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    Barrel fluting ?

    What's your thoughts is it worth it ? I've just inquired about getting my 7m08 done . Quoted $300 for 100grms saving . Seems like I'd be better to spend money towards a carbon stock ? .
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    Hi Munsey

    Not sure what type of rifle you have but probably going to make a bigger weight saving by fitting a CF stock than fluting. Possible depend on the profile of the barrel as well??

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    Or you could just chuck a couple bricks in your backpack and exercise more, pay me the $ 300 for "fitness consultancy fees"

    Just saying

    Or maybe chat to VC, he specializes in lugging heavy-as-shit Sako's up and down mountains...
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    100g as ebf said weights will build ya arm and ya won't notice, once ya start funking with shit it can go bad and I am sure that whoever does it for you wont be offering a accuracy guarantee
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    Lol goes from should I do this and why plus whaddya reckon ? in 2 posts to you re a fattie loose some weight and harden up ....

    I love fluted barrels and bolts cos they look cool. I don't care to much though so long as the rifle is accurate as well.. No harm done ..

    I did bolt barrel (plus shortened) mill top of receiver etc on a T3 and yep it was lighter, how much dunno should have weighed forgot to..



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    Really it's just for looks, they do look good but it don't "make the boat go faster", I doubt if you would notice a 100 g change in weight.
    Other ways to save 100g, and spend next to nothing, put less rounds in the mag, drill out the stock, shorten the stock, cut an inch off the barrel

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    Do it then get carbon stock too
    Don't forget to flute the bolt.
    Some lightweight tallys holding a lightweight scope and your done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Do it then get carbon stock too
    Don't forget to flute the bolt.
    Some lightweight tallys holding a lightweight scope and your done.

    I love spending other people's money.

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    And you are sooooo good at it too

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    Fluting the barrel just to save 100g is probably not worth it. As part of the whole package that vietnamcam mentioned (and don't forget lightweight firing pin if a rem 700) the total weight saving can make quite a difference, but only you can decide if it is worth it. In my experience a carbon fibre stock will save approx half a pound (200g?) over a typical factory plastic stock and nearly a pound (400g) over a wooden stock.
    I went down this route with my model 7 and and saved nearly 2 pound all up, but most of this came from the stock, I would say the normal saving would be about a pound, but will cost about a $1000 all up.

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    Read this and you wont flute it...
    My friend was going to do it, and now no chance in hell...
    http://www.gunsmith.co.nz/FlutingNotes.pdf

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    yet so many fluted barrels shoot so well....
    I am sure we would hear about it constantly if it was common for fluted barrels to not shoot and blow up
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    Munsey,
    You could always get VC to shorten it i bit to save on the weight. Rumor has it he is a dab hand with a hacksaw You should see how he upgraded the mincer I gave him

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    No, no, no, VC has stated quite clearly that he does not own a hacksaw, he does use some large angle grinders, so the finish might be a bit rough
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    No, no, no, VC has stated quite clearly that he does not own a hacksaw, he does use some large angle grinders, so the finish might be a bit rough
    Better than a bloody hacksaw, might as well us an axe ffs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by grunzter View Post
    Read this and you wont flute it...
    My friend was going to do it, and now no chance in hell...
    http://www.gunsmith.co.nz/FlutingNotes.pdf
    Good article on fluting. Never owned a fluted barrel. I note that the Accuracy International - Arctic Warefare Magnum has a fluted barrel. If someone please give me a 300 Win Mag version for verrry long term evaluation I will be able to extol the virtues of fluting.
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