I saw that pic from one of your posts a while back, is that still the same appearance of the B Square fluting? I only ask because the example picture on the sales site looks like a pretty big cut and doesn't seem to have the same grooves yours does. Also in the same example pic it doesn't appear to have fluting on the sides.
I want to retain the accuracy potential from the semi-bull. Do you think the square or triangular would diminish that even a little? I'm mostly just picking a fluting for looks but taking off a few ounces without any other sacrifice would be a nice bonus too. If you think either of those will affect the accuracy even a touch then I'll just go with a straight fluting.
They have revamped that one for sure. If I wanted lost weight I'd go with the long straight cuts although I bet there's not two ounces difference between the obviously heavy machined surfaces.
That being said a standard weight will shoot as well as the bull. I have everything from smiley to twisted to dimples. They all look good and I don't see accuracy issues. None of my seven bull barrels are fluted BTW.
The best firearm for self defense? Any loaded one will do.
I'll admit, it's largely an appearance thing for me. I like the look of a fat piece of steel at the muzzle but for some reason my OCD requires something to break up the look along the barrel, haha. It sounds like I can carry on with no fear of performance issues.
Thank you again for the info! It's time I pay back all the help you and others on the forum have given, heading over to the reloading thread to post up some of my workups for the 6x45 that I purchased a few years ago.