+1I'm not entirely sure this is necessary, but when I used to shoot with my older brother (RIP) he broke in his Colt AR by shooting 20 rounds followed by a quick field strip and bore cleaning and oiled it. He followed the same procedure after another 50 rounds, then 100, 200 and then after 300 rounds he broke the entire thing down and cleaned every part on the rifle. When he was done that Colt was a tack driver from pretty much any range. I wish I had paid more attention to his meticulous care of firearms at the time because I would be a lot more knowledgeable about it now, but I do specifically remember his OCD break in of that Colt.
Cause the brand new rifles are dry on the inside. They have some goopy sh!t on the outside to prevent rust. At least that's how my last M16 was. I miss that rifle.I remember when I was issued a brand new M16...clean it before you shoot it (down to the bolt), make sure you oil it up good, and shoot it...used to be SOP for each company to bring a gallon of oil to the range with them...
That is a BREAK IN !! How long ago was this? .. and how much was .223 ammo than !?No need for "barrel break in," or "clean and shoot, clean and shoot" nonsense with an AR. Break it down, clean it, lube it properly, and go have some fun!:grin:
When I shot my first AR for the first time, I put 800 rounds through it. That was my "break in."
A few years back, and ammo was a lot cheaper then.:wink:That is a BREAK IN !! How long ago was this? .. and how much was .223 ammo than !?
No that's normal. After you clean after each round, you need to spin around in a circle three times and clap your hands in a sequence of 1-2 after each spin is completed. If you don't, it's bad juju for your rifle ... :twisted:When I purchased my last AR, the guy working at the gun shop told me to shoot 30 rounds through it and "clean it after every round".
I shop there often so I just elected to let it go without a wise ass comment :roll: