I always use a certain procedure when "breaking in" a new rifle, but I've never done it with any pistol I've owned.Originally posted by mlbdg:
Have you guys ever heard of "breaking in the barrel" of a new gun? I guy that I was talking to suggested that this is what I should do with my new Kimber. I never heard of it so I thought I would ask here.
Originally posted by mn2deep:
I always use a certain procedure when "breaking in" a new rifle, but I've never done it with any pistol I've owned.
What I do with a rifle is:
1.clean bore and chamber
2.fire one round
3.run saturated patch through bore followed by dry patch.
3. repeat 1-3 for a total of 5 rounds.
4. repeat above procedures increasing by one shot after each cycle until you work up to 5 rounds.
5. then shoot 10 rounds
6. then blast away!
some say overkill...some say not enough break in.
Originally posted by feedramp:
First I ever heard of this. Could be that the guy that made that recommendation didn't know that most guns, especially the quality ones, are proof tested before they leave the factory.
What does proof tested mean? They shoot 'em.
The ones that don't blow up, bulge, or otherwise break during proof testing are therefore "broken in."
Wear ear and eye protection anyway.
My remark was in reference to the original question that mlbdg asked. Until he posted his question, I had never heard of anyone "breaking in" a barrel. Sorry for the confusion.Originally posted by mn2deep:
The procedure I listed is not about "Proof Testing" a firearm for reliability. It is the well known and accepted method used to break in a rifle barrel to insure that the rifle shoots to it's full accuracy potential.
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