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Old 03-30-2013, 01:03 PM
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That's not bad at all. Do I have to take the trigger group off, or is that something they do in house? Will they do a Savage action?
Yeah, I think it's well worth it. I have not heard of anyone burning out a nitrided barrel yet. I've heard estimates of doubling or tripling of barrel life or more. You can still fire crack a bore if you shoot it too hot, but if you treat it well it will slow down throat erosion and it should last a long time. Even if you only increased a barrels life by 25% it has already paid for itself, not to mention all the other benefits.

Your barrel should be new or almost new. You have to disassemble every thing you want treated and remove all springs. No Aluminum, etc. There are two outfits you need to go through for MMI Trutec. One is Benchmark Barrels. I know Trutec will do 700 actions, and not any cast actions. Not sure about H&M

H&M has a little cooler bath than Trutec (1000* vs 1100*, or something like that) and will do any action and triggers, etc as well. Everything must be disassembled and remove all springs. I plan on having my triggers done as well.
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H & M did mine and it turned out great! They are the originals and I'm told the temp is critical since it is very close to loosing temper! The action is silky smooth and I gained about 25'/sec. velocity. If you can find someone that sends in volume, you can save some $$$$$. I sent mine in with BAT and it cost me $75 for barrel, action, muzzle brake, etc........Rich
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Rich, how is your bore for fouling and cleaning?
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Rich, how is your bore for fouling and cleaning?
Makes it easy!
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Do you do break in before or after the meloniting process?
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Do you do break in before or after the meloniting process?
I plan on breaking mine in with heavy bullets and light slow powder loads. I'm guessing 5-10 rounds should do it.
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Do you do break in before or after the meloniting process?
The new thinking is to lap the throat after chambering, check with a bore scope, and send it in. That is what I'm doing with my next one. Saves a lot of hassle.......rich
This is if you start with a lapped barrel to begin with.....
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