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Old 08-21-2016, 09:19 PM
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I have always preferred Chrome Lined barrels because of the ease of maintenance and durability but recently was looking into buying a match grade stainless barrel. After learning the MFG recommends cleaning every 3 to 5 shots for the life of the barrel, I was like hell no. Please help me understand why that is necessary but when I go to the range, I put like 100 rounds before I clean my Chrome Lined Barrel.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:31 PM
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Choose a different manufacturer.

I have about a thousand rounds through my Odin 18" DMR that shoots pretty darn fantastic. My son was shooting sub 1/2 MOA at 800 yards the last time we were out.

I've cleaned it never.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:51 PM
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Numerous manufacturers recommend a cleaning after 5 shots for break-in procedures. Even at that, they're usually guide lines for those who want to follow a break in routine.

I have three stainless steel rifle barrels (AR-15). I just clean them, as desired.
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:55 PM
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I'm not an expert or marksman but my rifles outshoot me handily and my idea of barrel break-in is shoot till you're done (1 or 100+, makes no difference the round count unless it's dirty enough that it malfunctions or is no longer accurate, which has never happened to me), then clean it properly. I may be doing it all wrong but so far, so good.
I imagine most have read it before but I tend to follow Gale McMillan's take on barrel break-in, but I'm sure there may be exceptions to almost everything. I'd go with what the manufacturer recommends or what works for you.
How to Break-in a Barrel within AccurateShooter.com

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Old 08-22-2016, 01:45 AM
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They sell more barrels that way. lol
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Old 08-22-2016, 05:52 AM
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Probably not the barrel for you. From the sounds of it, it is a barrel manufactured for SERIOUS bench rest shooting. Bench rest shooters don't typically use chrome lined barrels, as they tend to be less accurate. Fractions of an inch separate winners from losers, an a 1/2 inch MOA rifle would be laughed off the range. Many bench shooters religiously clean their barrels every string.

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Old 08-22-2016, 08:24 AM
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I clean the barrel of my SS barreled Rock River NM every 200-300 rounds and that is plenty.
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I had my Rem 700VS re-barreled with a Douglas Stainless 1-9 twist, for Prairie Dog shooting. I shot and cleaned it every 5 rounds, (While sighting it in) for 10 rounds. (Cleaned it twice). Then I just used it like any other rifle.
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Old 08-22-2016, 11:57 PM
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I clean the barrel of my SS barreled Rock River NM every 200-300 rounds and that is plenty.
I have a Ruger American Ranch .223 and I can get 1 MOA at 100 yards. I guess I got lucky because most Ruger American's are not quite that accurate. The barrel is blued and the thing I really love about this is I don't have to really take care of it. I was thinking about getting a match stainless steel bolt rifle but I would like to treat it just like I would a Chrome lined barrel. My AR I shoot 100 rounds and then I clean it. think that is the same approach I would take with stainless. But from the experts you will shorten the life.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:03 AM
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Many moons ago it was believed that stainless alloy barrels would not shoot out as quick as steel in the higher velocity calibers...who can forget the old Model 70 in 220 Swift?? Winchester copper plated the stainless barrel so they could blue it. We know today that stainless alloy barrels don't last any longer than chrome moly when it comes to burning out the throat.
I think you might have misread the ad for this barrel. I have owned and barreled them all and I know of no barrel of any material that has to be or is recommended that you clean it that often. As previously posted, chrome lined barrels are generally less accurate, but that don't mean there isn't that 1 in a 1000 out there that will out shoot most. There are no match barrels that are chrome lined. Chrome lining makes them easier to clean, but even hard chrome lining wont stop the throat from getting scorched if you run too many runds thru it too close together.
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Old 08-25-2016, 08:17 AM
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You're either looking at a very expensive high end barrel for long distance bench shooting or its another manufacturer that believes in break ins

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Old 08-25-2016, 08:26 AM
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I love discussions on barrel break in
Unless you have a benchrest rifle I believe it is just being overly anal
Proper Barrel Break-in Procedure - YouTube
Good video on the subject
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