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Posted: 5/12/2004 2:51:05 PM EDT
I have an 11.5 inch Bushmaster Heavy barreled A2 upper that I originally got to run on a friends M16 and being a heavy barrel I worked great. It’s now pretty much dedicated to an SBR and so I’d like to lighten it up a bit. I was wondering if ya’ll thought fluting it might be a good idea, and if so, who to send it to.

Thanks, J
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 4:37:16 PM EDT
I don't know.  FLuting an 11.5" barrel may not lighten it up enough to justify the $120 -$200 expense.  Considering the fluting can only be used on certain portions of the barrel, ie. 1" from end of chamber to within 3/4" of gas block, then 3/4" forward of gas block to 3/4" to end of barrel, you could realistically flute about 8" of the barrel.   If it is still to be used FA on accasion I would definitely leave it alone.  The $ for just 8" of flute would not be worth it to me.
Link Posted: 5/12/2004 10:02:09 PM EDT
I'd go for it, what's a couple bucks when you've got a big money NFA gun.
Link Posted: 5/13/2004 12:40:51 AM EDT
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