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knitepoet wrote: »
Hey, I haven't said it is or isn't good or bad to flute a barrel. I've just provided opposing viewpoints from two well known barrel makers, so
BPsniper wrote: »
Let me clarify folks......I'm not saying Shilen barrels are bad.
BPsniper wrote: »
Hey, I like their triggers!!
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Having said all this BS, I don't want my barrel fluted. I had my last two builds bead blasted as fluting does little if anything to disapate heat. Bead blasting is way more efficient for that. However, I do like the idea of a fluted bolt. A fluted bolt doesnt'get hot like a barrel and fluting cuts down on the drag and weight, making the bolt seem smoother to operate. I think fluted bolts look very nice.
Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
Fluting is eye candy, plain and simple. If it cranks your tractor, go for it!
I remember when we talked about this one other time, the same opposing view points. I guess my decision is to NOT buy a fluted Shilen barrel. Or maybe any Shilen.
The three rifles I own with fluted barrels shoot well. My 204 is fluted.
"Shilen barrels are Bad!" "Shilen barrels are Bad!" "Shilen barrels are Bad!" Better? :angel2:
Scott, if you gotta tinker with something I know of a certain Savage that still has her virginity. And she's not very far from where you're sitting. Just sayin'
To me, the whole attraction to the .264 bullet diameter is high BC and high SD. A .260 that's optimized for a 130 grain pill that won't stabilize the 162 Oswald Express is supremely uninteresting.
I'd go 1-8", 26", and see how it does with the slow burners.
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