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A couple of weeks ago, I took oldest daughter to the range.
I gave her 500rds and an AR15 and said go for it.

Today, I decided to clean the AR15 and once I pulled the sack up wool sock off, there was about a 2 inch long blob of melted sock on the side of the barrel just forward of the front sight.

That melted wool was hard as a rock like melted nylon.

The only way I could get it off was to burn it off by placing the affected area above the burner flame on my gas range.

Yeah, I guess that barrel got hot, huh.


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Ever so slightly warm. I'll bet she had a great time blasting!



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Apparently she stopped at 400rds of the 500.
So I am told.

A bruised shoulder you know.

I should have let her try 400rds of 7.62X51 through Big Green the AR10.
Just kidding.


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I took my two youngest grandsons to the range for the first time a couple of weeks ago. I took a 10/22 with us. The older one (8) did just fine. The younger one (6) watched his brother, then took his turn. He empty that 10/22 in about 2 seconds! Amazingly, all on target! It took a lot of effort not to smile too big over that.


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I used my range bag as a rest for my AR10, and after a 25 round mag, i realized the strap was touching the suppressor. Nylon melted itself on good and hard. I put it over my stove and heated it up at home and it wiped right off. The bags strap is dead now though.


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Leaned mine against a plastic picnic table after a 30 round course in a match. Well, the picnic table now has a nice deep barrel-rest groove in it.

They get amazingly hot.

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I was shooting a suppressed AR in the rain.

It didn't take long before rain drops were sizzling off the silencer.
 
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I have a burn scar on my right hand from grabbing a hot barrel on a M16A2. Hurt like a son of a bitch too.


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2nd degree brn scar on the inside of my right forearm from AR-15 barrel contact. Have also had flames coming out of the forearm of my AK
 
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While returning to CSC from a -20 degree night on the SAC ramp, I grabbed the barrel of my M16 with a bare hand.
Took 20 minutes for the heat in my hand to warm the barrel enough for me to let go.


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While returning to CSC from a -20 degree night on the SAC ramp, I grabbed the barrel of my M16 with a bare hand.
Took 20 minutes for the heat in my hand to warm the barrel enough for me to let go.

Yowza.
 
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Me - "Don't touch the barrel. They get really hot after a few mag dumps. 250 or 300 degrees, or hotter."

Friend- "Bullshit. They dont get tha------ OOWWWWWW!!" followed by jumping around and screaming like a girl.

Me- "Told you not to touch the barrel.


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The first time I shot with a suppressor, my friend pulled out a welding glove as he was unpacking his gear. I asked him "what's that for?". He just said "you'll see". I later learned that he had learned the hard way that suppressors get really hot.


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Originally posted by bubbatime:
Me - "Don't touch the barrel. They get really hot after a few mag dumps. 250 or 300 degrees, or hotter."

Friend- "Bullshit. They dont get tha------ OOWWWWWW!!" followed by jumping around and screaming like a girl.

Me- "Told you not to touch the barrel.



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Originally posted by bubbatime:
Me - "Don't touch the barrel. They get really hot after a few mag dumps. 250 or 300 degrees, or hotter."

Friend- "Bullshit. They dont get tha------ OOWWWWWW!!" followed by jumping around and screaming like a girl.

Me- "Told you not to touch the barrel.

I bet he will not do that again.
 
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I have a burn scar on my right hand from grabbing a hot barrel on a M16A2. Hurt like a son of a bitch too.


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I use a blue tarp to catch brass so I don't have to pick it out of the grass. One of my tarps has a long hole in it where an AR barrel melted right through. It also has a bunch of tiny holes where hot brass has welded themselves to the tarp when they land.



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