00082 FROM KRIEGER WEB SITE.
Q: How does fluting a barrel help?
A: Fluting reduces weight while increasing rigidity (over an unfluted barrel of the same weight, ie: smaller contour) and changing barrel vibration and whip. By exposing more exterior surface area, it also aids in cooling your barrel. On the barrel contours that we will flute, we expect the same practical accuracy out of a fluted barrel vs. an un-fluted barrel as long as it is fluted by us. A note on fluting done by others: We have researched and performed fluting using many different methods over the years and have really perfected the system we use. Like any other outside operations performed on our barrels, we will not be responsible for the results of other methods of fluting performed by gunsmiths/machinists other than Krieger Barrels, Inc.
NOTE THEY SAY OVER A NON FLUTED BARREL OF THE SAME WEIGHT NOT THE SAME PROFILE. IN OTHER WORDS YOU CAN HAVE A 5 POUND FLUTTED BARREL THAT IS STIFFER THAN A 5 POUND SAME WEIGHT BUT SMALLER PROFILE BARREL. TO ME THAT MEANS IF YOU GO WITH A FULL BULL BARREL IT WILL BE STIFFER THAN THE SAME BARREL AFTER ITS FLUTTED . IM OPEN TO PROOF OTHER WISE. SOME WERE A BARREL MANUFACTUR SHOWS THE AMOUNT OF FLEX OF TWO BARREL UNDER A LOAD. IM TRYING TIO FIND IT.
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Fluted Barrel | Bison Ballistics
VOLQUARTSEN SAYS HE SEES A IMPROVMENT. IMOO THAT MAY DUE TO BTTER HARMONMICS BUT NOT DUE TO ACTUAL STIFFNESS.
IMOO ITS THE HOW REPEATABLE AND CONSISTANT THE HARMONICS ARE THAT MAKE THE DIFFERANCE. IF YPOU GOT CRAP AMMO A STIFFER BARREL SHOULD PRODUCE BETTER ACCURACY AS THE BARREL WILL MOVE LESS AND VARIATIONS IN THE AMMO WILL NOT CATCH THE BARREL AT AS MUCH OF A VARIANCE. THE BETTER TTHE AMMO THE MORE CONSISTANT THE HARMONICS THE LESS THE BARREL WEIGHT SHOULD MATTER. AS LONG AT THE BULLET LEAVES THE BARREL AT THE SAME PLACE INTHE BARREL MOVEMENT IT WILL HIT THE SAME PLACE. OF COURSE AI COULD BE COMPLETLY WRONG I BARRELY PASSSED HIGH SCHOOL AND CANT SPELL OR FIND THE CAP LOCK BUTTION. LOL