Hey everyone, I noticed something on the range yesterday that rekindled something I though about during my active military time.
I’ve noticed that my AR-15 build as well as many other weapons I’ve fired gets a bigger and brighter muzzle flash as the barrel gets hotter. I usually noticed it whenever I’d go to the cyclic rate of fire on the trusty 240B but many other weapons do it as well.
I was wondering if anyone else has noticed this phenomenon and might be able to shed some light on the subject as to why this happens.
My guess is that, because muzzle flash is caused by hot pressurized gases meeting cool air, the hotter the barrel gets the bigger and brighter the flash will become.