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    We all probably know the reasons for fluting a rifle barrel but other than looking cool has anyone REALLY ever noticed a difference between horizontal fluted, spiral fluted, and non-fluted?

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    As you know they say it helps dissipate heat, I don't know about that, but if I got fluting I think the straight flutes look the coolest.

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    • #3
      Depends on your shooting style. I was always taught to shoot from a cold barrel, meaning one shot only. Very rarely other than target practice would I shoot from a hot barrel, but I have found that the fluting has made the cool down time much quicker between cold shots.

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      • #4
        Many years ago in a marketing class the Professor said to sell a product you have to make it different from everything else. Looks to me like that is what's up here.

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        • #5
          Haven't noticed a difference. It seems to reason that by fluting the barrel it makes the barrel lighter, so does it physically allow the barrel to cool quicker? It seems logical.

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          • #6
            Well fluted barrels are obviously lighter than standard ones.

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            • #7
              Lets you cut some weight off of heavier (stiffer) barrel profiles. Also reported to help cool barrels faster...? Marketing...?

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              • #8
                Agreed with Sportsman Matt answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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