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Post by djm026 on 2/1/2013, 5:28 am

Was shooting last night indoor bullseye.My gun was very cold rugger 22. does a cold guns shoot any different. shot my worst target ever in slow fire every thing went right.Then timed and rapid was very good.Did the cold gun shoot any different???? I DIDNT really think it was me.

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Post by Yiogo on 2/1/2013, 6:04 pm

It has been so cold here, even indoors at the range.Turn on the fan and all the heat is sucked out. If I can get to the range a little early I'll shoot a mag or 2 to warm up the gun and me. I get better scores that way. I put my mags in my left pocket. In my right pocket I keep a hand warmer. Yiogo

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Post by DavidR on 2/2/2013, 9:29 am

Never seen any difference in accuracy from the gun, but if your oil is too thick it can slow function and even cause failure to function, ammo is a different story, many powders are temp sensitive and can cause issues in function and slightly in accuracy.
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Post by Dave C. on 2/2/2013, 10:40 am

Some times with the 22 I'll get a failure to extract for the first round or two.

But never with a centerfire.

This may be a result of useing Bullseye powder.

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Post by ddivins on 2/19/2013, 6:20 pm

I have always been told a cold barrel will shoot less accurately than a heated barrel. That's what warm up shots are for.

That said, I shoot cold guns all the time and my lack of practice is more noticeable than the guns.

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