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Posted: 7/12/2010 6:40:45 PM EDT
You guys happy with them? Do you hate them? Would you do it again if you had the chance? Who does the best job? Who has the coolest design?
Link Posted: 7/12/2010 6:44:07 PM EDT
I see this going nowhere.

The arguments seem to go on and on with little solidarity as far as weight reduction, increased effective cooling, or improved rigidity.

I am currently considering having a Noveske SPR barrel done...but for me it'd be purely cosmetic. If it's your thing..run with it. If not..I don't think your rifle will peform any worse without.

Just my two pennies.

-D2V
Link Posted: 7/12/2010 6:47:28 PM EDT
Final consensus....

Really, I thought everyone forgot about it. Hey, if you like it.... great. It just isn't for me. If there were a proven absolute advantage to dimpling, I might try one. Until then, I'll pass.
Link Posted: 7/12/2010 6:48:49 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2010 2:29:30 PM EDT by 9divdoc]




nefariousarms@live.com


Since the beginning of time warriors have stylized and personalized their weapons..
Link Posted: 7/12/2010 7:00:15 PM EDT
Not for me.
Link Posted: 7/12/2010 7:46:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/12/2010 9:05:15 PM EDT by mac_05evo]


+1 for Marvin, he does a stellar job! Does it do anything beneficial? Not sure. It did lighten it up some but I don't know if there are any other benefits. I'll admit I did it mainly for aesthetic reasons.



Link Posted: 7/12/2010 8:02:23 PM EDT
I like it.

Eventually I'll get one done.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 6:48:06 AM EDT
A solution in search of a problem...

Just another gimmick so someone can claim be the first on his block to own "the latest & greatest AR mod" in the never-ending "mine's bigger" quest...
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 7:46:20 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2010 7:52:02 AM EDT by c5hardtop]
There should be a weight savings and better cooling without a significant effect on accuracy. I LIKE the look and that one reason also. In my case I was able to get a accurate 16" SS barrel that came in at 1 lb 10.8 oz, which was lighter than my 10.5" SBR barrel. Dimpling service is not that much more than re-contour and other fluting services.



Link Posted: 7/13/2010 8:10:03 AM EDT
It seems to me that dimpled barrels perform like other barrel fluting. They lighten the barrel, provide more surface area for increased cooling(how much? Don't know.), and are a personal preference. Also, like fluting a barrel, they do not bend the laws of physics and strengthen the barrel or make it more rigid. I think it should be in the same category as every other barrel fluting, its just a different style.

The only thing I can see that might be different about them; you might have a more consistent and longer flight path when trying to achieve a "battle worn" look, similar to how golf balls work, just make sure you get some spin on it.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 9:03:49 AM EDT
Everyone who's seen this in person was like
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 9:45:23 AM EDT
cchurchi,

What length barrel is that?
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 10:33:35 AM EDT
Really stupid looking.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 10:49:16 AM EDT
Love the dimpled barrels! Keep the pics coming, there should be a tacked photo thread for these.
I've been thinking about having my AR10T carbine SS barrel dimpled. It's a little heavy for what I'm
using it for. I think this mod is very sexy, but it's a matter of personal preference just like many other
things.

ARKAR
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 10:49:59 AM EDT
My opinion only, but that is the godawfulest, ugliest thing I've ever seen done to an AR. Lots of little dirt traps, too. Not for me.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 11:04:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Konstanty:
My opinion only, but that is the godawfulest, ugliest thing I've ever seen done to an AR. Lots of little dirt traps, too. Not for me.


dirt traps? really? It's okay if your gun gets dirty, that's half the fun.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 11:22:34 AM EDT
Final consensus: Almost as aerodynamic as a Titleist

But really, I dont think it looks too bad and DOES provide some useful benefits. I think it looks better than fluting anyways, was never a fan of fluting for some reason.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 12:44:37 PM EDT
As proven on Mythbusters, dimpling will make your barrel more aerodynamic, for those folks that want every edge they can get!
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 1:31:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cchurchi:
Everyone who's seen this in person was like
http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7928/dsc01948o.jpg


Yep, that's like awesome.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 2:14:39 PM EDT
' they do not bend the laws of physics and strengthen the barrel '

Well, fluting makes a barrel stiffer than a non-fluted barrel of the same weight per inch, and also speeds cooling. No laws of physics are broken or even bent. I don't know about dimples, haven't thought much about it, but since the dimples also increase surface area, cooling should also get a boost. A dimpled barrel, like a fluted one, will naturally be lighter than the same barrel not modified.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 2:18:05 PM EDT
Has anyone ever seen interrupted fluting? That might be a cool treatment. The flutes would be maybe 2" long with maybe 1/4" between them, with the adjacent flute being offset so the interruptions are staggered.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 2:21:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2010 4:27:01 PM EDT by BD1JR]
Are u sending barrels out to be done or Buying them done already, Do u have a link!!!

Thanks

Not an AR , But this is a Hart Barrel w/ interrupted flute.

Link Posted: 7/13/2010 2:46:43 PM EDT
A consensus on ARFCOM?
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 3:13:55 PM EDT
Not a fan
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 3:54:10 PM EDT
I had Marvin do my Noveske 10.5..
It came out perfect.. Looks great but thats about it..
I didnt see any accuracy difference, not that I exected any. It lost like 2 oz's which isnt enough to notice. I really dont ahve any way to tell if it dissipates hear any better. But I hope it does cause I run it supressed most of the time..


I say go for it. Just dont expect a world of difference except for the look.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 4:21:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DonnieBrasco:
A consensus on ARFCOM?


Link Posted: 7/13/2010 4:36:31 PM EDT
I like the look for sure. What was the cost on having it done? Would most certainly want someone that knew wtf they were doing if I had mine done.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 4:38:16 PM EDT
Running away at warp speed.................YAAAGGHHHH!!!!!
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 5:09:29 PM EDT
looks cool...after that I doubt it does much.
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 5:34:07 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Russ4777:
Really stupid looking.


I agree. I guess if someone is bored and needs to dress up an area of the rifle that is pretty plain.

Link Posted: 7/13/2010 6:07:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By lilMAC25:
You guys happy with them? Do you hate them? Would you do it again if you had the chance? Who does the best job? Who has the coolest design?


See.... you can put two arfcomers in a room... and get ten different opinons
Link Posted: 7/13/2010 7:13:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 9divdoc:
http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/9DivDoc/IMG_0007.jpg

http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk253/9DivDoc/IMG_0001-3.jpg

nefariousarms@live.com


Since the beginning of time warriors have stylized and personalized their weapons..


they definitely look better coated. Nice job and the best looking dimpled barrel I have seen

Link Posted: 7/13/2010 9:01:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/13/2010 9:01:36 PM EDT by js308]
My opinion is that it only looks right on Knight's Armament PDW



Link Posted: 7/14/2010 2:19:24 AM EDT
Originally Posted By js308:
My opinion is that it only looks right on Knight's Armament PDW

<a href="http://img62.imageshack.us/i/spdwp.jpg/" target="_blank">http://a.imageshack.us/img62/3945/spdwp.jpg</a>



Interesting point, it wasn't decried as foolish when knight did it
Link Posted: 7/14/2010 3:07:49 AM EDT
The barrels of the KAC SR25 EMC are dimpled under the handguard.

ARKAR
Link Posted: 7/14/2010 5:03:43 AM EDT
Originally Posted By B_Cat:
Originally Posted By js308:
My opinion is that it only looks right on Knight's Armament PDW

<a href="http://img62.imageshack.us/i/spdwp.jpg/" target="_blank">http://a.imageshack.us/img62/3945/spdwp.jpg</a>



Interesting point, it wasn't decried as foolish when knight did it


Most of the pictures here are of Melvin's work (although ADCO offers the service also), he is one that did/does the work for Knights. Out the ranges the dimples get good reviews as far as "looks". As mentioned previous, its not that much more than other forms of fluting or profiling.

Link Posted: 7/14/2010 8:38:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bluezerosix:
A solution in search of a problem...

Just another gimmick so someone can claim be the first on his block to own "the latest & greatest AR mod" in the never-ending "mine's bigger" quest...


I'm no expert like this guy but when I got mine back I was thrilled with the way the new barrel balanced, much better than before. It also cools down faster than any other barrel I have ever shot. I think the boolits probably go faster too, but I haven't checked it.
Link Posted: 7/14/2010 9:31:49 AM EDT
ugly and unnecessary.
Link Posted: 7/14/2010 11:19:08 AM EDT
What is the price difference between dimpling and fluting?
Link Posted: 7/14/2010 12:35:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By wganz:
What is the price difference between dimpling and fluting?


Dimple under handguards $150 as pictured in this thread, or $125 from ADCO. Fluting $79 from ADCO... or $50-125 from most other places. So with adco the cost difference is $46 for a under handguard service.
Link Posted: 7/14/2010 5:57:13 PM EDT
If I'm not mistaken, the dimple pattern that ADCO does is not the same as the Knights. It's different enough in my book to matter.. if I were to get it done. The ADCO pattern just doesn't look as cool as the Knights... I think.
Link Posted: 7/14/2010 6:04:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Death2Varmints:
I see this going nowhere.

The arguments seem to go on and on with little solidarity as far as weight reduction, increased effective cooling, or improved rigidity.

I am currently considering having a Noveske SPR barrel done...but for me it'd be purely cosmetic. If it's your thing..run with it. If not..I don't think your rifle will peform any worse without.

Just my two pennies.

-D2V
Personally, cosmetics is the only reason I'd get it. I think it looks badass

Link Posted: 7/15/2010 4:47:30 PM EDT
BTT, And thanks for the replies, any other options other than the 2 listed?
Link Posted: 7/15/2010 4:55:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WMurderface:
Originally Posted By DonnieBrasco:
A consensus on ARFCOM?




I laughed at that one too.
Link Posted: 7/15/2010 5:38:58 PM EDT
Dimples stimulate the economy by willingly separating money from consumers, providing cashflow for gunsmiths to pursue innovations that are actually worthwhile. Dimple away.
Link Posted: 7/15/2010 7:46:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ChillyB:
Dimples stimulate the economy by willingly separating money from consumers, providing cashflow for gunsmiths to pursue innovations that are actually worthwhile. Dimple away.

If you think they are pretty. Go for it.
458

Link Posted: 7/16/2010 6:37:29 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BD1JR:
Are u sending barrels out to be done or Buying them done already, Do u have a link!!!

Thanks

Not an AR , But this is a Hart Barrel w/ interrupted flute.
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh462/bd1jr/100_2208.jpg
http://i547.photobucket.com/albums/hh462/bd1jr/100_2207.jpg


Looks like a hybrid between fluting and dimpling - flimpling
Link Posted: 7/16/2010 11:55:10 AM EDT
Hold on, let me get my dremel.
Link Posted: 7/16/2010 3:30:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Elessar:
As proven on Mythbusters, dimpling will make your barrel more aerodynamic, for those folks that want every edge they can get!


So there you go. Next time you jump from an aircraft, use your dimpled AR like a witches broom.
Link Posted: 7/16/2010 3:32:45 PM EDT
Link Posted: 7/16/2010 3:46:23 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/16/2010 4:04:04 PM EDT by ratatat62]
Let's see the club or iron you use to hit that "bad boy".

Fluting or dimpling a rifled barrel after the fact is not a good idea.

You will lose accuracy. How much is anyone's guess.
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