Re: Long Range Flat shooter??????
Now I may be wrong here, wouldnt be the first time, but I think the premis behind a fluted barrel being stiffer is that you can get a larger diameter barrel at a lighter wieght.
If you had two barrels of the same overall diameter and one was fluted and one wasnt then I guess the non fluted would be stiffer. The great thing about fluting is that you can go with the orignal large diameter barrel, have it fluted, and then you get the benefits of the large diameter barrel at the wieght of the smaller pipe.You stated basically everything I have said in your post but you seem to be talking about mostly shallow flutes. In the Lilja barrels I have been using the flutes are very deep. I would suspect that if you had a barrel of the same length as my fluted barrel but the diameter of the bottom of the flutes,
well I have a pretty good idea which one would be stiffer. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
As for the barrel cooling I have always heard that the fluted barrel cools quicker because of the increased surface area, again in a barrel that has deep flutes the surface area would be even larger.
makes sense to me
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