Originally Posted by novaman64
Have a bone stock Remington 700 SPS Varmint (well at least action and barrel are stock). I am wanting to flute the bolt and the barrel to lighten it up a tad, as well as take 1 inch off the barrel to make is a 25". My question is how do I figure out how deep of cuts I can take on the barrel and bolt without getting in to close to the riffling or affecting the integrity of the rifle?
If you are doing it yourself the bolt can be done easy with a very shallow cut .010 to
.015 deep the length of the action port.
As to the barrel I would not recomend fluting any barrel after it is finished much less
a factory barrel.
An as to the depth of flutes on a barrel some barrel makers will not flute any thing
smaller than a #4 contour (Factory barrels are normally #2s or #3s) because of the
chance of ballooning.
In addition to all of the problems, fluting does not remove much weight. It just looks
It is Just my opinion but if done improperly it is dangerous and can ruin a perfectly
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