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  1. Gun Cleaning
    So I've got a great problem, this is the first time I've ever had a brand spanking new barrel and I'm not exactly sure how I am supposed to break it in. I have managed to acquire many guns over the years but they have all been purchased used, donated, or inherited. I realize I really don't know...
  2. Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Good morning to all, Long time reader first time poster! I have a few questions regarding the performance of a new T3 Varmint in 300WSM purchased recently. Took it out yesterday to break the barrel in and get it on paper, cleaned the barrel completely before first shot, first 3 shot at...
  3. Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    As I expect to pick up a new rifle today, I've been doing a fair bit of research on "proper" barrel break in procedures. A controversial subject, to say the least, and from what I've seen so far, there are about as many different opinions, pro and con, as there are shooters :-). And of those...
  4. Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Is it true that FMJ's are harder on barrels than "regular" hunting and match bullets?
  5. Black Rifles
    We just bought our first AR-15. Stag Arms, Model 2 (223/5.56) chrome lined barrel. We shot 200 rounds in about an 1 and a half hours. On our last magazine my wife dumped the 30rd mag. The barrel was glowing cherry red around the gas tube on the barrel. Probably 3-4 inches of the barrel was...
  6. Marlin 336 Lever Guns
    Just bought a new 336W. Would like to see how accuratre we can make this rifle. Will be handloading, with the obvious variety of bullet and powder options. Anything else to wring the most out of this gun?
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