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How to break in a barrel properly?

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Old 12-06-2011, 10:08 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by stalkingbear View Post
Not a stupid question at all. In fact Tubb makes a "fire lapping" kit. To me it's a lazy man's way of lapping cause it removes metal in a uniform fashion instead of letting you concentrate on burrs or tight spots as you can do when hand lapping. In other words it removes too much metal all the way around the bore for my personal tastes.
Bear,You calling me lazy!!! LOL

Most of the time a good handlapping works,but in some cases like my 25/06,it didn't.
I used the Tubbs Final Finish bullets as a last resort before I changed barrels,and it did indeed work.After looking at the bore with a borescope,I can see no ill effects from using the Tubbs system,and the rifle shoots 1/4" groups,and cleans up really easy now.
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Old 12-06-2011, 10:51 PM   #92
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I believe this is the fire lappingt kit mentioned above.

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