So I did it, bought a Weatherby Synthetic Series Two in 25-06. The Weatherby manual says nothing about breaking in the new barrel. On the Weatherby web site they give instructions on how it should be done. Takes 40 rounds total. I've always heard it's not necessary with a standard hunting rifle but I'm going to do it anyway. So far I've had time to fire & clean (after each shot) ten rounds. All I can say about it at this point is the trigger is GREAT and the rifle fits me perfectly! A Range Report will be a while as I have way toooo many irons in the fire right now to do any time consuming range sessions. Last year the Leupold VXIII 2.5-8x36 I bought 35 years ago conked out. Leupold informed me it had a lifetime warranty so they replaced it with a New VX 3. And they let me upgrade to a Boone & Crockett reticle for a nominal fee. Mighty nice of them! So now I have a new rifle and scope with no time to shoot it. I'm VERY anxious to shoot it out to 400 - 500 yd so I can check out the Boone & Crockett hold over marks. I've never bought a new gun that I didn't thoroughly check out straight away..... It's eating at me, big time.