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    Barrel Cooling Fans?

    For whatever reason, I've never seen one before. But at the range today a fellow shooter was using one.

    Do they actually work?

    Going to get into reloading soon and wonder if one would help during load development sessions.

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    Is a water jacket option available?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe in PNG View Post
    Is a water jacket option available?
    Not familiar with that either.

    Will have to look into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccmdfd View Post
    Not familiar with that either.

    Will have to look into it.
    It's kind of a joke, but I wouldn't be too surprised if someone is making Maxim gun style water jackets for AR's.
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    You know, a water jacket. Something like this:

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    On a more serious note, I remember barrel cooling fans being discussed on a podcast a year or two ago (maybe Frank Galli's Everyday Sniper?) and the consensus was most of them are a gimmick.

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    C'mon man, you don't need any of those fancy gimmicks!

    Just load up on coffee before/during your range session and you will have no problem cooling off that barrel whenever you need to.

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    I've never used a barrel cooler. While they probably aid a little in cooling, I just run a heavy barrel, slow down between shots, and shoot calibers that use less powder.
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    What will they think of next? How about one that cleans and cools?

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    Iíve used one doing precision work. It works. I canít remember the name of mine, but itís yellow, about 4Ē square and about 1/2Ē thick. Has a rigid tube you put in the chamber. It moves just enough air to allow for more rapid cooling between strings. I think I have it with me in my bag. Iíll dig it out and take a pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awp_101 View Post
    You know, a water jacket. Something like this:

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Size:  82.8 KB

    On a more serious note, I remember barrel cooling fans being discussed on a podcast a year or two ago (maybe Frank Galli's Everyday Sniper?) and the consensus was most of them are a gimmick.

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    Our sponsored shooter Dan Bertochinni used a barrel cooler during the Hornady PRC match when he had some 6.5 CM Hornady 147 ELD's (Or was it A-Tips?) explode in mid air 100 yards or so out. Apparently those bullets did not like the heat of the barrel from not cooling down enough on the hot day with high round count stages. Most people don't need them, I just remember being reminded to leave my bolt open to allow heat to escape while I was loading up another magazine.

    Here's a thread on the Hornady's blowing up which includes the video below https://www.snipershide.com/shooting...ng-up.7013159/


    Also, I'm not insisting a barrel cooler would have alleviated the exploding bullet issue, but Dan did not have any more explode during that match after borrowing the cooler.
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