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Old 03-26-2003, 12:28 AM
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How many shots before the barrel is too hot?

So what is the general rule about how many sequential shots can be made from a big magnum long range rifle before the barrel gets hot enough to effect accuracy?

Matches are all timed and the barrel never cools down between shots.

The first shot in a hunting situation is almost always shot from a cold barrel. The second shot, if required, is almost immediately after the first.

Anyway, say that I am doing load development and shooting at the range.

How long do I need to wait between shots if I am using a 7mm SAUM/RUM?

Can I fire three in a row and then let it cool, or should I fire them one at a time with a couple of minutes between each shot?

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