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Old 01-21-2010, 01:01 AM   #11
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You should always clean the barrel, as a bare minimum, before you shoot a new firearm and at least give everything else a good lube. Can't blame the ammo without doing that!

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fair enough.

After shooting the gun was promptly cleaned and lubed.

I'll put a bunch down range this weekend and see what happens.

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After shooting the gun was promptly cleaned and lubed.
On a NEW gun, you should do this...before...going out to shoot it Always better to be safe, as far as making sure any factory crap is out of the barrel, gun is clean and lubed/oiled/greased where it should be (on the AR, you want to make sure the bolt and bolt carrier group assembly is well lubed). Doing this might have helped out with your FTF's and FTE's, part of that is just break-in, but alot of that could have been caused by lack of lube or not enough on the BCG.

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KFR everything I've seen of the Ruger SR556 looks good, but since I went nuts and bought 3 of the SIG 556 rifles, I will have to recover awhile before getting the ruger, but I probably get one. I love the Prvi Partizan I can get from Midway in 5.56, they also make it in the .223, but the 5.56 is hotter and I like the 62 grain or heaver bullet in that barrel that has a fast twist of 1:7 for shooting coyotes in my backyard out here in west Texas. The 75 grain bullets are what I would use for long range, but the 62 grain do well. The Trijicon ACOG I have on the rifle almost cost as much as each of the rifles. By the way SIG is offering a 45 day only rebate of $300.00 right now on a new SIG 556 rifle, Cabela's is getting about $1300.00 to $1500.00 for one.

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