Do barrel cooling fans work (chamber chiller)?

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  1. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    The best barrel cooler is ambient temperature. Instead of waiting idle until the barrel cools down, I always bring other rifles to shoot, esp. .22 LRs.
     
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  4. Gone Ballistic

    Gone Ballistic Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    I use the ChamberChiller and it does the job. I have 2 of them I use as I am generally shooting several different rifles when I go to the range. Two can be cooling while I am shooting another and it keeps my groups together for hunting by not running a rod through them after having them zeroed in.
     
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    nvschütze Well-Known Member

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  6. Zeke-BE

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    When Im just testing out cold bore shots Ill wet down a towel and put some blue freezer packs in a cooler with the towel. After barrel warms up I throw the cool damp towel on the barrel and cool it down. Works pretty good
     
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    keithcandler Well-Known Member

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    Ingwe, this was a few years ago, Rabbit population was sky high, ground squirrel population was sky high, and Varmint Hunter magazine had not put an X on my hunting p. dog spots.

    Work, reload, sleep

    Amazing how accurate Dillion presses are when you are using ball powder.
     
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  8. keithcandler

    keithcandler Well-Known Member

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    No way putting water on the outside of a barrel may ruin it, may rust it if you don't oil the barrel afterwards.

    Lot of False Wives Tales out there floating around.

    Concerning the smallest droplets of water affecting accuracy, Tight punch type jag and flannel patches get the water out of the bore, not to mention a blast of powder gasses that exceed 3000* that proceed the bullet in the bore.

    I have cooled the barrel using water down the bore on my Stolle Panda 6 PPC 100+ times and it still shoots bug holes.
     
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  9. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

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    Exactly !
    Even after a dry patch or 2 you could run a barrel cool if you are still worried about water molecules about to be hot gassed.
    As you said;
    Lot of False Wives Tales out there floating around
    "A drop of rain hit my barrel and now it's toast"
     
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    nvschütze Well-Known Member

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    I hate it when that happens...
     
  11. TXAoudadKlr

    TXAoudadKlr Well-Known Member

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    Haven’t really seen it talked about light vs heavy barrels, the heavy ones take longer to cool down and for you to feel that they’re hot. Surface might feel cool but around the bore could be a bit warm before you notice.
     
  12. straightsixes

    straightsixes New Member

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    Dewalt has a 20v battery based air pump. The pump can do high pressure for car tires or “higher” flow rates for air mattresses etc.

    The high flow rate nozzle fits “okay” into chamber, at least enough so that you feel air exiting the barrel. You will feel it be warm, and then in a couple minutes it’s ambient temperature.

    While it may be far from perfect (or specific to shooting industry) it definitely works and can be left in your vehicle for its actual intended uses.

    Being frugal, it made the most sense to me for it to serve multiple purposes (and I already have dewalt batteries available).