Cold bore shot

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by moosehunter, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. moosehunter

    moosehunter Well-Known Member

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    In a cold, fouled barrel is there some rule of thumb as to point of impact or is it different for each firearm?
     
  2. Michael Eichele

    Michael Eichele Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much each rifle has it's own set of rules. I have been lucky enough to own some rifles that didnt have much of a problem down to -10 F. Some others of mine were very unpredictable in 40-50 degree F., others had cold bore shot issues that were more predictable. The best thing to do is get to know each one of your rifles.
     

  3. Mikecr

    Mikecr Well-Known Member

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    It's not predictable.

    For a hunting rifle you have to work up a cold bore load so you'll know where it'll hit.
    This is where cut rifled barrels shine.