Originally Posted by Conor
A brand new Steyr barrel needs to be shot in. This is and can be a lengthy process involving scrubbing out the barrel frequently, it has taken my barrel 5,000 shots involving cleaning every couple of hundred shots.
In the early days patches from the pull throughs were usually very, very dirty and took anything up to 12 patches.
Now I can clean after every tin and usually only takes 4 patches.
As stated previously I think it has something to do with the internal plating which comes off, until this has been removed, the regime is painfully boring.
...so why do Steyr Nickle plate their barrels, if its for corrosion protection it seems pretty pointless if you have to wear it off to get it to shoot properly
....If it doesnt shoot properly with the coating on how comes my Steyr factory test shot target at 50m has a single very small hole