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CarburetorMonkeyhead
02-13-2005, 9:55 PM
I've heard that Kel-Tec SU-16s lose their accuracy
after a short while. Have any SU-16 shooters
here noticed one way or the other?
I just bought one and will be shooting it soon,
is there a "break in" procedure to follow?
My other guns were all used and this is my first
"new" rifle. I don't want to f*** it up http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

CarburetorMonkeyhead
02-13-2005, 9:55 PM
I've heard that Kel-Tec SU-16s lose their accuracy
after a short while. Have any SU-16 shooters
here noticed one way or the other?
I just bought one and will be shooting it soon,
is there a "break in" procedure to follow?
My other guns were all used and this is my first
"new" rifle. I don't want to f*** it up http://calguns.net/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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02-13-2005, 11:53 PM
I haven't had mine long enough or put that many rounds through it, but here are 2 sides of the story on barrel break-in:

Gale McMillan - famous barrel maker:
http://yarchive.net/gun/barrel/break_in.html

Krieger Barrels - famous barrel maker:
http://www.kriegerbarrels.com/RapidCat/catalog/pagetemplate.cfm?template=/RapidCat/common/viewPage.cfm&PageId=2558&CompanyId=1246

maxicon
02-16-2005, 10:47 PM
Booknut's excellent loaner _The Complete Guide to AR-15 Accuracy_ arrived in the mail today, and it's got a short section on barrel break-in as well, excerpted below:

"The Accuracy Speaks philosophy of breaking in a new barrel is to go to the range and shoot until you're out of ammo or tired of the recoil and noise. However, some enthusiasts insist upon the shoot one and clean; shoot two and clean, etc, procedure or some permutation thereof. Actually, I believe that the most important aspect of breaking in a barrel is to shoot enough rounds through it so the burr is gone off the gas port before the customer ever looks through the bore..."

I'll admit, I'm a lazy shooter. This is my kind of thinking!

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