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    new rifle

    Hi i am picking up a new 17 hmr at weekend what is the correct way to break it in?

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    Clean all transport grease from the barrell and then just shoot it mate,will take a few hundred rounds before its on song,clean it again and it will take 5-10 fouling shoots for the group to tighten back up.
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    I was taught many years ago, and I think was SOP: Ideally clean the barrell then clean it after each shot for the first 15 shots, then after every 5 shots 5 times, then every 15 shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NickJ View Post
    I was taught many years ago, and I think was SOP: Ideally clean the barrell then clean it after each shot for the first 15 shots, then after every 5 shots 5 times, then every 15 shots.
    Nick with a centerfire i`d agree but no need to be half as fussy with a rimfire.
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    Anglo deer management and training
    Yet another 7mm 08 user ..................... if Carlsberg made calibers.........................

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    Pull it through, check barrel then go get it zeroed in. Anything more fussy than that is not needed or worth the effort since you first 5 breaking in shots with be part of the zeroing process that will bring it sweet. I was hunting with my tikka in .308 after about 7 shots and then a fox on the next. Since then it's only ever pulled through before and after use and shoots perfect.

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