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Lightening a .416 barrel

Postby MaDuce » Tue 21 Feb, 2012 10:52 am

One of the critical issues for my pending .416 project is the weight of the barrel. Barrett warned me not to cut any corners in the structural integrity of the barrel. I'm just wanting to get some ideas on how much it can be thinned up and in what areas before accuracy and durability are put in jeopardy. Also keep in mind that this is for a slightly up-scaled AR-10.

There's the obvious issue of fluting the barrel. I am also drawing in to question the necessary thickness of the barrel past the chamber and am open to any other ideas/suggestions.

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Re: Lightening a .416 barrel

Postby flyjets » Wed 22 Feb, 2012 9:12 am

There is way more to this then just removing materials.

Barrel harmonics are going to come into play and I advise not proceeding with this idea.

It's not a simple matter of just Fluting the barrel if extreme Accuracy is also a goal.

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Re: Lightening a .416 barrel

Postby MaDuce » Wed 22 Feb, 2012 10:50 pm

flyjets wrote:There is way more to this then just removing materials.

Barrel harmonics are going to come into play and I advise not proceeding with this idea.

It's not a simple matter of just Fluting the barrel if extreme Accuracy is also a goal.

Ian


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