Fluting a barrel after it had been threaded

Hse0785

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Hello,

I purchased a new Bartlein 30 cal 1:10 sendero barrel based on the input from a local smith that the barrel could be fluted after the rifle was assembled & 0 degrees established.

I’m sure someone has done this previously.

I am more accustomed to barrels being relieved by the barrel manufacturer & supplied as fluted blanks.

My question is,
How repeatable is this?

Was it a fluke that the previous barrels shot as well after fluting, or is this common provided the machinist who flutes it knows what he is doing?

Thanks
 

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I’ve had two worked on after the fact. One was wrought iron fluted by Long Rifles Inc and the other was a fluted Bartlien that I had tapered down to build a lighter “carry” rifle. Both barrels are extremely accurate.
 

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Mods,

Would it be possible to change the title of this thread to my 300 WM Build?

I’ve got multiple questions & want to try to centralize things.
 

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My 300 WM runs the 215s just fine in a standard mag box, if you want a DBM I would recommend Badger Ordinance bottom metal and AI mags .
 

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@bigngreen,

The @Broz 300WM Reamer, besides the 215 Berger, is there other solid options that are recommended for this Reamer with 1:10 twist 26-28” tubes?
I personally do not see any reason to run something other than the 215 compared to other known options. I am experimenting with the new 200 SMK to see its lethality but I do not see an advantage to the bigger bullets until way out there. The new SMK has a very short bearing surface so it will fit fine with this reamer. Again I am just experimenting with it so I can not recommend it yet. If you do desire to run the Hornadys I would probably look at adding some freebore.
 

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I personally do not see any reason to run something other than the 215 compared to other known options. I am experimenting with the new 200 SMK to see its lethality but I do not see an advantage to the bigger bullets until way out there. The new SMK has a very short bearing surface so it will fit fine with this reamer. Again I am just experimenting with it so I can not recommend it yet. If you do desire to run the Hornadys I would probably look at adding some freebore.
How does the Nosler 210 Accubond perform?

I’ve had solid experiences with the smaller Accubonds & I am curious if they would be a reasonable projectile if I run out of Bergers, Bergers on BO, etc...
 

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How does the Nosler 210 Accubond perform?

I’ve had solid experiences with the smaller Accubonds & I am curious if they would be a reasonable projectile if I run out of Bergers, Bergers on BO, etc...
I have never used Noslers.
 

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How does the Nosler 210 Accubond perform?

I’ve had solid experiences with the smaller Accubonds & I am curious if they would be a reasonable projectile if I run out of Bergers, Bergers on BO, etc...
They shot pretty well for me in all three .300wm's and 2 of the .300Rum's.

They tend to hold together much better than the Hornady ELD's which is a big thing for me.
 

Hse0785

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They shot pretty well for me in all three .300wm's and 2 of the .300Rum's.

They tend to hold together much better than the Hornady ELD's which is a big thing for me.
Thank You.

I’ve been hoarding 200 grain accubonds from my previous 300 WM & was hoping they’d do good in this application.

Certainly overkill, but not being married to only 1 bullet is nice.
 

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