I had a friend have a barrel fluted after shooting it for three years trying to save weight gun still shot nickel groups at 200 I bought a Bartlein barrel from grizzly industry told the guy I wanted a sendero contour I got the barrel it was half again bigger it had the twist I wanted so I called bartlien they told me they didn't have what I wanted in Stock but they would turn my barrel to what ever I wanted said the do it all the time and if the barrel was going to shoot good it still would when they are done they charged me 60 dollars plus ShippING glad I had it done can't tell it had been touched shoots better than I can. DavidMy .260 shoots wonderfully, but the barrel is a bit too heavy to hunt with.
It is 24” long, set up for a switch lug, & has a timed Muzzle Attachment on the end.
If I can get it fluted without compromising accuracy I’d like to do so.
Realistically, How much weight can be removed?
Are there any East/ South East Smiths that are known for successfully turning down or fluting a Barrel?
There is a sponsor on here that is on the Left Coast, but I assume shipping back & forth would take the better part of 2 weeks.
I’d prefer to have this one fluted or turned, (whatever is possible), but if it will affect accuracy that’s a no go for me: I’ll just get another barrel in the contour/ weight that’s more agreeable for hunting that will also support a suppressor.