Just what are the advantages and disadvantages of barrle fluting? I have read that they increase rigidity. But I have also read that it does not do anything for rigidity and can actually hurt accuracy. I have also read that it helps the barrel dissipate heat faster (which has been a problem for me during extended shooting sessions as the heat waves coming off the barrel blurs the view through my scope) and it reduces weight. I am really confused as to whether I should flute my barrel or not. I like the way a fluted barrel looks but that would be a poor reason to flute it. If anyone can give me some definite answers about fluting, aside from weight reduction and heat dissipation, it would be greatly appreciated.