after. Broken in.
     
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