Break In: 12/4/11:
The manufacturer of my barrel, Badger, provides break in instructions and I followed them today. Basically one uses jacketed bullets to lap the barrel to close up the pores left from the manufacturing process.
I followed the directions and shot 14 rounds looking down the sight-less barrel. I never could see the “copper wash” they referred to in the procedure but I did notice less and less copper remnants on my patches as I cleaned. I used Hoppe’s#9 solvent and Windex Multi-Surface cleaner. I will shoot the rest of the box another day in the same manner but I was getting tired (bored?), what with all the cleaning between shots.
After the last shot I cleaned the gun with my cleaner of choice, EEzox, and put it in the safe.