This is a discussion on Fluted heavy barrels within the Accuracy forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; Has anyone ever mass produced a heavy M14 barrel with flutes in the section before the gas cylinder? I think I recall seeing pictures of ...
Has anyone ever mass produced a heavy M14 barrel with flutes in the section before the gas cylinder? I think I recall seeing pictures of one on the internet somewhere, but I could not find it again - it was probably a one-off custom job though. Just seems like something that might be useful to reduce weight, and have near the stiffness of a heavy barrel with extra cooling.
CRAAAP! i just had a WMMW instaled in my 7.62mm arms receiver now i am going to have to buy another receiver to install the WMHWFB
(the wife just read this and said im not funny)
keep us up to date on this i am very intrested
jywolfe, I am wondering what flavor your new 10 flute WMMW barrel will be available in. I am interested in purchasing a WMMD stainless 22" barrel either fluted or unfluted. I am just waiting on you getting the sage stock fit issue resolved.
The idea was that the flutes would add enough surface to release the heat quicker in firing rounds in rapid succession. Benchrest shooters who tinker for any edge tried fluted barrels. I don't think the debate's ever been decided.
the extra surface area adds stiffness to the barrel
it is like having a 2" dia. barrel without the extra weight
they also help with heat removal from the barrel buy way of the extra surface area
not somthing that everyone will want but it would be a good option for bench/target and long range shooters
some will argue it, but in my experience with a few different fluted barrels on my varmint rifles, after a lot of shooting on a prarie dog town, fluted barrels do cool down faster than a comparable non fluted barrel.