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New Weatherby and Sustained fire.

New Weatherby and Sustained fire.
« on: November 14, 2018, 08:39:45 AM »
Good afternoon everyone.

I will be soon a brand new owner of a used vanguard with a B&C Stock in 3006.

It has the pressure pad and I was wondering about barrel temps, and cooking the fiberglass. 
my other rifles have free floated barrels so I have never considered this.

I normally like to go with some friends and shoot steel with different shooting positions to practice for hunts.

I may put 25 rounds over the course 20 minutes. 
My question because the stock touches the barrel can this damage it?
Thanks.

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Re: New Weatherby and Sustained fire.
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 10:28:04 AM »
The pressure points on the end of the stock are good with my Vanguards. Not every load and not every barrel reaction the same to each other and its possible your rifle would be more accurate with a floated barrel --- or not. Since I use a variety of powder loads and bullet weights with virtually all my rifles, a certain load that is not varied is not something I have.

Depending on the temperature, 25 rounds in 20 minutes could be a lot. If the barrel is hot to the touch then you've worked it too much.
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Re: New Weatherby and Sustained fire.
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2018, 11:29:32 AM »
Weatherby believes that their #2 barrel profile is best with a tension point. Their #3 (H-BAR) is better free floated. Your 30-06 is not an overbore so you don't need to worry about erosion and fire cracking like you do with the Weatherby Magnums. Still, it is best to let the barrel cool after every 3-5 round group. 5-10 minutes is usually enough. The first 1" to 1.5 inches of barrel after the receiver should be bedded and the recoil lug can be bedded if the rear of the receiver (tang) is not inlet into the stock. If it is then no recoil lug bedding is necessary but many do it anyway as a precaution against cracking the stock.
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Re: New Weatherby and Sustained fire.
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2018, 09:02:25 AM »
A "trick" to help a barrel cool faster is to open the bolt and have the barrel sticking straight up. This creates a chimney-like effect for the escaping heat. What ever you do, don't pour water down the barrel or over the barrel. Leave the metal alone so the cooling is as close to consistent as it can be.
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Re: New Weatherby and Sustained fire.
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2018, 09:39:13 AM »
A "trick" to help a barrel cool faster is to open the bolt and have the barrel sticking straight up. This creates a chimney-like effect for the escaping heat. What ever you do, don't pour water down the barrel or over the barrel. Leave the metal alone so the cooling is as close to consistent as it can be.

Excellent advice!!
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Retired in the Nevada high desert and loving life.

Re: New Weatherby and Sustained fire.
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 12:50:13 PM »
Unless you want to cook the throat I'd wait a lot longer between rounds

Re: New Weatherby and Sustained fire.
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2018, 05:52:19 PM »
Thanks for the advice guys!

Re: New Weatherby and Sustained fire.
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2018, 05:34:38 PM »
Right on about not pouring water on barrel. Cools it down great but very different. I chased my 7mag all summer trying to practice fpr my Elk hunt. No dice different poi for every 3 string of shots :o :o

Re: New Weatherby and Sustained fire.
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2018, 04:38:24 PM »
If the point of aim is changing could that be a scope issue?