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'Breaking in' a CZ 550

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ExAgoradzo, Dec 14, 2012.

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  1. ExAgoradzo

    ExAgoradzo Member

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    This is only the 3rd new gun I have ever purchased. I followed the 1911 manufacturer's rules religiously: the 1895's not so much.

    But I want this to be a 'forever' shooter that will last a long time and be very accurate.

    I just purchased 100 rounds of the ammo I will feed this guy: what should I do at first to make sure it lasts a long time.

    CZ 550 American 6.5x55 Swede.

    BTW: because of all the blah blah blah from both Bud's Guns and the State of Confusion, I mean CA, I won't actually have my hands on it for at least 3 more weeks...

    Thanks again,
    Greg
     
  2. 7075-T7

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    1. Clean it really well before the first range session.

    2. Shoot it.

    3. Clean it after the range session.

    Repeat #'s 2 and 3 for subsequent trips. ;)
     
  3. stubbicatt

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    There are so many theories as to the proper break in procedure. I would contact CZ-USA and speak to their gunsmith and follow his advice.

    One really swell thing about hammer forged barrels is that they tend to not foul too badly.

    I am finally putting together some loads for my 243 that I obtained last fall! I hope you and your rifle spend a great deal of time together in the field.
     
  4. ExAgoradzo

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    Thanks to you both!
    One thing my dad taught me (and I'm teaching my boys) is to clean the guns: that's what I'll do!
    Greg
     
  5. VAPOPO

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    I have heard so many things on barrel break in. I normally clean my new barrels after every 10 shots untill I have 100 or so through them and after that once or twice a season. If you are firing corrosive ammo or get caught in a thunderstorm or blizzard then obviously more frequently. If I'm shooting benchrest I normally clean after each match.
     
  6. WYcoyote

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    Clean, then shoot, clean when accuracy degrades, repeat.
     
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