Flutted barrels, Good or Bad choice???

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by sandzzzzz, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. sandzzzzz

    sandzzzzz Member

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    Heard a lot of things abt flutted barrels, but I would like to ask people who have really used it, like someone who owns a flutted barrel rifle, cause shooting it once or twice will not make any difference,only people who have owned a fluted barrel rifle will know the pros and cons of fluting, please advise as I am planning on getting a rifle, one thing they sure look good.:cool:
     
  2. mattj

    mattj Well-Known Member

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    Pros:
    - Less weight!
    - Stiffer than a smaller contour unfluted barrel of the same weight.
    - Looks (if you like the fluted look / care)
    - Possibly a negligible improvement in barrel cooling due to increased surface area.


    Cons:
    - Less weight! (weight has its advantages)
    - A fluted barrel will not be as "stiff" as a an unfluted barrel of the same contour (though the difference is pretty negligible)
    - Adds roughly $100 to the cost of your barrel


    Summary:
    If you want a lighter rifle (or you think it is worth it just for the looks), and have enough cash so that you won't be skimping on other things, go for it!