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Posted: 10/23/2004 4:09:27 PM EST
Could somenone please explain the steps for properly breaking in a new barrel? Just received my first AR and not sure what is required to break in the barrel. I was planning on shooting one round and then running the boresnake through and repeat for 10-15 rounds. Is this correct? Thanks
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:14:51 PM EST
Personally I dont belive in it. ESP if it is a chrome linned barrel. Just shoot it about 500 times then clean it.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:16:28 PM EST
Send that AR to me and I'll send it back to you broken in.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 4:49:01 PM EST

hope that helps

Link Posted: 10/23/2004 5:53:44 PM EST
If its a chrome moly barrel, ie not chromed lined, run a solvent laden patch and then clean patch after every shot the first ten times, then do it after 10 shots for 40 round, then after 30 for the next 100 or so. This is if you want optimum accuracy.

If you are not after accuracy don't worry about break in.

If it is chrome lined there is no break in.
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 7:15:14 PM EST
Just shoot it...
Link Posted: 10/23/2004 8:03:16 PM EST
shoot it barrel break is is bs you wont be able to tell .02 cents worth of difrence clean it when you get home
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 1:53:26 AM EST
Shoot it.
Link Posted: 10/24/2004 5:41:21 AM EST
Great guys, thanks for the info. It is a chrome lined bushy barrel so I don't think I'll need to worry about break in. Even the bushmaster website says there is no breakin for chrome lined.
Thanks again
Link Posted: 10/25/2004 3:43:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gregory_K:
Personally I dont belive in it. ESP if it is a chrome linned barrel. Just shoot it about 500 times then clean it.

Link Posted: 10/26/2004 12:55:26 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/26/2004 12:56:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/26/2004 12:57:57 PM EST by knightsar]

What I said,

Just remember you can get more accurate with your rifle by shooting it more, than you will worrying

about the loss of accuracy from some lengthy break in procedure.

Shoot it and the shoot it some more. I doubt you will ever wear it out
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 3:46:29 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/29/2004 3:48:37 AM EST by White-Feather]
I found these 2 posts on Sniper Country concerning this issue...


Link Posted: 11/1/2004 5:03:07 PM EST
Great thread timing. I just got my M4 upper back from Bushmaster today with a new 16" barrel on it.

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