Originally Posted by Limbic
According to Kreiger website the fluting decreases weight and adds rigidity. I guess the high points on the fluting act like "ribs" to provide stability and strength. I'm kinda in mind to believe this because it is always easy to believe something that you like.
All of this is theory and even the barrel makers don't agree with each other.
Some of them promote flutes because of additional cost to customer.
Lilja takes the same stance as the structural engineers do. (A fluted barrel has the
same strength as a non fluted barrel of the same weight).
Read lilja,s FAQs on his web site about fluting.
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