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Unread 03-01-2010, 09:41 PM
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bolt flutting

is there a big advantage in having your bolt flutted?
if so who would your reccomend to do the work?
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Unread 03-01-2010, 09:57 PM
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Re: bolt flutting

Looks are pretty much the only advantage...Kampfeld Custom is the man to call!!
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Unread 03-01-2010, 10:12 PM
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Re: bolt flutting

Less weight=not by much

If you get something in your action it will hopefully go into the flutes and not marr your bolt.

I am reaching here. Mainly for the looks

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Unread 03-01-2010, 10:32 PM
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Re: bolt flutting

Looks and a wee bit of weight saved. The only fluted bolt I have came with the action from BAT so I couldn't recommend anyone based on my personal experience.
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Unread 03-01-2010, 10:46 PM
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Re: bolt flutting

Flutting reduces the surface area of the bolt, which can reduce friction between the bolt and bore. It also gives debris a place to go instead of fowling up the rotation.

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Unread 03-02-2010, 07:11 AM
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Re: bolt flutting

Kampfeld custom is top notch!


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