close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

"Best" barrel coating/treatment??

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 04-18-2014, 01:39 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Mojave Desert, Nevada
Posts: 670
"Best" barrel coating/treatment??

What is the best barrel coating for increasing barrel life (after cryo treatment)?

Chrome is the old tech answer. What are the new and better treatments?

Are there ceramic coatings out there that can increase throat life for hotter cartridges?
__________________
"There are no comfortable packs, only packs that are less uncomfortable than others."
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 04-18-2014, 06:37 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2003
    Location: NC, oceanfront
    Posts: 4,021
    Re: "Best" barrel coating/treatment??

    Cryogenics does nothing for barrel life. Scratch that off your list.
    The best I know of out there is Melonite(Salt Bath Nitriding).
    Here is an older 09 article, research for much newer:
    Melonite Surface Treatment for Barrels, Bolts, and Actions Daily Bulletin
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 04-19-2014, 09:44 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Sep 2012
    Location: Mojave Desert, Nevada
    Posts: 670
    Re: "Best" barrel coating/treatment??

    Thanks Mike,

    I went to the site and read the info. Sounds like a good treatment for exterior surfaces as well.

    Now to check on the cost... I'll give 'em a call.
    __________________
    "There are no comfortable packs, only packs that are less uncomfortable than others."
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 04-21-2014, 03:28 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Sep 2012
    Location: Mojave Desert, Nevada
    Posts: 670
    Re: "Best" barrel coating/treatment??

    BTW, cryogenic (ultra cold) barrel treatment does promote better barrel life.

    It would be interesting to see if cryo treatment is best done before or after nitriding treatment.
    __________________
    "There are no comfortable packs, only packs that are less uncomfortable than others."
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 04-22-2014, 04:59 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2003
    Location: NC, oceanfront
    Posts: 4,021
    Re: "Best" barrel coating/treatment??

    Many barrel makers cryo stress relieve.
    I've never heard of any of them lasting longer than others.

    Maybe i've missed it
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 04-22-2014, 06:41 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2013
    Location: Arizona
    Posts: 1,504
    Re: "Best" barrel coating/treatment??

    I have 1 barrel cryo treated. It is a factory barrel and was treated before ever being fired therefore I can't say if it helped. The rifle does have very good accuracy and seems easier to clean than some others I own. This rifle is also the only one I have which has been Cerakoted (action, barrel, bolt and bottom metal, but haven't heard of Cerakoting the barrel interior. Would like to hear more review from members on Melonite treatment, pro and con.
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 04-22-2014, 08:51 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2008
    Location: Houston, Tx
    Posts: 185
    Re: "Best" barrel coating/treatment??

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Litehiker View Post
    What is the best barrel coating for increasing barrel life (after cryo treatment)?

    Chrome is the old tech answer. What are the new and better treatments?

    Are there ceramic coatings out there that can increase throat life for hotter cartridges?
    Sounds like you really want to increase your barrel life! I have a product that will do what your want and more. With great honesty, you will get a 100-150 fps faster bullet, Increase the accuracy by let's say 25%, can not be washed out with solvents, tends to stay cooler longer, with stands high temps 1800+, can be recoated time and again. Did I say that the thickness of the coating is 100 Nanometers! Do I use on bolts, firing pins, rails, and exterior coatings. Yes if anything it tends todarken the finish making it a heck of a lot harder. Litehiker, if you would like to try a bottle on me. Be my guest. If it works out great for you let everyone know. For now you would be the only one to have it. Use it on an older worn weapon, check the results to prove it to yourself. A little bit goes a long way. Not everybody will even come close because it hasn't been done before even if they have to pay for it. Litehiker, yours is free. You might even find another quality in performance.

    21buck
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes



    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:53 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC