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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bongfoo, Jun 2, 2010.

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  1. bongfoo

    bongfoo TS Member

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    hello all. let me start off by saying i'm new to these forums. i've recently been introduced to trap shooting mby a friend. now i'm HOOKED. i've got a quick question though. do you have to break in a new shotgun barrel? if so, what is the proper way to do so? i know how to properly break in a new pistol or rifle barrel, but i plan on getting a decent shotgun (looking at a BT99 possibly)and don't wanna start off the relationship with her all wrong.
    thanks in advanced for your advice!
     
  2. luvtrapguns

    luvtrapguns Well-Known Member

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    Glad to see another concerned with taking are of their equipment. I have never heard of breaking in a shotgun barrel. One thing you should be very careful with on a new gun is to properly lube all the rubbing surfaces to prevent galling. I use a synthetic grease infused with Teflon. Clean and re-lube often until gun starts to loosen a bit. I'm sure some would think it overkill but I clean and lube my guns after every days shooting. It can only do harm if there is insufficient lube. Welcome to the sport. Marc
     
  3. wayneo

    wayneo Active Member

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    Bong, I broke in my new Bt-99 with a couple of POI tests, about 20 patterns, (10 with an IM, and 10 with a Full choke) then a 200 bird marathon.

    Just make sure it's thoroughly cleaned and lubed, and start shooting. Wayne
     
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