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fluting

a design or decoration of flutes on a column, pilaster, etc.
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Fluting

The hollows or parallel channels cut vertically on the shaft of columns, pilasters and piers, separated by a sharp edge or arris, or by a small fillet.
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fluting

[′flüd·iŋ]
(mechanical engineering)
A machining operation whereby flutes are formed parallel to the main axis of cylindrical or conical parts.
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fluting

fluting
A series of flutes, as on a column.
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I would caution to not draw the wrong conclusion from my specific fluting test.
Hunters and tactical shooters probably have firearms that better lend themselves to ventilation and fluting might work better for them, especially if they also want to reduce weight.
The new Palm machine in Germany can produce liner and fluting as low as 60 gsm and investments at Saica, for example, seem to be aiming in the same direction.
I'm bot about to suggest that there is a noticeable difference in any of the foregoing aspects in relation to rifle performance when compared to a barrel with straight fluting. But on paper, you've got to admit it makes sense.