Barrel break-in

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by OldSarge1, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. OldSarge1

    OldSarge1 New Member

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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?
     
  2. weatherbymag257

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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.
     

  3. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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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.
     
  4. weatherbymag257

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

    Txhillbilly Active Member

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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.
     
  6. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Yep, good break in style when the copper slows your good to go
     
  7. Muliemaster

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    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.
     
  8. theropinfool

    theropinfool New Member

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    Your over-the-top bravado kills me. You rock! I want to read everything you have to say.
     
  9. TLuker

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    Go to Howa's website and read their recommendation for barrel break in. :)
     
  10. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Haaaaaaaaaaaa
     
  11. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    so Its bad to just shoot your gun and just skip the processof breaking it in lol I'm asking cuz I didnt do this with my 22-250
     
  12. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    I dont buy a new gun an go hammer away, I do a break in but to each his own
     
  13. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Lol so do I have to worry about it or no and how's your lil girl doing man
     
  14. Muliemaster

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    If its shootin good then no if it wont shoot good then worry, my daughter is doin real good today thanks for askin, but just clean that gun good after shootin u will be fine
     
  15. bigdaddy573

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    Thats awesome man and Ya it shoot nickle size groups at 100 so I think I'm in the clear then
     
  16. Muliemaster

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    What a good break in does, when barrels are rifled there are tiny ruff spots left by the process, shootin an cleaning helps smooth out the gunk an by doin so u also can see how many shots it takes to slow the copper build up the more it takes the cleaner the barrel, thus the smoother the rifling becomes
     
  17. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    Alright getcha now
     
  18. ZeusEcho

    ZeusEcho Member Lifetime Supporter

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    When you guys say "clean" the barrel between shots or every few groups during break-in, do you mean with something like a Boresnake Viper or an actual cleaning with solvent etc?
     
  19. bigdaddy573

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    I've heard of people use cleaning rods with a wire brush and run it thought a few times but I'm not sure heck have never really broke a barrel in I just take them out and shoot a few and say its good but that's me

    I RUN LIKE A CHEVY AND IM BUILT FORD TOUGH ;)
     
  20. hardluk1

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    NO, real cleaning and some polishing. Kroil oil and JB's bore paste mixed and alone with bronse and nylon brush's. Find a top quality barrel companies site and read up on there instrutions. It may or may not improve accuracy but it does add in cleaning big time and prolongs shooting between cleaning and makes it much easier.