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i just got my son a new rifle and was wondering about

"breaking in" a new gun, i remember reading something about it on here but couldnt remember the details,

anyone have any advice on this?

thanks in advance,

mike

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I think its more of a feel thing. get him comfortbale with the gun playing with it and holding it. I never really "broke in a gun". What kind of Rifle did you get him?

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I agree with guide, the most important thing you want him to do is get used to shooting the gun so he his comfortable with that and has confidence in the gun and most of all understands the safety of the gun, loading, ejecting bullets etc.. Of course if there is a scope you want to site that in.

I have never heard of actually "breaking in a gun"? Maybe someone else knows more about this?

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i got him a savage model 111 in 30-06, it came with a 3-9 scope, he'll be shooting the new managed recoil bullets for a couple years,

as far as what i remember about break-in, something about running a patch through the barrel after every shot for the first several rounds ,does that make sense?

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I remember there was a break in recommended for my remington. maybe search their HSOforum & I bet you'll find something.

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I shoot remington 30-06 and I never followed a "break in" routine, never was told to. My gun shoots perfect, I clean in after each season, never a problem and it always brings the deer down!

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The only thing I remember is when you shoot it for the first time or any time at the range with multiple rounds, let the barrel cool before ripping off a couple more. If you get the barrel too hot and shoot through it the bullet can actually warp the rifling and the barrel. That is what I heard and don't know from experience.

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I want to say that I read it take 500 shots to break a gun in but I could be wrong. It seems like a lot to me, I would have him shoot until he feel comfortable and you should be set.

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i just got my son a new rifle and was wondering about

"breaking in" a new gun, i remember reading something about it on here but couldnt remember the details,

anyone have any advice on this?

thanks in advance,

mike

I have never had a problem "breaking in a gun". In fact if you need, I will break in your new one for ya winkgrinwink.

Honestly though, ne closest thing I ever came to needing to break one in was not shooting Hot unter 125 grain bullets in my .357. The first day I had my glock I shot over 1000 rounds.

Just shoot it, be smart, don't hot gun it, and you will be fine. Enjoy.

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thanks for the responces, im going out with my son tomorrow to sight it in, on a side note if anyone is in need of some last minute sighting in, ive got room, going out around 2:00.

maybe ill start a new thread stating this.

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rem,

I just got a new Savage Weather Warrior .270 (see the thread below yours). I did break in the new barrel. Gander mountain had a sheet on how to do it. Twenty shots total.

One shot - clean the gun

Repeat for four more shots

Three shots - clean the gun.

Repeat that four more times.

The idea is to clean out the brass, and 'set' the rifling in the barrel. I don't know if it was totally necessary, but I had the luxury of shooting at my brother's (not at a range) so we could take our time and do the break in.

My thought was that a box of shells is cheap compared to a new barrel. Treat the gun right.

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thanks for the info fish,

i knew there was something more involved with firing a new rifle,

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by the way that looks like a sweet gun you got there, good luck with it.

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It's an investment that you don't want to mess up.

Have fun - good luck. Bring an extra heavy sweatshirt to drape over your shoulder for padding. You will feel twenty shots the next day.

Oh and that's just break-in. You will need to shoot some to sight in the scope.

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weren't you adjusting the scope while doing the 20 shot break-in? my sons was just bore sighted so it will take several shots any way to get close, so make adjustments along the way?

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Adjusted it a little each time, but the 20 shells I used were not the same as what I will hunt with. So still needed to shoot a few more, only 2 sets of three, to get a nice grouping that I'm happy with.

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well we got my sons rifle sighted in, follwing the cleaning steps you provided.(thanks again).

on a side note, the guy at Dick's did a great job bore sighting, it only took a couple of minor adjustments and we were dialed in,and a littleplug for the managed recoil rounds by remington, my son shot the whole box and was hitting as well on the last shot as he was on the first few, then i had him fire one last shot with one of my bullets, he goes WOW, big difference in recoil, but the bullet hit right were the lower recoil bullets hit. NICE.

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Glad to hear all went well with the new gun.

Good luck to you and your son.

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