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Unread 04-02-2012, 01:10 AM
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cryo treatment

As I stated in earlier post, I am looking to build a long range rifle for Coues, pronghorn, etc. One smith I am considering touts the accolades of Cryo treating to improve accuracy. Does anyone have any advice, input, do-it, don't do-it help for me.
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Unread 04-02-2012, 05:48 AM
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Re: cryo treatment

Sorry I didn't see your earlier post but what kind of barrel do you have, factory or custom? Match grade?

Excerpt from a September, 1998 issue of Precision Shooting magazine. Mr. Kevin Thomas (Sierra Bullets), in a controlled test, that there was little benefit to deep freezing match grade barrels. He could see no difference in accuracy but probably a slight increase in useful life.
(Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels - FAQ)

Per above findings, "don't do it"!

Barrel makers do some kind of stress relieving, i.e., Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels

Also, see similar threads below.

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