need advice on BBL break in

need advice on BBL break in

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    need advice on BBL break in

    I need some help please. I have a new 700 SPS Tactical on the way in 308 that will strictly be used for hunting. My question is, is a barrel break in procedure really necessary. Also, any recommendations on an accurate hunting round for deer would be great. Thanks for any advice.

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    No, shoot it normal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Ops
    I would like to share my thoughts...

    No need to do any breaking in what so ever...

    But who am I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamo
    Quote Originally Posted by Black Ops
    I would like to share my thoughts...

    No need to do any breaking in what so ever...

    But who am I

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    For a round to drop both big deer and little deer the 165 grain Sierra Game King in Lapua brass and powered by ADI's AR2208 or Hogden's Varget should give far more than adequate accuracy for the task and will deliver a very solid blow to the animal.

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    Re: need advice on BBL break in

    Quote Originally Posted by hunter308
    Also, any recommendations on an accurate hunting round for deer would be great. Thanks for any advice.
    Factory or handload?

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    Barrel break in:

    Take 2-10 boxes of ammo to the range.
    Load and Fire until you have no more ammo
    Go home and lightly swab barrel

    Barrel is now broken in, although copper deposits will continue to come down until you get 300+ rounds down the tube.

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    BK 13, I have access to handloads, but prefer to get off the shelf ammo, it's just easier and probably more than adequate. Thanks for all the great info and for letting a "hunter" in on the knowledge. Just curious how many of you guys hunt in addition to target shooting?

    Thanks Again.

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    As for hunting ammo, try a couple off the shelf and see what your rifle likes. My 30-06 likes Hornady lite magnums with 165 sst the best, but other loads works well enough for hunting. 150 or 165 is a common hunting bullet weight.
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