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barrel??????????????

whats the diffence between a fluted barrel and a heavy barrel??

7 years 46 weeks ago, 2:36 PM

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gunfanatic pt 3

fluted means it's made out of fluffy bunny tails and rainbows and heavy means it's made out of Rosie O'Donnell's pinkie toe fat.

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7 years 46 weeks ago, 2:38 PM

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C'MON, GUNFANATIC!!!!

I'm caught up, you've slowed down. Let's go, get them points, baby!!!! Post topics faster!!!

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7 years 46 weeks ago, 10:27 AM

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what type of answer was that huh?

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what type of answer was that huh?

7 years 46 weeks ago, 10:53 AM

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a fluted barrel has metal removed from the outside of the barrel. A heavy barrel has a larger outside diameter than standard barrel.

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7 years 46 weeks ago, 12:35 PM

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barrels

fluted don't heat up as fast, but are lighter so you will feel more recoil

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7 years 46 weeks ago, 12:45 PM

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fluting

Reaper308 wrote:
fluted don't heat up as fast, but are lighter so you will feel more recoil

Right,
the reason they cool off faster is because of a larger surface area. The fluted area adds room to allow the heat to radiate faster.

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7 years 46 weeks ago, 1:17 PM

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yeah yeah

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7 years 46 weeks ago, 11:32 AM

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BUT.........

Can you have a fluted barrel that didn't start as a heavy barrel before machining? Wouldn't that make the walls of a standard barrel to thin?

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7 years 45 weeks ago, 11:13 PM

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You could remove metal from a standard barrel, as the majority of the pressure occurs in the chamber and not in the bore, but you wouldn't be able to remove enough metal to make the weight savings worth it.

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7 years 45 weeks ago, 6:06 PM

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Fluted barrel

Although the fluted barrel is generally heavy, you can basically do it to just about any barrel. Just select the barrel consider all the other architecture, and lay down the cash. one thing to remember is,once the metal is gone......ding. Light barrels can also have harmonic issues that will make u nuts. Work with a good gunsmith if you are building one. The one's from the major manufacturers, dunno. People used to trash Savage until they pulled the trigger and saw where the hole appeared. They (fluted barrels) do shed some weight though. are they better than the not so heavy barrel????

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