Fluting a barrel after it had been threaded

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  1. Hse0785

    Hse0785 Well-Known Member

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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
     
  2. Bravo 4

    Bravo 4 Well-Known Member

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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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  3. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

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    I think it's mostly the BR guys who will argue this before/after thing. Ask Paul at Pro Precision Rifles....he does great work !
    https://www.boltfluting.com/
     
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  4. WeiserBucks

    WeiserBucks Well-Known Member

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    +1 for Paul! He fluted one of mine and it magically gained accuracy. No B.S. , although not typical obviously.
     
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  5. Hse0785

    Hse0785 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  6. Hse0785

    Hse0785 Well-Known Member

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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?
     
  7. Hse0785

    Hse0785 Well-Known Member

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    Long action Bottom Metal, detactch magazines- recommendations please.
     
  8. WeiserBucks

    WeiserBucks Well-Known Member

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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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  9. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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  10. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    I recommend Hawkins. I am playing with HS DBM currently but I am not sure I am going to like it better than a floor plate.
     
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  11. Hse0785

    Hse0785 Well-Known Member

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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...
     
  12. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    I have never used Noslers.
     
  13. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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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.
     
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  14. Hse0785

    Hse0785 Well-Known Member

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    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.