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Old 06-05-2011, 10:19 PM
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hi guys i love my 338 edge ! but its a little heavy . how much weight can i lose by fluting it. thanks
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:25 PM
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Re: weight

It depends on flute depth and length etc... I lost just under 2 pounds from my latest barrel build with 8 flutes on a 30" barrel.
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:29 PM
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two pounds is good. i need to call a few people see what they can do thanks
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Old 06-05-2011, 10:35 PM
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Re: weight

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hi guys i love my 338 edge ! but its a little heavy . how much weight can i lose by fluting it. thanks
Less than 1/2 a pound.

Fluting is more for looks than to lighten a rifle barrel.

Once a barrel is installed and chambered I do not recomend fluting it.

Weight is a good thing as far as accuracy.

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Old 06-05-2011, 10:52 PM
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good point the way i'm hunting now i'll live with it thanks
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Old 06-06-2011, 02:27 AM
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It depends on flute depth and length etc... I lost just under 2 pounds from my latest barrel build with 8 flutes on a 30" barrel.

2 pounds?
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