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Old 02-01-2012, 05:46 AM   #1
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Default 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?

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Old 02-01-2012, 11:57 AM   #2
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As far as handguns go; I think this post answers that question thoroughly.
Break In ??????
...nuff said.
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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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