Posted: 5/7/2004 9:48:08 PM EDT
I went out to the range and shot my Bushmaster Varminter for the first time. I followed the general prescription for the barrel break-in, as stated in the manual.
However, when I went to clean the barrel there was no copper fouling, and I mean none! (I was using Sweet's 7.62). I guess I thought there would be a lot of copper residue in a new barrel, especially in the first few shots. After about 20 rounds, further break-in didn't seem necessary. Either it was a very smooth barrel out of the box or I was doing something incorrectly.
Sounds like you got a good barrel.
Take care of it and enjoy!
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