Question about rifle barrels.
I got my scope dialed in for my 2nd Savage Model 25 .223 Bolt action yesterday behind the house and I shot around 20 times and thats it, but I was just wondering because the barrel got hot till where I couldnt hold it for long. Does that hurt a rifle's barrel? It was the first 20 rounds I fired out of it. Some people told me it wont hurt anything. Also I want to mention that it has a bull barrel but just concerned about the rifling but if it can cause trouble then I wont do that anymore. Thanks