GUN Brand new AR-15, I was told to clean the bore after each shot and slowly rotate in...

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  1. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    more shots in between barrel cleanings to break the gun in. Any truth to this or can I just go ape shit to start out with? Any other helpful tips for a virgin AR-15 owner?

    It's a DPMS Panther AP4. No pics sorry
     
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    Shoot it til you're bored and go home and clean it, it'll be fine.
     
  3. vettefan52

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    what dipshit told you that? must own a cleaning supply company...
     
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    Shoot it like you stole it.

    That sounds even more anal than a top end barrel break in procedure...
     
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    thomor25 I make money online....

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    That's an old school precision rifle break in method. Some people still do it with new bolt actions. Your AR is probably chrome lined so it wont make much of a difference. Even if it wasn't, still not gonna make a big difference.

    For the record, I've done that break in on all of my new guns and barrels. AR included. :big grin:
     
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    fuck that. When I got my CMMG upper I just put about 100 rounds through it and then took it home and put it in the closet (of course, you can't break in chrome lined barrels, but whatever :big grin:)
     
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    I took my upper out of the box, put it on my lower and shot it about 500 rounds before the first swab even touched it
     
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    apparently, this method only applies to stainless steel barrels.
     
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    1 shot; clean.
    2 shots; clean.
    3 shots; clean.
    ...
    10 shots; clean.

    That's the target rifle break in.
     
  11. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Just got done shooting today. Went 10 shots then cleaned. 20 shots then cleaned and then 30 shots then cleaned.

    It was at first having trouble feeding a round and it would get jammed up. First trigger pull struck the primer but did not fire, but after that it ate and fired everything... dunno if it was just a virgin gun break in fluke or what.
     
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    did you pull the carrier out and oil it first, or were you shooting it dry?
     
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    Everything was already oiled to beat hell when I bought it :dunno:
     
  14. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    I ran out of ammo. Still trying to adjust the sights perfectly... It's a pain.

    Are red dot sights more accurate and easy to use?
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    http://fieldandstream.blogs.com/gunnut/2006/04/gun_myths_part_.html

    THE MYTH: If you break in your new barrel by firing a shot, cleaning, doing this five times more, then cleaning every five shots until you’ve got 100 rounds through the barrel, your bore will be glassy smooth even if it wasn’t when you started.

    THE TRUTH: You will have wasted a lot of effort, patches, and solvent. Not to mention the time that you could have spent watching Ultimate Fighter reruns on the Spike Network.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    that's a waste of time, ammo, and barrel life from over-cleaning.

    edit: this is a good read too, Gale McMillan is always entertaining
    http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=12582
     
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    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    thnx for help and links ;)
     
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    I did the one shot, clean method too for the first 10 rounds then switched to the 10 rounds clean for the next 50 rounds. Overkill? Ya maybe. but I used a bore snake so it was pretty painless. The rifle shoots really well now.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    It's an AK, who cares :hsugh:
     

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