Proof Carbon Barrel Cooling

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  1. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

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    If you cool the outside of the barrel by liquid(conduction) the differential will be minimal by the time two temps meet and if you're cooling the barrel interior with air(convection) it doesn't have enough specific heat capacity to change the temp of the barrel. Basically all you're doing is drawing the heat away like a liquid cooled engine circulating water thru an engine block.
     
  2. ntsqd

    ntsqd Well-Known Member

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    I'm more concerned about forced air/gas cooling of the bore. That is where the greatest temperature differential will be.
     
  3. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

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    Yes I could see blasting a cold, compressed gas down a red hot bore creating some surface damage but if it works for them, well then it works for their needs. It won't damage the structural integrity to cause a failure but could degrade accuracy.
     
  4. dennisinaz

    dennisinaz Well-Known Member

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    I have a background in metallurgy- you are not hurting a think with this method. Period.
     
  5. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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    Didn’t see a post with these results, may have skimmed over it with all the metal talk.:D
     
  6. Orange Dust

    Orange Dust Well-Known Member

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    My bad. Got the thing out and had left batteries in it and they corroded. Going to Harbor Ft and get a new one. I really want to know. Will post when I get it done.
     
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