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#788058 - 06/19/08 03:48 PM HR Barrel ?
fishboy1
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Have a 7-08 Handi that I need to get dialed in.

I have been told by a couple people that those barrels tend to be rough out of the box and require "shooting in" as much as 100 rounds before they settle down and shoot well.

I was going to get some bore polish and run a couple swabs to try and take the burrs off before wasting a bunch of money and a pile of ammo.

1. Anybody ever do that?
2. What kind of bore paste to use?
3. How much polishing should it need?

Thanks!
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#788159 - 06/19/08 05:24 PM Re: HR Barrel ? [Re: fishboy1]
statelineRUT
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I guess it depends on who you talk to about being rough. All three of my Handis shot well out of the box. Take it out and shoot it first, you might be surprised. One thing to remember about the Handis while shooting from the bench is to place the front bag against the trigger guard. They seem to shoot better there rather than out towards the end of the forend. Also make sure you make a full follow thru on the trigger squeeze. They seem to like that better as well.
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#789085 - 06/20/08 10:13 AM Re: HR Barrel ? [Re: statelineRUT]
fishboy1
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Nobody locally has jb paste or Fitz

Wonder if I can use some of my case polish instead?
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#789512 - 06/20/08 04:03 PM Re: HR Barrel ? [Re: statelineRUT]
Whelen Man
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 Originally Posted By: statelineRUT
I guess it depends on who you talk to about being rough. All three of my Handis shot well out of the box. Take it out and shoot it first, you might be surprised. One thing to remember about the Handis while shooting from the bench is to place the front bag against the trigger guard. They seem to shoot better there rather than out towards the end of the forend. Also make sure you make a full follow thru on the trigger squeeze. They seem to like that better as well.

Good advice to be heeded.
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#794314 - 06/24/08 05:30 PM Re: HR Barrel ? [Re: Whelen Man]
fishboy1
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Update.
Couldn't find fitz or JB so I put some case polish from my brass tumbler on a patch. Worked it about 10-15 times.
Followed with several dry patches, then break free, then more dry patches.

Took a Qtip and fuzzed the end until I had a good afro on the stick.
Slipped it into the chamber and it fell 1/2 way down the barrel when I turned it upside down and thumped the buttstock. Thought Uh-oh must be a snag.

Blew gently into the breech and the qtip shot out the other end.
Checked carefully and there were no cotton fibers hung up on the lands. Nice and shiny and smooth in there!

Now I am ready to load up and test some rounds.
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