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Heat haze stopped me from pigeon shooting!

Peter Theobald
I’m not sure if pouring cold water down the barrels is a good idea!

Most semi-autos and over-unders have ventilated ribs on their barrels, and these definitely help dissipate the heat and cool them down.

If the sport on your laid wheat was that fast and furious, a bit of heat haze was probably a small price to pay.