Do not think I would apply "machine gun" mftr ideas to a precision long range rifle. Their respective objectives and accuracy standards are opposing. A machine gun is designed not for precision aimed fire, but rather area fire into a "beaten zone" or area at a distance. That is why a machine gun has a certain amount of "slop" in the the tolerances for its T & E mechanism (traversing and elevation) to obtain that area beaten zone. Kind of think I would follow what Dan Lilja has layed out in his programs for fluting on what works and not. He probably has done more testing in this area than most others. Now having said that, you can always try new ideas as long as you have the $450 for a new barrel, $150 for chambering and another $150 for fluting if the "new style" just does not work out.