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I just picked up a new 336 in 30-30. I'm planning on shooting mostly lead bullets and have my lead reloads ready to shoot.

I've heard some say you should break it in with jacketed bullets first "too smooth it out". Any truth to that? If so, how many rounds?

Also, if I start with lead, at about which point should I be looking for my accuracy loads? I only have 50 pieces of brass, so I loaded up 6 each of 8 different reloads with Blue Dot and Unique. Is there a certain amount of rounds I need through this gun before I start to REALLY do load development?

Any help is appreciated.
 

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Just shoot it and see what it does. :D A couple hundred rounds down the tube and it will be broke in good!!
 

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I agree with Bigm, shoot it and see what happens. Some guns shoot good fresh out of the box and some need a hundred rounds or so down the barrel before they shoot good.
 
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