I haven't put many rounds through the barrel yet maybe 125 but, was just wondering if the barrels come from the factory with the bores a little rough. Also, I haven't tried any mini mags yet just some Fed. Champion #510 and Win. Dynapoints the Dynapoints seem to group the best and most consistent. What's a good range to shoot at to first, make sure I have a good barrel? I don't have much experience pistol shooting mostly rifle shooting. The distance I shot from was about 10 yards with 10 rounds grouping around 1.5" bracing, across a porch rail. The star pattern on the crown looks very good and even should this be a pretty good indication that the barrel and crown are in good condition? I know I need lots of practice and need to find the ammo the gun prefers just like with rifles. I have some SK Standard plus I shoot with my Anschutz rifle should that perform fairly well and be strong enough to cycle the action properly? I just mainly want to make sure I have a decent barrel and if not, send it back to Ruger. Thanks for all info/ suggestions.