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Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by bubba41, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. bubba41

    bubba41 Well-Known Member

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    hi guys i love my 338 edge ! but its a little heavy . how much weight can i lose by fluting it. thanks
     
  2. durak

    durak Well-Known Member

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    It depends on flute depth and length etc... I lost just under 2 pounds from my latest barrel build with 8 flutes on a 30" barrel.
     

  3. bubba41

    bubba41 Well-Known Member

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    two pounds is good. i need to call a few people see what they can do thanks
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Less than 1/2 a pound.

    Fluting is more for looks than to lighten a rifle barrel.

    Once a barrel is installed and chambered I do not recomend fluting it.

    Weight is a good thing as far as accuracy.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. bubba41

    bubba41 Well-Known Member

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    good point the way i'm hunting now i'll live with it thanks
     
  6. BuckSnort

    BuckSnort Well-Known Member

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    2 pounds?