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shooting to many rounds?

Discussion in 'Firearms Certificate (FAC) Guns' started by mattgriff88, May 17, 2014.

  1. mattgriff88

    mattgriff88 Busy Member

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    Hi,

    im new to firearms and shot my .17 hmr for the first time today.

    I shot a 100 rounds and someone mentioned that I was firing to many rounds to quickly in a short period of time.

    Is this true and can it damage the gun?

    Cheers
     
  2. Elk hunter

    Elk hunter Keyboard Hero

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    No!
    its a rim fire, go shoot a lot more.

    As long as you clean and look after the rifle it's good for thousands. Shooting many rounds in quick succession with make the barrel warm, this will make the metal expand and often affects accuracy.

    Andrew
     
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    You're rifle needs the rounds through to break it in ! Don't really matter if you put rounds near enough straight after each other with rim fires . Yes barrel gets warm but not too hot . Center fires are the hot heads of barrel heat ect . Put as much as you like through you're gun mate.

    What ammo are you using ?
     
  4. harry brown

    harry brown Banned

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    I agree with Elk hunter, considering you'll only be firing 4-5 rounds if using a standard mag before stopping and reloading, the barrel will be cooling down anyway. The main issue is the cost of the round!
    I've fired long bursts on the GPMG range until the barrel would have taken the skin off your hand if touched before swapping barrels over. That's a machine gun taking loads of stick, I suppose one could argue accuracy not so important on an area weapon. Your HMR will never get too hot to touch the barrel.
     
  5. coney

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    A new barrel should be "run in" be it centre or rimfire, fire 1clean, up to 20 rounds.
     
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    Obviously every one has their own personal preferences
     
  7. mattgriff88

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    I really enjoyed it and got a bit carried away lol.

    im using hornady vmax, accuracy is spot on to be fair and was getting 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards.

    I shot around 50 rounds I then give it a clean with a few patches followed by a wire brush and then a few more patches and a drop of oil.

    shot around 50 more and im going to clean it again tomorrow.

    was told that I should do this a few times to wear the barrel in.
     
  8. sneakysniper

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    Accuracy def does suffer if you fire loads of shots off in quick succession, take your time between groups, maybe walk to the target for a look see.
    I just run a boresnake through mine instead of a wire brush etc.
     
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    I bore snake with oil after use , I'll only give it a intense clean after good few hundred .
     

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