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Unread 11-21-2013, 09:30 AM
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Re: Weather proof?

Originally Posted by sp6x6 View Post
Lot of stainless barrels are coated because lots dont want Shiny when hunting
with respect, I don't believe that long range hunting and shiny barrels conflict. I'm to far away to make a difference... but I understand the idea behind not wanting shiny.
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Unread 11-29-2013, 08:31 PM
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Re: Weather proof?

Originally Posted by one crazy kid View Post
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.

relieves stress.

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.
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