Ruger American .243

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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by Lorgar » 23 Jan 2015, 12:08 pm

jas0n wrote:ive been told i should shoot 1 round and clean it for 5 times, then 3 rounds and clean it for 5 times, then 5 rounds and clean it for 5 times, can anyone confirm if i should do this or is there another way?


Mate, this is one of those questions that people have been arguing over forever.

Personally I'm with North East.

For all my rifles - Rugers, Tikkas and Anchutz, centrefire and rimfire, chambered for half a dozen different cartridges - I have never "broken in" any of them.

I give them a thorough clean out of the box to clear out all the factory grease and start shooting. I've never had any problems and they all continue to shoot accurately.

This is the first 4 shots out of my 7mm Tikka shooting with was not "broken in" - Tikka 7mm-08 range report

Looks alright to me? And still shoots like that a year later.
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by Aussier » 23 Jan 2015, 12:12 pm

jas0n wrote:just been researching various forums and they all say its BS, not sure why the rifle shop said to do it though.


It's one of those things people read somewhere and then start repeating as fact as if they have tested and experienced it themselves.

Could have been, but I wouldn't necessarily say the shop was trying to rort you into a buying a few extra boxes off ammo.

Half the guys working in gunshops don't know what they're talking about and he could easily have been repeating the latest pearl of wisdom he learned from some self proclaimed expert at the range.
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by agentzero » 23 Jan 2015, 12:14 pm

1290 wrote:There's a famous how to break in a rifle YouTube video. ...it's a cracker. .anyone got a link, should be stickied for each time this question comes up. :D


No but I'm curious now :lol:
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by feedr » 23 Jan 2015, 12:18 pm

jas0n wrote:but here it is, going away this weekend to the farm so ill be testing it then.


Have fun.

Take lots of ammo :D
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by jas0n » 23 Jan 2015, 12:35 pm

thanks for the feed back guys, appreciate it. leaving in about 1 hour to drive 7 hours south, hopefully this weather clears up as i drive south.
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by 1290 » 23 Jan 2015, 2:19 pm

this is what I'm talking about, proper break in procedure... its an art, to tell by the sound of the barrel resonating, to know when its 'proper' broke in :thumbsup:

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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by cala90 » 23 Jan 2015, 7:36 pm

Lorgar wrote:I give them a thorough clean out of the box to clear out all the factory grease and start shooting. I've never had any problems and they all continue to shoot accurately.


+1.

My last two rifles I bought (.22 and 30-06) both gun shops told me to just clean out the factory oil etc and that's all.

Never had a problem!
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by Manimal » 27 Jan 2015, 7:53 am

So how was the big day at the farm? ;)
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by jas0n » 27 Jan 2015, 8:13 am

terrible, i got it sighted in at nearly 100m, went for a spot at night and nothing was around, even stopped for 10mins with vehicle off and no lights and called. Went out Sunday morning for an hour and called for the entire time with no response. bit disappointed I didnt get to shoot at a moving target but happy that I got it sighted in.
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by Manimal » 28 Jan 2015, 8:33 am

Ah bad luck then.

Good to be sighted at least and ready to go.
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by jas0n » 28 Jan 2015, 11:13 am

yea thats it, i think me and the old boy will be going to belmont range on valentines day hahaha.
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by tuffstuff » 28 Jan 2015, 1:41 pm

Spending the day with your new lady :D
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by jas0n » 28 Jan 2015, 3:21 pm

at least she gives me a kick :P
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by bigfellascott » 28 Jan 2015, 3:55 pm

jas0n wrote:at least she gives me a kick :P


And you'll get more bangs for ya buck too! :lol:
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by jas0n » 28 Jan 2015, 3:57 pm

:lol: :lol: :thumbsup:
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by chacka » 29 Jan 2015, 11:15 am

Enjoy mate.

.243 is a great all round cartridge.
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by jas0n » 29 Jan 2015, 12:04 pm

thanks mate i will.

Dad has had his .243 for about 18 years and loves it. has killed at 650 yards.
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Re: Ruger American .243

Post by RoginaJack » 29 Jan 2015, 6:14 pm

chacka wrote:Enjoy mate.

.243 is a great all round cartridge.


Whole heartily agree there. :clap: My 1st 243W was a BSA feather weight, B.A. with a factory fitted muzzle brake. Very nice bit of kit.
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