Barrel Break-In Procedure



Thank you for choosing Craddock Precision for your custom AR style barrel. We strive to bring you the best barrels to your specifications. You can expect the best accuracy and longest life by observing a good break in and cleaning techniques. Please refer to your blank manufacturer for their recommended technique specifics.

    Our barrels are chambered to minimum headspace to give you the best accuracy and longest life. We chamber and port our barrels to work properly with Factory Ammo. Please always test your rifle with Factory Ammo for function before beginning to work up loads by hand. Please observe safe handloading practices if you choose to handle. Please follow all manufacturers warnings and safety instruction with handloading components.

Our barrel break in procedure is shooting 5-10 rounds weather it is a cut rifle or button rifle barrel, for a function check followed by a thorough cleaning regardless of the blank and monitor the progression and copper fouling. Button rifle blanks may take up to 50-75 rounds to fully break in. Cut rifles seem to need very little break in periods.

    We recommend you have your barrel installed by a skilled armorer to ensure proper installation. Improper installation can lead to malfunction and poor accuracy as well as an unsafe firearm. Proper installation is key to achieving optimal accuracy and life of all companies. Please observe Firearm Safety at all times when handling your firearm. If you have any doubt about your firearms safety, please do not fire it without having it inspected by a trained armorer.

Please feel free to contact us with questions anytime!

Thank you,

Craddock Precision Team


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