Interrupted fluting... Your thoughts

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by shortpants, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. shortpants

    shortpants Well-Known Member

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    Is there any reason that you like or dislike interrupted fluting other than personal preference? Is the only way to get it is through Brux?
     
  2. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    Hart Does it too
     

  3. shortpants

    shortpants Well-Known Member

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    Good to know Mike. A gunsmith told me Brux was the only way but I thought that seemed odd.
     
  4. Hondo64d

    Hondo64d Well-Known Member

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    The guys at Brux told me that, in theory, the interrupted fluting would be a little stiffer than straight fluting. In practice, probably little to no difference. I got the interrupted fluting because I knew I wanted fluting, I thought it looked pretty cool and the theoretical advantage over straight fluting couldn't hurt.

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    FWIW, it shoots fine too...

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    John
     
  5. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    A few months ago I ordered a new fluted barrel from Krieger. They told me they could do interrupted fluting. I didn't get it because I don't like it.
     
  6. shortpants

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    Thanks Edd, good to know!

    You've got a fine looking rifle there John!
     
  7. bigngreen

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    I'm torn, I've seen some rifle styles and colors that the interrupted fluting looks great on but also seen some that just don't look right, to much going on or something. I like the mean deep flutes gun)
     
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    I have had acouple of interupted fluted barrels. It seems to me that it does not take off as much weight as straight fluting
     
  9. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I used to have mixed emotions about I.F., but I decided it looks to "busy" for my taste. I'll take classic long flutes.

    Plus, in the event the barrel is able to reflect some degree of sunlight, it would look like a warning to any game, as would any unnatural reflective surface.

    If they cerakoted the I.F. with 2 colors, the depressions in black, and the barrel, for example, in brown, I might just change my mind. That would likely look pretty sweet.
     
  10. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    From a machinists standpoint, it's strictly asthetics at least in my opinion. Weight savings is negligible and I can't see any effect on harmonics but then, I've been wrong before.

    My only concern would be wall thickness on a tapered barrel. The 'meat' at the receiver end is more substantial than the muzzle end..... But I could be wrong about that as well.
     
  11. shortpants

    shortpants Well-Known Member

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    The 2 color idea is what got me thinking about this to begin with. I was thinking a black or very dark grey barrel with the interrupted flutes left stainless would look pretty sexy. I don't know if there is anybody out there that would do that but I'd sure like to see one. Maybe you guys are right that it would look to busy but I'd like to see it.
     
  12. joshua99ta

    joshua99ta Well-Known Member

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    I like the looks... but only on smaller contour barrels.. doesnt look good on the larger stuff.
     
  13. FEENIX

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    Too purdy for my liking! :D
     
  14. Trikstr

    Trikstr Well-Known Member

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    There was a good series of articles in VHA a few issues back by an accuracy smith. He slugs all his barrels to makes sure they are of consistent internal dia.from end to end. He stated that alot of fluted barrels tend to be loose under the flutes.