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Posted: 12/7/2003 7:56:41 PM EDT
I was wondering if a light profile barrel can be fluted, or would that cause unintended disasterous consequences? Thanks for your feedback.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 9:32:25 PM EDT
Why would you want to, it's already lightweight? Fluting is best for heavy barrels that you want to lighten, or to have a barrel that's a little heavier and stiffer, but with a weight closer to light. It's best to treat flutes as fins on a barrel.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 12:50:00 PM EDT
Only H-Bar's or medium-weight barrels can be fluted. Vietnam-era "pencil" barrels and 16" carbine "superlight" barrels are as skinny as they can get and still safely handle the pressure that a 5.56 creates. Cutting flutes into these barrels would be dangerous. The same is true of 20" A2 profile and M4 barrels under the hand-guards; although, I have heard someone propose fluting a 20" A2 barrel IN FRONT OF the hand guards.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 9:11:21 PM EDT
Thanks for the comments. I'm just looking to shave ozs where I can.
Link Posted: 12/8/2003 9:19:37 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/8/2003 9:20:01 PM EDT by Green0]
Look at BM's Carbon-15 Ar's they have a special fluting that reduces about 1.5OZ that can be applied to pencil barrels. Not that the 1.5OZ is worth it.
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