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New Savage MKII BRJ I got Questions!

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by James1300, Jan 13, 2011.

  1. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    New Savage MKII BRJ I got Questions!


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    New rifle. I want to take care of it!

    Q) Wood Laminate stock. How do I treat and protect the stock?

    Q) How do I maintain the finish of the rifle's Carbon Steel Satin Blued parts?

    Q) 'Break-in' procedure? The Owners Manual has NOTHING in it about 'Break-in'.?

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  2. sweetbeard

    sweetbeard Beavertown OreGUN! New Member

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    ooo fancy
     
  3. hookmiester

    hookmiester Eastern Polk Co Member

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    You should be able to contact Savage and ask them? or Google barrel break-in and see what it says.
     
  4. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Savage don't accept emails.
    I call them and get put on the Merry-Go-Round of digital 'HOLD".
     
  5. iamme

    iamme Lane County Well-Known Member

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    Barrel break in is usually pretty simple and straight forward, really most of the stuff is. Try doing a little bit of searching.
     
  6. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    I have.
    There are as many theroy's about 'Break-in' as there are suggestions of which
    oils to use in my motorcycle. Hundreds.
    I figured if I where to post these questions on this forum, I would get the 'best answeres'.
     
  7. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    Not a bad idea to clean the barrel before you take it out for the first time then just shoot it. I never did any break-in with my Savage .17HMR and it'll hold a quarter sized group at 100 yards all day long.
     
  8. PBinWA

    PBinWA Clark County Well-Known Member

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    I didn't do any break in on my Mark IIFV. It shoots great. I finally cleaned after a year of use and it took about 10 or 20 shots to get it's accuracy back.

    Order some match ammo for it and it should make you smile.
     
  9. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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  10. olyshoots

    olyshoots Vancouver USA Member

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    One man's opinion:
    Stock - wipe if with dry cloths, don't oil it. If you need to clean it, use a light mix of some household soap and water.
    Blued surfaces - clean and wipe with oiled or silicone gun cloth. Shoudn't need more than that over lots of years.
    Break-in - Give it a good cleaning. Remove the bolt and clean from the breech end. Shoot it alot, with various types of ammo. How often you clean it after will depend upon the environment you find yourself in. If you're out in the rain, you'll want to run dry patches throught the barrel at the very least.

    Cleaning barrels is one of the most discussed topics - some clean after every shooting trip, others try hard to almost never clean the barrel. Your gun will dictate your behavior based on how well it shoots "dirty", versus clean.

    Good luck.
     
  11. James1300

    James1300 S.E. WA. Member

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    Thanks for the help!
     
  12. Spitpatch

    Spitpatch Forest Grove, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Buy a can of Johnson's (or Minwax) paste wax. It may last you the rest of your life. Great for the final touch on any wood and any metal, and resists fingerprints on the metal. Superior rust preventative too.

    As a competition smallbore shooter, I learned from an Olympic champion that 22lr rifles should never need any cleaning of the barrel, unless moisture or dirt is allowed to enter. Modern .22 ammo is the best care for these barrels, and frequent cleaning is a detriment to accuracy, with best accuracy only restored by more shooting.

    Having said that, somehow I just can't completely forget about cleaning the barrels of my .22's, so about once a year I will clean them with only a NYLON brush (not bronze), and any good solvent, followed by a "storage treatment" of one patch of CLP and then a dry patch. Then, as the champion told me, it takes a box or two of ammo to get them to shoot like they did before I felt compelled to clean.
     
  13. Dadn96

    Dadn96 Vancouver Member

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