Cut the Barrel?

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Re: Cut the Barrel?

Post by kd5zmg » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:14 pm

DavidABQ wrote:
kd5zmg wrote: It is the most cost effective solution to replacing the barrel.

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Re: Cut the Barrel?

Post by kd5zmg » Fri Jul 22, 2016 8:17 pm

glen ring wrote:My barrel is fluted and I put weight in the butt stock. It's now finally balanced....but over weight for hunter class. I reduced the trigger and will only shoot it in standard. My wife has a rifle that will easily make hunter weight so we'll try both. Post what you find out so we can learn one way or another.
how much does the rifle weight total now?

Did you flute and weigh?

I was thinking the weight shaved off from the front put the equal amount in the butt stock.

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Re: Cut the Barrel?

Post by Zolt » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:38 am

buy some 10 pound dumb bells.

don't shorten the barrel

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Re: Cut the Barrel?

Post by BCloninger » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:46 am

Barrels are surrounded by mythology we're mostly afraid to challenge because of the cost, so too often we're frightened into inaction. Fluting may remove 8 ounces from the barrel, but since that weight loss is distributed along the length of the barrel, it will remove less felt weight from the nose than clipping a little more length. Weight in the muzzle has leverage, so 4 ounces off the muzzle may move the balance point on the rifle more than 8 ounces off the length. On the other hand, fluting is just too cool...

If all else fails, remind yourself that barrels are consumables. That can be a strange idea, but never trade or sell a rifle because the barrel is wrong. If the action is solid, alter or replace the other parts until the whole suits you.
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Re: Cut the Barrel?

Post by kd5zmg » Tue Aug 02, 2016 9:53 am

Not sure if I'm going to do this now. I am feeling confident with the barrel weight... for now. ;)
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Re: Cut the Barrel?

Post by DavidABQ » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:48 am

kd5zmg wrote:Not sure if I'm going to do this now. I am feeling confident with the barrel weight... for now. ;)
If you change your mind I still have my cutting torch!
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Re: Cut the Barrel?

Post by kd5zmg » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:51 am

DavidABQ wrote:
kd5zmg wrote:Not sure if I'm going to do this now. I am feeling confident with the barrel weight... for now. ;)
If you change your mind I still have my cutting torch!
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Use your cutting torch on low so you can melt that silhouette to your swinger bar... You need help there bud. :))
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Re: Cut the Barrel?

Post by DavidABQ » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:00 am

kd5zmg wrote:
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You need help there bud. :))

Ain't that the truth!

I need a lot of professional help according to my wife.

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Re: Cut the Barrel?

Post by kd5zmg » Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:15 am

DavidABQ wrote:...
Ain't that the truth!

I need a lot of professional help according to my wife.
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