Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Adchunts, CoolCatDaddy, tommy shelton, TexasBuckeye7, Tangi
60412 Registered Users
Top Posters
dogcatcher 77327
stxranchman 52092
RWH24 44568
rifleman 43776
BOBO the Clown 41084
BMD 40539
Big Orn 37484
txshntr 33682
bill oxner 32575
sig226fan (Rguns.com) 30560
facebook
Forum Stats
60412 Members
45 Forums
475576 Topics
6238743 Posts

Max Online: 16728 @ 03/25/12 08:51 AM
Topic Options
#6205302 - 03/01/16 10:58 AM Barrel fluting & threading question
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1741
Loc: Houston, Texas
I've got a Remington 7-08 that I want to get some work done on. thinking of getting the barrel fluted to drop a little weight, and getting the end of the barrel threaded at the same time. I recall seeing some great work done by some of the folks on here. Can you please send me some recommendations - and if you are the one that actually does some of the work, send me a link to see some pics. If I recall correctly, fluting can take up to a pound off the weight of the gun? Is that correct? Looking to see what kind of price I am looking at, as well as turn around time.

Thanks!
~George
_________________________
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com

"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB

Top
#6205324 - 03/01/16 11:08 AM Re: Barrel fluting & threading question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
Brother in-law Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 24460
What contour is your barrel? If it's not a fat contour you won't see that much gain or loss of weight. It might not be worth the money.

I believe kamfeld has some say on the matter on his website.

Top
#6205364 - 03/01/16 11:35 AM Re: Barrel fluting & threading question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4113
Loc: Burleson Texas
Kampfield Customs
_________________________


Top
#6205623 - 03/01/16 02:44 PM Re: Barrel fluting & threading question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1741
Loc: Houston, Texas
^^^Seems like they do some great work. Anyone recommendations for folks here in Texas?
_________________________
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com

"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB

Top
#6205742 - 03/01/16 03:55 PM Re: Barrel fluting & threading question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
glb1955 Offline
Bird Dog

Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 304
Loc: Brazos County Texas
You might contact Derrick at Horizon Firearms. He is in College Station and has several options for flutes.

Top
#6206525 - 03/02/16 06:38 AM Re: Barrel fluting & threading question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
Ringman Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 08/15/15
Posts: 75
Loc: East Texas
As said it counts on the barrel contour. The only barrels that I have fluted are guns i use at the range. The fluting also increase the surface area of the barrel and helps dissipate heat a little quicker. The last barrel I had fluted was done by Longrifles in SD. Heavy contour 338. Shipped and returned within 2 weeks.

Top
#6206683 - 03/02/16 08:32 AM Re: Barrel fluting & threading question [Re: GLC]
GLC Offline


Registered: 02/25/09
Posts: 4113
Loc: Burleson Texas
Originally Posted By: GLC
Kampfield Customs

I sent a 26" varmint contour barrel to Kampfield, got it back in 2 or 3 weeks. Had it cut down to 22" , re-crowned and deep fluted. Started out weighing 6 pounds and when returned it weighed 3 pounds 2 oz.
_________________________


Top
#6207126 - 03/02/16 01:45 PM Re: Barrel fluting & threading question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1741
Loc: Houston, Texas
Not sure if there is a particular term I need to identify the contour, but Remington claimed it is a "light contour". It is a Rem 700, 7-08 Mountain SS barrel in a laminate stock. Made in 2005. Barrel is 22"
I'll look up Derrick and also call Kampfield. The rifle shoots decent, but I want to really get it to have the tightest groups possible, reduce recoil (for the kiddos), and possibly knock some weight off. What would you guys do? Just look for a new barrel entirely? If so, what do you suggest? What other items would best help the rifle to achieve the desires I mentioned above?


Edited by George - w/ Map My Ranch (03/02/16 01:54 PM)
_________________________
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com

"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB

Top
#6207142 - 03/02/16 02:03 PM Re: Barrel fluting & threading question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
Brother in-law Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 24460
You don't have have enough meat on at barrel to cut weight and get your money worth. Plus the break would add that weight right back.

You might look at adding a muzzle brake and getting an ultra light stock such as a McMillan edge fill

Top
#6207149 - 03/02/16 02:07 PM Re: Barrel fluting & threading question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
Brother in-law Offline
THF Celebrity

Registered: 07/08/07
Posts: 24460
George your best bet would be to send your rifle to chad and have him customize light recoil loads.

Or get a lighter kicking caliber and build a custom.

Chad will be the cheapest

Top
#6207206 - 03/02/16 02:52 PM Re: Barrel fluting & threading question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
QuitShootinYoungBucks Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 11/01/12
Posts: 6450
Loc: Lubbock, TX
As I recall the 700 mountain rifles are already pretty lightweight, and the barrel will be pretty thin as well. I like BIL's suggestion that you put it in as light a stock as possible (although the factory stock might not be very heavy) and have Chad work up some lighter loads for it. After that, if necessary you can bed it and put a Timney in it to help with accuracy.
_________________________

Top
#6207213 - 03/02/16 02:59 PM Re: Barrel fluting & threading question [Re: George - w/ Map My Ranch]
George - w/ Map My Ranch Offline
Pro Tracker

Registered: 10/09/12
Posts: 1741
Loc: Houston, Texas
First off, thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I spoke with Derrick, who is a really nice guy. I think at this point after looking at some options, I'm going to go with recrowning, bedding it, and check to see that the free floating job that was done initially is still holding up. Also going to go with a Timney 510. Hopefully that will get me where I want to be, without spending too much. Then I might go ahead and chat with Chad about some lighter loads before next season.

QuitShootin...It is a pretty lightweight rifle, compared to others I've handled in the same series. Stock isn't bad...but will look into McMIllan (thanks, BIL).

Again, I appreciate everyone's time and suggestions. Have a great afternoon!
~George
_________________________
george@mapmyranch.com
www.MapMyRanch.com

"Keep your aim as true as your word" - GB

Top



© 2004-2016 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide