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Old 10-11-2011, 06:02 AM   #1
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Picking up my new Springfield Lightweight Champion Operator this week. Time for break-in. Any suggestions on "break-in" ammo? As a matter of fact, any suggestions on "break-in" do's and don'ts would be greatly appreciated.
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Before shooting the first time, thoroughly clean and lube the handgun according to manufacturer's instructions. After each shooting session, clean and lube.

I would use the generic 230gr "Ball" or "Target" ammo. Don't use reloads (might void warranty). I like to shoot 500 rounds for break-in.
And if you are using more than 1 magazine, mark them. Should a problem develop, you can see if it is the same mag creating the problem.



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Danf would you recommend the same techniques for all break in?

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I concur with the above

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Avoid steel case ammo.

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Break-in period is the time to gets the bugs out. Should I have to send a firearm back to get repaired, I know that my reloaded ammo did not cause the defect.

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Before shooting the first time, thoroughly clean and lube the handgun according to manufacturer's instructions. After each shooting session, clean and lube.

I would use the generic 230gr "Ball" or "Target" ammo. Don't use reloads (might void warranty). I like to shoot 500 rounds for break-in.
And if you are using more than 1 magazine, mark them. Should a problem develop, you can see if it is the same mag creating the problem.
+1 - what danf_fl said!!!
Winchester White Box (WWB) 230gr FMJ ball ammo is great for break-in.
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Before shooting the first time, thoroughly clean and lube the handgun according to manufacturer's instructions. After each shooting session, clean and lube.

I would use the generic 230gr "Ball" or "Target" ammo. Don't use reloads (might void warranty). I like to shoot 500 rounds for break-in.
And if you are using more than 1 magazine, mark them. Should a problem develop, you can see if it is the same mag creating the problem.
Perfect. Thanks for the info!
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Perfect. Thanks for the info!
Complete disassemble and clean?
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Complete disassemble and clean?
I would only do a field strip & lube/clean as per instructions in the manufacturer's owner's manual/handbook.
I do not fully disassemble until at least 500 rounds.


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