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    Quote Originally Posted by Eberle View Post
    This is a very good subject. I've never broke in a barrel on my new guns. I just shot & cleaned them. Right or wrong? I've never had any issues.
    The first shot will be the best shot out of a barrel, from there on out it's just gonna be wear and tear. Just keep it clean using a good bore guide and rod, and don't over heat it and you'll be fine. I've build dozens of customs with the help of my Uncle and I've never worried about this shoot 5 then clean for 25-30 rounds crap!! Good luck Ivory!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bitterroot Bulls View Post
    I wouldn't put too much into "break-in" I would clean after 5 shots for the first twenty (While you are sighting in, load developing, practicing, etc.) Then clean as needed.

    Some barrel makers say it is important, some don't. I remember a Barsness article years ago where he compared a strict regimented break-in process with no break-in at all and found no appreciable difference in performance, other than the broke in barrel showed more throat erosion.

    I don't worry about it. YMMV.

    I am with LaHunter on the bore guide and quality rod. I think improper cleaning does much more damage than shooting.
    I'm with Bitterroot!!
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    i have also heard that the break in process started many many years ago from barrel makers saying thats what needs to be done and it has just been the thing to do for a long time now. I am totally with BB and woodtick shoot it then clean it.

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    thanks for all the input fellas

 

 

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