OK, I have read several "theories" on the best way to break in a new rifle bbl. I am the shoot 1 - clean, shoot 3 - clean out to about 5 or 6 repeats. I totally understand the idea of cleaning any loose debris from the rifling so it won't scar that bbl as you run loads down the pipe. But, I pondered if it mattered since guns are fired at time of production and how do "they" treat your toy before you buy it????
So, I called Remington this morning and chatted - asked how many live rounds they fire on a new gun and if they clean it? Chap said usually 3 to 5 test rounds and no cleaning procedure during this - something like a clean patch run through after they are done - maybe???
So, do you guys think we loose some potential top end accuracy from the factories procedures and does it mean "doodly squat" to make efforts after we buy it to break it in proper? Hmmmm????
Never had a custom gun done - how do the hi end bbl makers handle your set up before you get it???