Originally Posted by one crazy kid
Wild rose what is Melonited stainless? I have never heard of it. What about weight? is one heavier than the other? What about price? is cerakote more expensive because most custome barrels are SS?
Meloniting is a hot nitride salt bath.
Use the search function here to read up on it, and or/try google.
It improves barrel life.
Makes it pretty much impervious to rust.
Stiffens/hardens the steel considerably.
Takes the "shiny" off of polished stainless.
Is self Lubricating.
You are not changing the weight of a barrel and/or action with any of these coatings nor is there any significant difference in weight between stainless and CM steel.