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would pooring water on barrel help cooling?

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hey i was just wondering if after a long stream of shots from a mini 14, would it help to poor a little bit of water on the barrel, or would that just cool it to fast and cause warpage/cracks in the barrel?
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Originally posted by cajungeo
In heat treating it is called quenching. It is a common procedure to heat brass cases with a torch, then emerse in water, to soften the metal.
Quenching is the rapid cooling of metals.
In the heat treating of steels rapid cooling causing hardening.
However in non-ferris materials like copper, lead, brass etc. quenching causes annealing (softening) to occure, while slow cooling causes them to harden. Just the oppisite of steel.
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