I am new to this forum so I don't know if this has been done to death before, even if it has I hope that I can get some advice and help from you guys. I am about to take delivery of a Rifle that has just been "semi customised" and had a new barrel fitted and I would like any hints, tips or opinions regarding the "Running In" or "Bedding In" of the new barrel.
The rifle is a .243 based on a P14 action which has had a brand new Satin Chrome Barrel fitted which has been glass bedded etc.
This is the rifle in question: http://www.guntrader.co.uk/GunsForSale/100717170901568
What I would like to know is if there is any particular preperation that I should do to the barrel before I start to fire/zero the rifle, what sort of "cleaning regime" I should adopt while "running the barrel in" - i.e. Clean after each shot for so many shots etc, and if so for how many shots, and how many shots (On average) should I think about using to settle the barrel in, and of course the best way to treat (Clean) the rifle in the long term to get the best out of it.
Up to now I have always had pre-owned, well used/knocked about rifles up to 22-250 so this (With a brand new barrel fitted) is as good as a new gun for me in a caliber that I have not had before and I want it to last!
Your help would be appreciated guys!