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Well I`ve got my 50 rounds of break-in through the barrel and when out yesterday to start working up an accuracy load for it, not happy at all. I tried 2 different powder charges with 5 different bullets. I had one group in the 6`s and the rest were 1 1/4 to 2 1/2 in. at 87 yrds. I could life with the group in the 6`s, but the darn barrel fouled real bad and started looseing accuracy with only about 25 rounds through it. After finishing the second round of test loads I quit the load work up and fire lapped the barrel. I only use 5 rounds of each grit for a total of 15 rounds, but with the loading and cleaning time added in it took all afternoon. If the darn thing still fouls real bad I guess I`ll have to fire lapp the darn thing again, but next time I`ll put more rounds through it to make sure it`s right. Man can you go through a pile of patches breaking in a barrel when it`s rough.