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I am using the method from the varmint hunter site now. I have never broke in a new barrel and I don't know if it will make a difference in a 44 mag 1894 but I am doing it. I figure it can't hurt and possibly make the barrel smoother for lead rounds. I am going to try and post the http so here goes. 1st time to try.  http://www.varminthunters.com/tech/breakin.html
 

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I am using the method from the varmint hunter site now. I have never broke in a new barrel and I don't know if it will make a difference in a 44 mag 1894 but I am doing it. I figure it can't hurt and possibly make the barrel smoother for lead rounds. I am going to try and post the http so here goes. 1st time to try.  http://www.varminthunters.com/tech/breakin.html     My Webpage
 

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I clean it, load it and shoot it. I don't believe that any of the complex barrel break in procedures I've seen help at all. I will agree that it can't hurt.
 

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I'm just using whatever I have loaded. I will be using the same round for the handgun and the rifle so that is what I am breaking in with. No lead in either gun for a while. I think the jacketed rounds are the way to go until breakin is complete and even then lapping and throat tolerances come into play.
 

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I use the following method:

Before I shoot the rifle, I give it 25 strokes with JB compound on a patch and Jag.  I clean with solvent and then give it 25 more strokes with Remington bore cleaner (the abrasive stuff).  I clean again and am ready to go.  If the barrel copper fouls after shooting, I repeat only using 25 strokes of Flitz compound, followed by the JB, etc.

I stole this idea from Varmint Als website.  I don't use the shoot 1 and clean, shoot 2 and clean, etc.  I don't have time for that at the range.  I'd rather be shooting.

HTH, Tom
 

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I think I am done with the 1894. After shooting 5 and cleaning twice today and then using sweets to check on the copper I did not have much. I gave it a dose of Flitz and I think it is ready to go.
 

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Shoot and clean every shot  for at least 10 shoots,

key is ,,CLEAN  before next shot,
i  dont  think it matters what you use,or  how ,,

just  clean ,,,,,,,that can take some  work  ,,but  dosent do any good  to shoot on top of any fouling  left in barrle  ,, so clean  before  next shot is what is important
 

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human nature is to perceive the results your are after.If you break in a rifle to achieve better accuracy , you probably will.I know I have done it many times. It is hard to remain objcetive about your results after going thru a lengthy process trying to achieve those results.
 

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imashooter2 said:
I clean it, load it and shoot it. I don't believe that any of the complex barrel break in procedures I've seen help at all. I will agree that it can't hurt.

I would have to agree with 'shooter2.
 
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