Originally Posted by Tikkamike
YEP.. I will add that Krieger (I THINK) states on their site that a fluted barrel is actually more ridged than a non fluted barrel of the same contour..I think I have that right..I should go try to find that but I am too lazy
This is close, but you remembered incorrectly. Removing material does not make something more rigid. However, flutes will allow a barrel to be more rigid than a non fluted barrel of the same weight
, but the non fluted barrel has to be a smaller contour to weigh the same.
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