Re: Barrel weight with flutes?
Edd, that barrel's 2 inches longer than Kreiger's standard Rem Varmint profile. It may also be bigger in diameter all the way from the breech end to the front of the reinforce where the main taper starts. So, it could be at least a pound more in weight than the Kreiger standard 4.5 pound, 26 inch Rem Varmint profile standard. Which is why I said "You might loose two pounds." "Might" is the operative word.
But I agree, taking two pounds by fluting a standard profile Rem Varmint would make the flute roots very close to the bore, especially if they were deep.