That's a good point. Be sure to let the barrel cool. Something that I sometimes forget.
If you let it cool between each shot. There's a possibility that they may go in the same hole. I know they will in my custom 270wsm.
I used to shoot 5 shot group's but not often any more. If your hunting, anything after the third and usually the second is a hail mary. If your shooting bench rest, you need to shoot 10 to really know how your doing. I suppose that shooting pararie dogs or sage rats 5 shots would be alright but then I think 10 is better too.
When I take out my 6.5-06 to shoot long target's, I shoot 5 over about 10 min then set the gun in the shade, with breeze if possible, and walk to the target and back. Barrel still get's a bit warm. I don't shoot on hot sunny day's.
I am always amazed at the amount of scent control products that exist on the market today. But they are there for a reason. Game animals have incredible noses and if you go out into the field smelling like body odor, summer sausage, gasoline and last night's Miller High Life fiasco you will probably not be punching a tag. Scent control sprays aren't cheap though. On a college student budget I had a serious need to alleviate at least some of my hunting costs. This is why I decided to...