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    Barrel break in

    I purchased a new Tikka 7RM last year. I decided that I would break in the barrel as suggested on several sites I visited. Clean before first shot and between each shot through 10 shots. This was a pain but allowed the barrel to cool between shots. Then after three shots for 9 more rounds. The rifle was a shooter right from the get go. Ended up using Core Lokts in 150 grain as they shot very well and are plenty good for Whitetails. I don?t know if the break in helped with accuracy BUT I can tell you it did with cleaning the bore. I started cleaning guns Friday night and continued on Saturday. One pistol and five long guns. The 7RM was shot as much if not more than the other four rifles but cleaned up in a Jiffy with very little copper build up. I will be breaking in any new rifles in the future.

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    Well done, my friend.
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    Just had a rifle built this winter and that was the exact procedure I used

 

 

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