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Melonite barrel treatment

I am in the process of putting together a build and I have a BAT melonite treated action. I am very seriously considering the same treatment on my new Krieger barrel.
Has anyone had this done or have any hard facts pro or con? I spoke with Joel Kendrick, whom I understand is the best guy to have do it. I am hearing some phenominal barrel life reports as well as velocity increases with no downside. What do you guys think?.....rich
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    Re: Melonite barrel treatment

    When did you talk to Joel last? Things went crazy this summer with MMI but I found an other contact but by the time I made him out it was to late to get my barrel done before hunting season.
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    When did you talk to Joel last? Things went crazy this summer with MMI but I found an other contact but by the time I made him out it was to late to get my barrel done before hunting season.
    Spoke with him today! I also spoke to Mike at Krieger and he seemed to think if it was done by someone who knew what they were doing, it was a good idea......rich
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    Re: Melonite barrel treatment

    That's good to hear, a lot of guys got thrown under the bus this summer. I had a barrel out for 6 months and ended up with it returned without nitride and a large BS story from someone!!!

    I may send a couple barrels out if you have good luck, I'll chamber up a flame thrower!!! MMI seems to be the best source, there was a thread on LRH by someone who had great luck and he also had a break in process for it, man I wanted my last barrel nitrided!!!!
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    That's good to hear, a lot of guys got thrown under the bus this summer. I had a barrel out for 6 months and ended up with it returned without nitride and a large BS story from someone!!!

    I may send a couple barrels out if you have good luck, I'll chamber up a flame thrower!!! MMI seems to be the best source, there was a thread on LRH by someone who had great luck and he also had a break in process for it, man I wanted my last barrel nitrided!!!!
    Rhian...Joel told me he could turn it around in a week!.....Rich
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    Re: Melonite barrel treatment

    There's a thread in the Gunsmithing section here, that I started the other day on nitriding and various other potential throat/barrel treatments. In that thread, I posted a video of Joel at a SHOT show talking about salt-bath nitriding and it's effects.

    There's also a link to a study that was done in Korea on rifle barrel treatments for their military's small arms to increase longevity. It's a good read also.
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    Re: Melonite barrel treatment

    An informative article including information from Joel Kendrick. Article dated 2009.
    Melonite Surface Treatment for Barrels, Bolts, and Actions Daily Bulletin

    Sounds like a CM barrel with the melonite treatment will be very corrosion resistant. No bluing or any other surface treatment required.

    Interesting that Joel states that a stainless barrel may actually be a little less corrosion resistant after the melonite treatment.

    One more article:
    http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/...-is-impressed/
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