GUN Took the new 10-FP out this weekend

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  1. RonJeremey

    RonJeremey OT Supporter

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    Just for barrel break in. Didn't even bother sighting it in yet, was using shitty remington UMC (found for 16.99 a box at bass pro :eek3:) because I just wanted the brass and something to use for break in purposes. Was shooting high ~2" and left ~4" so not too bad for my bore sighting. The UMC produced about a 4.5" group, then the last 3 rounds of hornaday was ~1". Rifle will shoot much better I just wasn't concerned with it yet. Cleaning after every shot gets old. I was there for 2 hours and only got 12 shots off :hs:

    I'll go out next time and do 2 shots between cleaning until I hit 20, then 5 shots between cleanings up to 30 rounds, then I'll likely just consider it broken in. Even the first shot did not yeild much copper.

    No pics at the range, obligatory pics of rifle, but I added a harris bi-pod.
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    10fp crew :o
     
  3. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Thats just retarded
     
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    do you really have to clean it after every shot?
     
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    spankaveli OT Supporter

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    That is the same break-in procedure (or close enough) that I've read several times for precision rifles.
     
  6. No. Here's what Gale McMillan has to say.

    http://www.6mmbr.com/GailMcMbreakin.html

    Maybe someone who has set more records can come in here and contradict Gale, but for now, I consider his views as gospel.

    Basically if the chamber was cut with a dull reamer then "breaking in" consists of the bullets smoothing out the surface. It doesn't have anything to do with cleaning anything out. If the barrel was made properly in the first place then there is nothing at all to "break in."
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    :werd: Alot of benchrest shooters have switched from cleaning there guns after every shot now due to modern technology
     
  8. RonJeremey

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    Yes, I realize it is likely uneccessary, especially since Savage specifically says "We don't really recommend break in, but if you feel the need here's what XXXX magazine recommends" and since I'm not seeing alot of copper, but oh well can't hurt.
     
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    But I only shot 12 rounds total :fawk:
     
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    This is why I wasn't brushing after each shot :o I brushed every 5 shots and used copper solvent then CLP after every shot.
     
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    20 or 24" version?
     
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    Is this basically what Tubb's Final Finish bullet kit accomplishes, but with more 'smoothing'?

    Since I bought my Rem 700 used I didn't get to break in the barrel, but I've thought about using the Tubb's kit just to improve it some.
     
  14. Tubb's product is for fire lapping, not necessarily fixing chamber reaming issues. There's a lot of voodoo science around fire lapping, and you can find people with strong opinions on both sides.

    Some fire lapping info: http://www.bellmtcs.com/FAQ/Fire_Lapping.htm
     
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    I have this unfortunate association with obsessive-compulsive barrel swabbing.

    There's this jacknut at one local range that wears a shooting jacket, mounts his rifle with spendy Leupold scope on this massive lead sled that does 90% of the work for him, and swabs his barrel every fucking shot ... and shoots a 100yd pattern approaching my AR over irons shooting cheap ammo in quick succession at 100 yards. The guy is of course a snob beyond description and during the 5-minute interval between shots will sneer down his nose at everyone else's rifles on the range.
     
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    I :heart: my Dad's 10FP!!!
     
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    He really dislikes the brake that I had on my AR. I think I'll take that thing with me from now on just in case that fucknut is there.
     
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    20"

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    Hate you. Couldn't find the 20" barrel anywhere. :hsd:

    Oh well the 24 will get me ~an extra 100FPS on hand loads.
     
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    My base mounted up perfectly on my 10FCP. Didnt even have to bed the base as it sit perfectly flush front to back.
     
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    I had no issue. Mine is a 2009 mfg date. I did have an issue with the leupold screws being too long though, so I had to shorten 2 of the 4 for the mounts.
     
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    Dunno. The first one I looked at had a big spot where blueing was missed, so i made the guy go grab a new one. First one was 2008 mfg, this one was 09, and it looks flawless... everything looks good, tolerances were tight, so I grabbed this over the 08 mfg.
     
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    Mine was an 08 manufacture gun. No issues. Probably was just a fluke, they're all prone to it here and there.
     
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    Indeed... monkey on the line put the tool in the wrong place or something. Going to take it out today I think and get some more trigger time.
     

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