Originally Posted by J E Custom
Turning down a fluted barrel is a chore because of the interrupted cut and the possibilities
of ruining the barrel all together, so I dont recomend it.
I have turned down unfluted barrels and they seemed to shoot better because of straightness.
(Most barrels come from the barrel maker with some runout and if done properly they will have
If the rifle shoots well there are other ways to lighten the rifle. A good carbon fiber stock and a
light weight scope. (Some scopes weigh over 4 pounds) so a good scope that weighs less than 2 pounds and a good lightweight stock can remove 3 to 4 pounds without sacrificing accuracy.
J E CUSTOM
Maybe you could answer this (or anyone else) I was wondering if it is possible to continue the threads on a Rem factory barrel out as far as the contour would allow (maybe 5" total). Then re head-space with a barrel nut.
My thoughts were building a barrel blocked gun and I have the factory barrel I pulled off of it already. If that is possible I would not have to re-chamber and do all the shank work again.
Or would this, "release the stress monsters"? Any thoughts?