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Old 03-06-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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I have recently purchased a new Weatherby Vanguard in .223. A friend asked if I was going to break-in the barrel. Honestly, I didn't give it much thought, although I have read articles on the subject in the past. Anybody, care to comment on the pros and cons and if anyone suggests it, what is the protocol for best results?

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Old 03-06-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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You choose one of the best brands of guns a man could buy, Breaking in the barrel is a very precautionous event. The barrel never having been fired before may or may not easily warp. weatherbys usually have a remarkably sturdy and solidly built barrel. It should be fine to shoot but when breaking in any barrel, take about a five minute break between barrel burns. When you feel the barrel getting hot pause and give it time to cool down. Don't try to rush the process or the accuracy of your rifle could be destroyed permanently until you are forced to purchase a new barrel. I hope this helped. Good luck and happy hunting.

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Follow someones instrutions like Krieger barrels for breakin. May make a difference in how it shoots . Does make a difference in how it cleans up.

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I just got a new Henry golden boy I need to break it in too

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I usually shoot 1rd and then clean the barrel for the first 10 shots.But it will depend on just how rough the barrel finish is,if it copper fouls much,it will take longer to break it in.

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I usually shoot 1rd and then clean the barrel for the first 10 shots.But it will depend on just how rough the barrel finish is,if it copper fouls much,it will take longer to break it in.
Yep, good break in style when the copper slows your good to go
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You choose one of the best brands of guns a man could buy, Breaking in the barrel is a very precautionous event. The barrel never having been fired before may or may not easily warp. weatherbys usually have a remarkably sturdy and solidly built barrel. It should be fine to shoot but when breaking in any barrel, take about a five minute break between barrel burns. When you feel the barrel getting hot pause and give it time to cool down. Don't try to rush the process or the accuracy of your rifle could be destroyed permanently until you are forced to purchase a new barrel. I hope this helped. Good luck and happy hunting.
Good rifles yes but one of the best? Ahh ok top 5 I would say, the mark5 accumark ohh so perty tho thats one fine rifle.
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You choose one of the best brands of guns a man could buy, Breaking in the barrel is a very precautionous event. The barrel never having been fired before may or may not easily warp. weatherbys usually have a remarkably sturdy and solidly built barrel. It should be fine to shoot but when breaking in any barrel, take about a five minute break between barrel burns. When you feel the barrel getting hot pause and give it time to cool down. Don't try to rush the process or the accuracy of your rifle could be destroyed permanently until you are forced to purchase a new barrel. I hope this helped. Good luck and happy hunting.
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Go to Howa's website and read their recommendation for barrel break in.

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