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does it matter?

Ok. Another dumb question. I'm guessing that the answer is going to be "No" but it doesn't hurt to ask. Well. Maybe my pride a little.

Does it matter what kind of ammo I break in my new rifle with? Can I just use some el cheapo brand or would it be better to go with the higher quality stuff I always plan to shoot with?

I've got alot of questions with nobody to ask except you guys. Thanks.

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Copper jacketed bullets are

Copper jacketed bullets are copper jacketed bullets weather they cost $10.00 a box or $100.00 a box. Now when it comes down to accuracy the same thing is true. Your rifle might like the $10.00 a box ammo better than the $100.00 a box ammo. You never know until you start shooting it.

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makes sense

that's what i figured.

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I might meention that if you

I might meention that if you use a load you think you would like to hunt with, shooting for the sake of breaking in become's finding a good load. How do you know when the barrel is broke in with hunting loads? I have tried the breaking in business and don't think it's worth the time any more. If your rifle shoot's 1 1/2" groups breaking in and then 1" when your done, you had a rifle that had plenty of hunting accuracy to begin with and just got better. of course if your breaking in a match rifle, all this is out the window. A few thousnds of an inch will not get you even one more sage rat but it can mean the difference between first and 20th at a match!  

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yeah good point.   As far as

yeah good point.  

As far as breaking in a barrel.  The way I look at it is;  it's not going to hurt.  If anything I'll just get alot of practice breaking down my rifle and cleaning it.  

If it helps, great.  If it serves no purpose, as long as I'm cleaning correctly, it can't hurt. 

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cleaning

PapaSzakal wrote:

yeah good point.  

As far as breaking in a barrel.  The way I look at it is;  it's not going to hurt.  If anything I'll just get alot of practice breaking down my rifle and cleaning it.  

If it helps, great.  If it serves no purpose, as long as I'm cleaning correctly, it can't hurt. 

You got it!

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