Re: newby question
The whole barrel break-in concept is sort of a good way to start an argument anywhere. Like breaking in a new engine...
Everyone has their own idea on what's right. And personally, I think they've all got merit. As long as the rifle settles in to grouping how you want it to, then the job is done.
I start clean with any new barrel. I'll fire 5 shots, clean, another 5, clean, etc for the first 20rds. After that, I usually stretch the interval out to 10rds and will stick with that until I've got a couple hundred rounds through the rifle. By that time, I figure if there are any imperfections in the barrel they might be lapped out...and if they're not by that time those imperfections are gonna be there for quite a while so I accept em for what they are.
I don't believe in using any of the bore-lapping systems. My feeling on em is why should I accelerate the wear on the barrel by intentionally running grit down it.
Last edited by Bindernut; 03-19-2012 at 11:49 AM..