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#3144242 - 01/29/13 04:54 PM Shooting question
Barrett
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When sighting in a rifle. Is it going to shoot differently at 100 yards after several shots and the barrel is hot? Obviously we hunt with cold barrels so is it best to shoot a couple of rounds, make adjustments and wait a few minutes then shoot another couple?
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#3144248 - 01/29/13 05:00 PM Re: Shooting question [Re: Barrett]
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 Originally Posted By: Bad_Deer24
When sighting in a rifle. Is it going to shoot differently at 100 yards after several shots and the barrel is hot? Obviously we hunt with cold barrels so is it best to shoot a couple of rounds, make adjustments and wait a few minutes then shoot another couple?


Yes, rifle accuracy is typically affected by a hot barrel. Letting the barrel cool between shots when sighting in a scope is recommended.
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#3144273 - 01/29/13 05:16 PM Re: Shooting question [Re: Vermin93]
Barrett
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So typically how long is that wait?
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#3144297 - 01/29/13 05:31 PM Re: Shooting question [Re: Barrett]
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A few minutes if you have the time. I have found that I can make a few shots with a typical rifle before the barrel gets noticeably hot and I start getting flyers. If I have the time I will wait around 5 minutes between shots when sighting in. Also depends on outdoor temperature. I use a cooling rod for my muzzleloader. There are videos on YouTube about sighting in a scope and "breaking in" a new rifle barrel.
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#3144406 - 01/29/13 06:48 PM Re: Shooting question [Re: Vermin93]
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Yes. A cold bore shot is always the most accurate shot. There are many variables that affect shooting and accuracy.
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