Leade-Lapping A Bore For More Efficient Barrel Break-in

While barrel break-in may not be considered a routine gunsmithing procedure, many shops can benefit by seeing their newly chambered barrels off to a proper start.

by Norman E. Johnson

A key area of concern in barrel break-in involves the throat or leade of the bore where the lands begin. As put by Krieger Barrels – a manufacturer of some of the world’s best barrels – the throat or leade of a barrel is of major concern during the break-in period.   With this in mind, I have developed a procedure to hasten barrel break-in that is quick and easy to perform.

Read more in our August 2011 issue. Back issues are available.

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