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Old June 13, 2013, 07:10 PM   #36
Art Eatman
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Join Date: November 13, 1998
Location: Terlingua, TX; Thomasville, GA
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rebs, it's mostly a "general principles" thing. Insurance. With a gun that is new to me, I commonly at least field strip it and check it over, doing a light oiling and just running a patch through the barrel.

As a for instance on this "take it out of the box and shoot it", I found that my brand-new 700 Ti had been assembled with the bolts at maybe 20 inch-pounds of torque, not the specified 60 inch-pounds.

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