Re: Melonite barrel treatment
Melonite benifits shouldn't even be considered as being the same or equivalent to moly. Shooting an untreated barrel with moly coated bullets and you'll still have fire cracking caused from the hot gases. I'm sold on it! Many of the rifles I build on speculation I have the barrel melonite/nitided. I, also, offer this to many of my customers who have me building rifles with 'high intensity' cartridges. I started using it on my own rifles and it didn't take long to realize that it's no BS. I've known of some who only fire 2-3 rounds and send 'um off. I've had nothing but positive results from this process and will continue to use it in the future. Who cares if the barrel can't be 'set back' when you are getting about half again as many accurate rounds down the tube as you would with an untreated barrel. I decided to try Melonite/Blk. Nitride because some bench rest shooters were using it. They wouldn't even consider it if it effected accuracy in a negitive way. It is a process that has been used for many years on other 'high load', high precision parts.
"Shoots real good!": definition; it didn't blow-up in my face.