Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Currently residing fairly close to Canadian Border
Shoot one round and clean the barrel of all Copper. I use Bore Tech CU+2 or eliminator - your choice as they are both excellent copper removers. Do this 25 times or until no sign of copper - which ever comes first. The break-in procedure is not for accuracy; itís for ease of cleaning once broke-in. Most chrome moly, hammer forged barrels are rough, so I doubt it will break-in like a match barrel.
Breaking the barrel-in using this method will reduce copper fouling, how much depends on the roughness of the barrel. Takes the better part of a day, but Iíve done it on many chrome molly barrels and a few cleaned up but most were copper strippers. Iíve never had a match barrel that didnít clean up nicely after 8 to 21 rounds.
Tubbís has some fire forming rounds that do a quicker job of it but a rough barrel will just copper foul, some more than others, but breaking-in will help all barrels foul less. At least that has been my experience over the past 50 years of shooting, both competitive and plinking.
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