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Someone replied to one of "my" posts and said that the new Savages were "sweet". I'll have to take your word for that. I have a couple of them at the house and need to use them a lot more often.

While on the Savage Arms website, I found this neat set of procedures for breaking in the barrel of a new rifle, or breaking in the new barrel of an 'old' one.

"Stuff" like this ought to be shared!

Barrel Break-in Procedure
From Savage Arms Savage Arms
Q. What is the barrel break-in procedure?
A. Although there may be different schools of thought on barrel break-in, this is what Precision Shooting Magazine recommends:
STEP 1 (repeated 10 times)
• Fire one round
• Push wet patches soaked with a powder solvent through the bore
• Push a brush through the bore (5 times in each direction)
• Push dry patches through the bore (2 times)
• Push wet patches soaked with a copper solvent through the bore
• Push a brush through the bore (5 times in each direction)
• Push dry patches through the bore (2 times)
• Push a patch with 2 drops of oil through the bore
STEP 2 (repeated 5 times)
• Fire a 3 shot group
• Repeat the cleaning procedure from STEP 1 after each group
STEP 3 (repeat 5 times)
• Fire a 5 shot group
• Repeat the cleaning procedure from STEP 1
They recommend the use of a patch with 2 drops of oil after the cleaning so that you are not shooting with a dry bore. It is also advisable to use a powder solvent and copper solvent from the same manufacturer to be sure they are chemically compatible.

Enjoy!
 
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i do one round and clean,two rounds and clean,three rounds and clean to five but was told to ten.
 

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Don't forget to wear hearing and eye protection at the range...

What I do is
shoot one round and clean
shoot another round and clean
shoot a 3rd round and clean again
then I'll shoot a 3 round group and clean again
then I finish with a final 3 round group and clean again

I think 9 rounds is plenty for the rifles first trip to the range,
take your time when shooting you don't want to get your barrel hot!

but I also want to point out it's important to use a good bore cleaner & make sure to brush at least 4 or 5 full bore length strokes then run a dry patch,
if you visually see any brass or lead particles, remove them before shooting the next round.

If you take the time to do this break in procedure with any new barrel and always keep your rifle clean and well lubricated
you shouldn't have any issues with it's performance.
Good Luck!
 
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