Originally Posted by TLuker
Howa also has a break-in page, and it's pretty good. Remington has a break-in procedure as well for the M24 sniper rifle that is pretty extensive (written for the DOD). I haven't checked any other manufactures.
I didn't know Howa had one. I know Winchester
has one Krieger
does. The Shilen site is where I send most people to explain what is happening during the procedure.
All our stainless steel barrels have been hand lapped as part of their production, as well as any chrome moly barrel we install. Hand lapping a barrel polishes the interior of the barrel and eliminates sharp edges or burrs that could cause jacket deformity. This, in fact, is what you are doing when you break-in a new barrel through firing and cleaning.
I'll have to check the Howa and especially the Remington break-in procedures. Thanks for the info!