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Gh0zt36 02-01-2012 05:46 AM

When breaking in a firearm ......
What exactly does that mean? are you breaking in the rifling in the barrel or loosening the springs up or what?

The_Kid 02-01-2012 11:57 AM

As far as handguns go; I think this post answers that question thoroughly.
Break In ??????

Paladin201 02-01-2012 01:13 PM

Yeah, depends on what you're breaking in.

For automatic pistols breaking in just means allowing the parts to wear together until they loosen up. Some manufactures say their guns require a break in period of so many rounds before the gun can be considered reliable. This doesn't take any effort, just refers to the first so many round fired.

But for a rifle used for hunting or competition, where accuracy is crucial, there is a process that you go through to "break in" the barrel. I've seen lot's of different techniques for doing that, but it involves a sequence of firing, cleaning, firing, cleaning, etc to properly prep the barrel for regular use.

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