Originally Posted by emmagator
I plan on having it fluted by the barrel maker, thats not the issue. My concern is, wether or not a properly fluted barrel will perform as well as a nonfluted barrel? By fluting a #6 barrel am i taking away any advantage that a #6 contour would provide me? Thanks
As a general rule a fluted #6 will weigh about the same as a non-fluted #5 so if you want the weight
and strength of a #6 have a #7 fluted.
In my opinion fluting is more for looks than weight because it has the same strength as another
non-fluted barrel of the same weight,contour and length.
So if you like the looks of the flutes, go for it.
It's kind of like muzzle breaks, If you like them,use them. if you don't or don't need them,why add
the cost .
Just my opinion.
PS: I have both and each has it's benefits.
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