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Old May 28, 2013, 09:07 PM   #6
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
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One reason I've heard for the development of water-cooled machine guns is because many of the early smokeless powders burned VERY hot and, if not properly cooled, could wash out a barrel in very short order.
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