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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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