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Fluted Barrel

Discussion in 'Blackpowder' started by SVC, Aug 14, 2006.

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  1. SVC

    SVC Member

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    Hi,

    Can someone explain the advantages of having a Fluted Barrel?

    Tx,
    S.
     
  2. mec

    mec Member

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    On a modern rifle it makes a barrel lighter while increasing the surface area to promote cooling.
     
  3. wanderinwalker

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    Mostly, on my Katahdin, I think it just makes it look cool and makes other shooters drool on the range! :p

    Theoretically it promotes barrel cooling and decreases the weight of the barrel.
     
  4. oneshooter

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    The flutes not only lighten the barrel, it also provides the same stifness as the heavier barrel. This promotes accuracy, and still lightens the weight.:D

    Oneshooter
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  5. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Increase sales in Q-tips.;)
     
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