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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hot barrel??
« Last post by eford on Yesterday at 05:58:27 PM »
To cool the barrel faster, open the action and keep the barrel straight up. The vertical barrel will let the heat vent like a chimney.
Shooting in the summer is a tough time to deal,with barrel heat. A funny little fan can be purchased that fits in the receiver and blows air through the barrel. I should have got one when I could. That fan with the barrel vertical would be a fine way to cool a barrel.
Last of all, donít run water down the barrel to cool it. I watched an otherwise experienced hunter and firearms guy pump water down the hot barrel of a 26 Nosler. The water coming out the muzzle was hot. This is a bad move for the barrel due to uneven cooling of the bore. Plus, you have to deal with removing moisture.
Reloading / Re: 6.5-300 Load Help
« Last post by edgecrum on Yesterday at 05:41:24 PM »
So today I shot 3 shots with 140 Accubond. A wise man shared his load data with me and it resulted in just over half MOA. The three velocities were 3372,3373,3393. I'll double check this load at longer range but with only very slight pressure signs it looks like I have a winner. 91g US 869. Thank you oregonmarkv.
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hot barrel??
« Last post by .257 on Yesterday at 04:56:36 PM »
I had a rifle once do the same thing. It also passed the dollar bill test. I was told to free float the barrel to 2 business cards. The reasoning was when the barrel was hot the barrel whip was still hitting the stock.
I floated the barrel to 2 business cards and it solved the problem
Rifles / Re: Mark V serial numbers
« Last post by PARA45 on Yesterday at 04:47:18 PM »
The Spire Point Weatherby ammo has been a shooter on my 257, 7mm & 270 Weatherbys.  I have shot several deer here in GA with that ammo, and not too much damage shooting them behind the shoulder. 
Rifles / Re: Weatherby MK V 270 Mag trigger guard
« Last post by PARA45 on Yesterday at 04:45:20 PM »
Let us know how it turns out, and maybe post their info just in case someone here needs it.
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: .375 Ruger
« Last post by PARA45 on Yesterday at 04:42:49 PM »
Good looking rifle!  Can't wait to see how it shoots.  I like your idea BB.  ;D
I work for one of the largest (by volume) tire retailers in Canada.

I "wish" there was chips in the tires (which would most likely be "rfid" tags) so that they could be easily located.

Yes, most tires now include "pressure monitor chips", which are actually on the rim, not the tire itself and they do send a signal to the monitoring system to tell you when the tire is low (actually part of the emissions checking system since low tires cause you to burn more gas).

Tires do have a unique "DOT" number printed in the rubber - when decoded gives all kinds of info about where/when it was made.

But unless they are keeping these "tracking chips" so ultra secret that only the guys in the black vans know about them, this sounds like another tin foil hat theory.

Besides, unless they were somehow "powered", they would be passive chips (like the ones you put in your dog or cat) and would require the "tracker" to be within a few feet at most to detect it.
Rifles / Re: Weatherby MK V 270 Mag trigger guard
« Last post by tackdriver1 on Yesterday at 03:26:23 PM »

Found a local company, Micro Finish, that can powdercoat it for me. Thanks for your response.
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hot barrel??
« Last post by Chris338378 on Yesterday at 03:09:37 PM »
To add to the advice the other guys have said I would also recommend checking all your screws to make sure they're tight.  Although it's a remote possibility it could be that you have one or more screws looser than the others and that could also be affecting your point of impact.  One other question for you is where are you keeping your ammunition while at the range?  If your ammo gets heated up from sitting in the sun or inside your car that could also affect your point of impact. 
Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Hot barrel??
« Last post by northern hunter on Yesterday at 11:53:16 AM »
That is the same here if is to hot I just stay home and wait for a much cooler day.
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