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Old 05-11-2019, 02:30 PM   #1
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barrel break-in

Hi, all members---new guy---shades88---here. Just bought a new Kimber 84M 6.5 CM "OPEN COUNTRY"! Am wondering if there is ANY suggested barrel break-in procedure, from Kimber, for this rifle, other than the obvious cleaning with bore solvent, patches, repeating, etc., etc., etc.
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Old 05-11-2019, 02:58 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum from northern Illinois shades88. There is no single right way to break-in a new barrel. As a copper bullet moves through a rough bore, it actually provides an element of lapping action. If this material is removed before continuing to fire, the lapping process continues until the rough surfaces are polished smooth. The important thing to remember is that in the first few rounds it's critical to shoot, scrub and patch the bore and chamber clean after each round.
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Welcome to the forum from Northern Illinois.

Stop by the Rifle discussion group. I'm sure you will find some good advice down there, and I know some folks are pretty specific (another word came to mind) about how to go through this.
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Hey,jflytie--Thanks for reply--will check out the Rifle discussion group. Seems as if you might be (?) a flytier--I have tied for 40 plus years---fresh and salt. GREAT HOBBY!!!
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Welcome Shades... from upstate [western] NY
Great Rifle!!!
I just purchased an 84M Hunter in 6.5. Going to be taking her out probably next week to 'break her in'. Good Times coming!!!
Best of luck with yours.
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