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Old 10-15-2010, 09:33 AM
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Re: Barrel Re-profiling and or fluting

Im having Kevin Cram do the Barrel on my 300 win mag. I talked with him on the phone about the whole thing. As long as you pic a smith who know what the heck he is doing your going to be fine. I would not expect to loose much weight from it how ever more of astecits for me.
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Re: Barrel Re-profiling and or fluting

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This is not true. Check directly with someone like Kampfeld - fluting is one of his specialties - no stress relief needed and the last I spoke with him he has NEVER seen accuracy suffer from fluting. He does a LOT of them.
There is a very good reason why ever button rifle mftr will tell you that recontouring or fluting AFTER rifling will change the internal barrel dimensions, because it does! Been proven time and time again. Now will that effect accuracy? If you are happy with .5 MOA or so then probably not for you, but no top competitor or someone demanding top accuracy will do it for very good reason.

Cut rifling different stories.


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Re: Barrel Re-profiling and or fluting

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Thanks for the help fellas,i know my smith has a cnc lathe so that would surely make it easier,just wanted some other real life experiences,a new barrel and chamber is about a $1000 down here and i got a quote today for $150 to re-profile it and $130 if i want flutes.
I would not have it Fluted after it is re profiled because to many things can go wrong and
accuracy can suffer .

If it's the weight that's an issue then just have it profiled one size smaller than you would
with flutes.

I will not have a barrel fluted by anyone except the manufacture at the time of the barrels
manufacture. This way he is responsible for the quality of the fluting and the barrel
straightness.

It is true that in the hands of a true craftsman it can be done but the risk is not worth it
in my opinion.

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Re: Barrel Re-profiling and or fluting

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There is a very good reason why ever button rifle mftr will tell you that recontouring or fluting AFTER rifling will change the internal barrel dimensions, because it does! Been proven time and time again. Now will that effect accuracy? If you are happy with .5 MOA or so then probably not for you, but no top competitor or someone demanding top accuracy will do it for very good reason.

Cut rifling different stories.


BH
BH--this is not true. Speedy set world records and shot himself into the HOF with fluted barrels that he did himself. I have won a few times myself all with fluted tubes he did. It all depends on who is doing the work... While true mine are all SP cut ones Speedy at the time found a good batch of Shilen and bought all of them he could--still has 8 or 10 that he is saving should they be needed.
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