Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
remington 300

new gun question

18 posts in this topic

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • Seen on the channel 5 news the other night, plans to remove a dam in River Falls. They didn't specify which dam, or if it would be both dams. The movement is gaining popularity, especially with residents. And more input meetings will be planned. However, if the project is ok'd, it doesn't sound like it will be in the near future. I'm all for the dam removal! Both of them!
    • Hey Dave, I am sorry to hear that. If you need anything you have my number.  Send me a PM or text and let me know whats going on. Recurring infection? Low blood supply?     
    • Yes. But he has a great plan to utilize the excess rail capacity in the country by relocating those who disagree with him. It's gonna be a real gas. 
    • 100% A-OK is how that's working out, but I'm not surprised by the continued confusion. Even beside Texas vs Johnson, the idea of stripping citizenship from people hasn't stood up in court.
    • You must have been on some sh*tty ice for it to do that... Love my heavy spud bar, if it doesn't go through in a couple wacks I feel pretty darn confident in stepping...Spud bar,picks,pfd,rope, common sense all ya need
    • Protecting the rights of the id-oits, for the purpose of teaching others how not to be an id-iot is paramount. It goes both ways.........
    • What? You don't like the 1st amendment?
    • there is a seat belt law, why not have a ice picks law? if you are caught out ice fishing before the 1st of the year without picks, you get a "stupid" ticket.
    • So burning a Quran, or pouring bacon grease on it must be protected as well?  And flying the Stars and Bars?  How is that working out? 
  • Our Sponsors