David B wrote:Frank sounds like you don't just get down and shoot, in fact you follow a process. what is not being considered here is not e every one has a bore scope. Does it make sense for the average shooter to seek out what the info barrel makers have on the subject?
By all means get the barrel makers barrel you got and ask how/what they recommend. Everyone has a differnt take and perspective on it as well as what they learned over the years.
You don't necessarliy need a bore scope. It is helpful if you have access to one. Also it is helpful if you know what you are looking at.
With out a bore scope and when I"m shooting a new barrel (at that range I don't have a bore scope) I look to see what the barrel is telling me. Normally I'll shoot 2 rounds thru the gun. Again if the barrel cleans quicly and easily I sit down and shoot the gun.
Yesterday I shot my sons rifle I"m buiding him. It's a .223 bolt gun. I shot 10 rounds thru it from the get go. Last 3 shot group after adjusting the scope a couple of times it shot a .298". I cleaned the barrel and other than getting some carbon fouling out of it....I'm considering it broken in.
Now a new barrel can change/pick up velocity with in X amount of rounds.
Again just pay attention to it.