Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Cootkiller, MH Thomas, Ronzotech, T Crim, Dcafe
63671 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 87559
stxranchman 52780
bill oxner 46746
RKHarm24 44577
rifleman 44360
BOBO the Clown 43581
BMD 40882
Big Orn 37484
SnakeWrangler 35670
txshntr 35184
facebook
Forum Stats
63671 Members
45 Forums
452837 Topics
6257593 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6851885 - 08/10/17 01:10 PM Load Testing in this heat
Deerhunter61 Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 08/27/08
Posts: 7694
Loc: DFW
Guys,

This is about cooling the barrel or the need to let the barrel cool down. First I'm going to be load testing my 7mag. The barrel gets extremely hot very fast. Three rounds and let it cool down. I've got 9 sets of three rounds which if I allow the barrel to cool 20 minutes between sets it's gonna take three hours. I'm not sure I'm going to have three hours today. Have any of you spread it out over two days in heat like this? Or do you just reduce the cool down time? Or would you use a cool damp cloth and cool the barrel with it?

Thanks,

Mel

Top
#6851893 - 08/10/17 01:19 PM Re: Load Testing in this heat [Re: Deerhunter61]
patriot07 Offline
Veteran Tracker

Registered: 11/06/11
Posts: 2401
Loc: Royse City, TX
Best option: use a cool damp cloth
Next best option: spread it out over 2 days
Worst option: reduce cool down time and risk shooting your best load on a hot barrel

Top
#6851911 - 08/10/17 01:35 PM Re: Load Testing in this heat [Re: Deerhunter61]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4941
Loc: BenBrook Texas
I use a small battery powered air pump with a hose to blow air into the barrel to cool off quicker.
_________________________


Top
#6851944 - 08/10/17 01:59 PM Re: Load Testing in this heat [Re: Deerhunter61]
Buzzsaw Online   content
THF Celebrity

Registered: 06/29/11
Posts: 12917
Loc: Frisco, Texas
I did this yesterday. I took 3 rifles and rotated. I also use two fans, one is battery operated, really pointed it at me. The other goes up the chamber, works really good. If only testing 1 rifle, maybe take a .22 to pass the time.

I did see a shooter using a cold towel laid over his barrel. It was a composite stock, not wood. Take a small ice chest with ice a water, wring the towel out VERY good.


_________________________
"I ain't here for a long time, I'm here for a good time"
King George Strait



Top



© 2004-2018 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide