Radial fluting vs. Standard fluting

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by James Jones, Jun 8, 2005.

  1. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Question for you smiths out thier , what is the advantage of having a barrel radial fluted , it seems to me that it would make the barrel a good bit less stiff.
     
  2. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    JDJones,

    They are vastly superior in barrel heat disapation but you have to be careful with your depth of cut on the flutes. Limited to heavier contoured barrels.

    Shawn C has done this with some very good results, hopefully he will respond here with his findings.

    Good Shooting!!

    Kirby Allen(50)
     

  3. Richard338

    Richard338 Well-Known Member

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    PGW does helical fluting. That is a good compromise.