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.
The first deer I shot, way back in 1958, was taken to the local meat shop and processed into steaks, roasts and some burger. Back then in that little Idaho town, when you took a deer into the butcher, you got the same deer back. Unfortunately, times have changed. The last time I took an animal to a butcher, in the mid 60's, I don't have a clue who's meat I got back, but I sure don't think it was mine. I ended up throwing the burger as it stunk the house up every time we...