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    “You must break in your barrel!” Really?

    I’ve never believed in a barrel break in. I’ve done it to a few. I took out a rifle I put together a month of two ago.

    Impact 737 action
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    Atlas BT46 with RRS arca adapter
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    Leupold mk5 5-25x56 PR2 mil

    So you think a barrel needs broke in to shoot well? I decided to just seeeeeeeend it today. No shoot and clean. Just straight up sight it in then run heavy strings of fire.

    Factory Berger 105s.

    Here’s the rifle. Then here’s an 11 shot group as fast as I could load em and shoot at 100.

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    Last edited by trophy8; 10-15-2021, 05:12 PM.

    #2
    Then the magic happened. I decided to put it on paper at 200.

    3 shots. .09” at 200.

    Don’t need no stinking break in. Load em and launch em!

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      #3
      That’s awesome but that’s a quality barrel too! Good shoot’n deadeye

      Dang Man, get that fanger nail taken care of- that would bug me to Death lol

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        #4
        Originally posted by Bucknaked View Post
        That’s awesome but that’s a quality barrel too! Good shoot’n deadeye

        Dang Man, get that fanger nail taken care of- that would bug me to Death lol
        Ha. That’s the result of HFM 3 months ago. 1/10. Do not recommend catching that at all lol

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          #5
          Nice shoot-n Matt.

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            #6
            Haha! Very nice

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              #7
              Could you imagine how good that rifle would shoot if it was properly broke in? Just kidding, nice rifle and great shooting.

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                #8
                I read somewhere that the break in theory was started by barrel makers so you would burn the barrel out faster and buy another one sooner…

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                  #9
                  Great shooting Matt.

                  I've been in the camp that it can't hurt to do a barrel brake in but in reality what is it really going to accomplish? You already have a hand lapped custom barrel. Cleaning every round for 20 then shooting groups really doesn't do much imo.

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                    #10
                    I guess that’s OK shooting, but you missed the center of the target [emoji23]

                    Glad to see you enjoying that Leupold!


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                      #11
                      It’s about time you shot that thing!

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                        #12
                        Never done it.. "They" say lots of things
                        .dang nice shooting

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                          #13
                          Improper cleaning has ruined more good barrels than most people know...when the benchrest boys who were consistently winning stated break in wasn't needed was all I needed to hear.

                          Also, 'squeaky' clean is also not needed.

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                            #14
                            When trophy 8 speaks on guns and accuracy. Most of us should listen.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Big Lee View Post
                              When trophy 8 speaks on guns and accuracy. Most of us should listen.
                              Let’s not get carried away here .

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