All of my ARs and precision guns have gone through the break in ritual. Do you do the same with the AK or is it not really worth it given that the accuracy of this rifle compared to the others mentioned is not as good? Do most of you out there break in the AK or not?
1. Break in on an AK is sort of a waste of time considering the accuracy.
2. If the barrel is chrome lined, break in is not possible due to the very hard chrome lining.
The break in procedure would require hundreds of rounds.
Same holds for the AR and any rifle with a chrome lined bore.
If by "the break in ritual" you mean barrel break in, you have your answer. If you mean the action, it will slick up as you put the first thousand rounds or even two thousand through it. As parts slide over, along and under each other and slam together, there will be mutual wear which will decrease as opposing surfaces wear each others high spots off.
Just shoot the bloody thing! It is an AK.
I clean and lube everything before shooting.
First round or round number 1000, I just don't do anything special because the gun is new. BSW
Make sure you clean the barrel before starting.
|Originally Posted By head2h2o: Do most of you out there break in the AK or not?|
Shoot it till it's smoking, then throw it in a puddle. That should pretty much do it.
With a new rifle I hose the chamber and barrel out with non chlorinated brake klean, then run some dry patches through until all of the manufacturing grit is cleaned out. Then I wipe the action down with a brake klean wetted cloth, let it sit for a few minutes and then aplly alittle Tetra grease or oil to the moving parts.