How many rounds before letting cool on 223
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    How many rounds at a time before you let it cool on this gun in 223? And how hot to let it get?

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    i usually see heat waves in my scope,that is when i let it cool

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    I fire 3 shots per minute, no more than 20 shots per string.

    After 20 shots, I let cool for about 15-20 minutes unless I'm in a rush and then I'll wait 5-8 minutes. My barrel actually groups better when it's hot. Develope your own ritual and stick to it.

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    I'll ditto Mr. Bourne's statement on the cooling periods, but my barrel doesn't do better when it's hot... it gets a little sloppy. And a big ditto to the last sentence of his answer.
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