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Old 12-26-2013, 10:35 AM
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Re: heavy barrel vs fluted barrel

looks covered very well here. Fluting imho is for looks. They look really cool! Now I know that some one is going to get mad at me and give a whole speal about some technical mumbo jumbo; I know that some guys talk about weight and rigidity but if you got a big barrel it looks so much cooler if its fluted. If there is an accuracy difference, I cant tell it. I suppose the big boys who are doing serious shooting and trying to win some plastic know what they want for a good reason, but to me its all about the looks.
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Old 12-26-2013, 07:27 PM
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Re: heavy barrel vs fluted barrel

So just shooting from the hip, how much weight would you think is saved by fluting something like a #5 or #6, 26" barrel?
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:11 PM
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Re: heavy barrel vs fluted barrel

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So just shooting from the hip, how much weight would you think is saved by fluting something like a #5 or #6, 26" barrel?
It depends on the depth, length, and number of flutes. I would guess you could save at least 1 pound and possibly 2. But that's a total guess on my part. I could model it up in CAD and give you a better idea tomorrow if you're interested.
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Old 12-26-2013, 10:12 PM
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Re: heavy barrel vs fluted barrel

this is very interesting . I would be interested to know Browninglover1. As far as it goes for me just recreational shooting its not going to matter either way.

I like learning new things. I feel like it will make me smarter.
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