Originally Posted by jimbothepunk
What the deal with fluting the bolt can anyone elaborate on it
It is mainly for looks.
It also improves the chance of operating under the worst conditions (Like mud or sand in the
action) because it gives it somewhere to go instead of jamming the action.
Bolts don't normally get hot on sporter rifles but it will help cool the bolt a little.
As far as weight reduction, It is very little.
One can't help but like the appearance of a fluted bolt but it does not help the average
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