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Posted: 7/20/2008 7:45:09 AM EST
I am going to be purchasing a POF upper and building my own lower for my first AR. Now the question is I read that their barrels are smoother than your typical chrome lined one. That being said do I still do the traditional shoot once clean method to smooth out the tiny imperfections or should it be good two go off the shelf?

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Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:19:53 AM EST
I'd break it in because it can't hurt. In addition there may be small pieces of metal etc. that get knocked loose during the first shot.

I dreaded breaking in a barrel but once I went through it, it wasn't that bad. With the AR platform it was easy to knock the takedown pin out and clean the barrel and bolt assy.

I clean after the first shot, second shot, then every third shot a few times then every five shots. After 25 rounds or so I then clean ever 10 rounds. I figure three cleanings after every 10 rounds ought to be enough.

I'm sure someone else with have a "better" method.
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:20:08 AM EST
Link Posted: 7/20/2008 8:39:35 AM EST
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