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I built this rifle a few years ago and sold it I'm going to rebuild it just not sure I like the barrel fluting. What do you all think?

 

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I like straight better but I like the interrupted fluting. I really dig spiral fluting though.
Nice rifle!!!
 

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I prefer the straight but that's just me. This does look cool though.
 

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Personally, I am going with ugly, but I am a purest that thinks anything but wood and blue and/or case color is wrong.
But for my information, does fluting have any functional value...cooling???
 

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... does fluting have any functional value...cooling???
Yup, cooling. It increases the surface area around the barrel which increases cooling.

That dithered pattern is interesting, I personally like straight flutes. But really with my OCD regarding dirt on my guns, flutes always seem to hold dirt and are harder to clean. Bugs me...

-DallanC
 

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Personally, I am going with ugly, but I am a purest that thinks anything but wood and blue and/or case color is wrong.
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Yeah, I was gonna say the same thing. As long as it's got a nice piece a walnut on it who cares what the barrel looks like?
 
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I think it looks awesome for something at the range and in the safe, but seems like it would collect dust and dirt in the field. Looks expensive. A regular flute would be much easier to keep clean it seems, but sure looks cool.
 

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I think it looks awesome for something at the range and in the safe, but seems like it would collect dust and dirt in the field. Looks expensive. A regular flute would be much easier to keep clean it seems, but sure looks cool.
Which brings up another point about fluting. I was told fluting on bolts catch the dirt and grime and help keep it from smearing and abrasing the bolt and bolt race. Not sure how big of a benefit it is but it may help.
 

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seems busy to me; I'd have trouble shooting straight cuz I'd be looking at the fancy barrel all the time. But then I'm easily distracted
 
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