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Barrel cooling rig

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Unread 09-28-2006, 07:28 AM
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Re: Barrel cooling rig

I haven't tried it yet, but I have a few cans of compressed air. They are normally used for cleaning computer keyboards or optics.
If you shake and hold the bottle upside down you get the freezing gas out of it, otherwise you can get just plain air.
Sticking the tube(comes standard) up the chamber and letting some cool air run through it has to be equally effective as water/acohol while not at all messy.

Only this to watch for might be the freezing compressed air/gas which might have a detremental effect on the barrel cooling it unevenly and rapidly.

Has anyone tried this?
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Unread 09-28-2006, 07:48 AM
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Re: Barrel cooling rig

I use a small high volume 12 volt air pump (the ones used to fill inflatable toys) to cool my barrels. Just get a piece of rubber hose that fits snug in the chamber and pump air through the barrel. Probably not as fast as water but no mess and only takes a few minutes to cool the barrel.
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Unread 09-28-2006, 09:51 AM
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Re: Barrel cooling rig

were lucky enough not to have hot weather in the Uk but our barrels get hot on the range,I just switch the air con on in my truck and lay the berrel into the vent,cool in minutes
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Unread 09-28-2006, 05:38 PM
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Re: Barrel cooling rig

Have been doing it for almost 20 years with no issues. Buy the air by the case. Do it with my competition as well as sporter rifles.
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Unread 09-28-2006, 09:21 PM
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Re: Barrel cooling rig

A few years ago a guy in Minnesota was offering an adaptor that fit a CO2 soda pressure tank. Ran a tube to an adapted cartridge. Worked very well.
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Unread 09-30-2006, 01:13 PM
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Re: Barrel cooling rig

Ibuilt one to use a paintball co2 tank... works well.
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