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.
So what does your rifle cleaning kit look like? Is it a mess of bore brushes, different solvents and oils? Here may be the answer for you. I’m not going to recommend on how to clean your rifle or shotgun since you should already know that but suggest a way for you to keep all your supplies organized and where you can find them without getting four or five different boxes out to get everything together. And if you are like me and have a half dozen different calibers and...