Originally Posted by J E Custom
It must be timed with one or the other on top or it will look bad.
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Has anyone been laughed at by a deer or elk because their fluting wasn't properly timed? I have 300 Win Mag Sendero with the printing on it's fluted barrel upside down on the right side.
I know what it takes to rotate the barrel 120 degrees which is why I didn't. I might care if I'd just paid a gunsmith $850 to install a custom fluted barrel but I only gave some guy on ebay $85 for a factory takeoff.
The shame of possibly hearing "My rifle has a better timed barrel than your rifle." is not something I'm going to loose sleep over.
I detect a little sarcasm ,but I am not thin skinned and believe it only matters to some ,
but I still think it looks like s#!T if it is not timed properly just like a brake that is not timed.
I have seen rifles that were not timed and to me it was a reflection on the smiths standards
and attention to detail and if he won't take the time to do it right what else has he not
But you are right about the Elk and deer not caring ,but some "people" do.
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