Why do people flute barrels? What is with the triangular barrel contour on the Remington VTR? Do octagonal barrels have some advantage? How do these designs affect barrel rigidity? How do they affect barrel cooling? Are they worth the trouble? Are they a gimmick? Watch this video and find out! Then you shall know the secrets of rifle barrel engineering that the gun store guy down the street never even dreamt of. You shall become the guy who actually understands the moment of inertia concept. You shall walk the halls of understanding and wisdom when you can answer your buddies question "does fluting make my rifle shoot better?" It shall be glorious, indeed.
This is a the updated and revised reversion of the original video. Specials thanks and much respect to the kind engineers who helped with the revisions and corrections - you guys rock! Thank you, pax Q! This is a supplemental PART-B addition to the video SNIPER 101 Part 7 -- Rifle Vibrations and Harmonics. Be sure to watch the whole series, if you know what good for ya! Oh, yes, and subscribe and send these to all your friends. Share the treasure! Now, go forth and ride -RIDE! Ride, Postman RIDE!
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