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Posted: 1/10/2005 1:38:24 PM EDT
Hi Everyone,
Just picked up my M1A "Loaded" SS.
Any suggestions on how to "properly" break in the action/barrel?
I have a few boxes or .308 Federal A.E. here- itching to go to the range.
Thanks!
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 3:49:08 PM EDT
There are probably 2 answers you'll get:

1) load it and fire it a LOT!!!

2) Go the fire 1, clean, fire 1 clean, fire 1 clean..............yadda yadda yadda method.

I would suggest a compromise: Clean the barrel well before shooting. Then fire 5 shots, clean with something like Butch's Bore Shine (which will get after copper somewhat), fire 5 and clean again. Then Fire 10 & clean. Fire 10 more and check the bore - if it's really no more fouled than after the previous 10...................then it's ready for normal range work. If it's dirtier or as bad, Try another 10/clean pattern.
Link Posted: 1/10/2005 4:46:11 PM EDT
OK- Great ~
Thanks a bunch!
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