Originally Posted by Gutter
Had another thought. The barrel is basically new and I think only 5 rounds were shot out of it (still trying to figure out how the guy I bought it from did that while the bolt looked like a cosmo popsicle). Should I break this in as if it were a new bolt action or did that happen in '43?
How do you mean "break this in"?
If you mean some sort of special "fire one shot, clean the barrel, fire another shot, clean the barrel" type procedure, as some advocate for target barrels, I wouldn't bother.
As far as I know, the military "broke in" these barrels by shooting them.
If you mean firing the slightly abrasive "final finish" type bullets to smooth the bore, I wouldn't even consider it.
Just shoot the rifle and enjoy.