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Old 02-02-2014, 02:54 PM
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Barrel Fluting

I bought a benchmark barrel awhile back it shoots great it is a little heavier than I wanted for hunting can the barrel still be fluted and how much can I get out of a Sendero contour
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:17 PM
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Re: Barrel Fluting

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I bought a benchmark barrel awhile back it shoots great it is a little heavier than I wanted for hunting can the barrel still be fluted and how much can I get out of a Sendero contour
My advice would be, If it is shooting great, Don't mess with it.

That being said, I never recommend fluting a used barrel, To much can go wrong and effect the accuracy.

Some have good luck with fluting later. I have not.

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Old 02-02-2014, 03:45 PM
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Re: Barrel Fluting

Even if it has no effect on how it shoots, you will only remove about 6 ounces from a Sendero contour.
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Old 02-02-2014, 03:52 PM
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Re: Barrel Fluting

I'll leave it then, the more I get into long range the heavier my guns get but I guess it's really not that bad I'm just not used to it yet
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:49 PM
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Re: Barrel Fluting

That's no lie. I used to think of a 10 pound rifle as heavy and 15 pound rifles as stupid heavy. Now 15 pounds is feeling pretty sporty for a long range rig..
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:43 PM
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Re: Barrel Fluting

As a mill guy i can tell you i have destroyed a good number of lathe turned parts by simply performing my task in the wrong order of operation. Its pretty common to destroy a prototype because we are unable to predict how stress will rear its ugly head during a machining operation. Over time we see patterns and begin to head them off. I think barrel fluting is dangerous to do unless done by the manufacturer for the same reason. They understand their process and will flute a barrel at the right time. Doing fluting after the manufacturer has finished their work is taking a chance in my opinion.
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Old 02-05-2014, 06:54 PM
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Re: Barrel Fluting

Get with Karl Kampfeld (Kampfeld Customs) he will flute your bbl and you will not lose anything in accuracy. He has fluted several bbls for me that were already chambered and ALL have shot as good when I got them back. Karl is first class in workmanship and customer service.
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