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Some Newbie Questions.

 
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:20 PM
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Re: Some Newbie Questions.

Thanks for the help. I bought an OAL gauge from hornady as well as a comparator.

Next question. I put some 50 loads together with different amounts of powder etc.. Is there a max number of rounds I should be shooting through my gun in an hour say. Barrel was getting pretty hot and didn't know if accuracy would decrease. Can I burn the barrel up putting too many rounds too quickly through my rifle?

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Thanks for the help. I bought an OAL gauge from hornady as well as a comparator.

Next question. I put some 50 loads together with different amounts of powder etc.. Is there a max number of rounds I should be shooting through my gun in an hour say. Barrel was getting pretty hot and didn't know if accuracy would decrease. Can I burn the barrel up putting too many rounds too quickly through my rifle?

Thanks

That depends on a number of things. If you have a quality after market barrel that is broke in in a heavy contour you can shoot five clean and let cool. Between shots while you re acquire the target leave the bolt open to help cooling and only close it when you are ready to shoot.

A factory/new/light contour I'd say a clean and cool between shots.

To me "clean" mean a wet patch than dry patches till they come out clean, a deep clean is down to the raw steel all copper gone. I'd say a deep clean on a high end tube after 50 and on a factory tube after 20 or less. Depends on how fast it fouls.
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