Critical barrel temperature

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Critical barrel temperature

#1 Postby SunnyCoast 5r » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:01 am

Is there actually a threshold temperature (or range) for increased barrel wear/life reduction?

I have always let the barrel cool between strings but wondered if there is a temperature range to define ‘too hot’. I was using my new Tikka CTR and it heats up very quickly so this might be helpful.

Given that barrel temperature (external anyway) is reasonably easy to measure (IR handheld thermometers are cheap and reliable) I would appreciate any thoughts.

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Re: Critical barrel temperature

#2 Postby Peterla » Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:54 pm

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