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Old 12-11-2011, 06:45 PM
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Who is using the AFM process?


That's pretty much what they told me about 90 days ago. I don't know who I was talking to. Whoever it was also said he had been considering getting some barrels done for testing.
I wasn't questioning the AFM process; I know nothing about it. My point of difference was in "the intent" of Mikes (Krieger) comment. It sounded as if you were inferring that Mike was not in agreement with the process and that is not the case. I could care less whether or not they endorse it as long as it works! Kendrick has been using it in his own barrels for years , and if I recall correctly, he has been shooter of the year at least twice in the 600 yard competition........Rich
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:04 PM
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Re: Melonite barrel treatment

I found a brochure with some info and pictures.

http://www.extrudehone.com/media/fil...h_july2010.pdf
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:32 PM
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I found a brochure with some info and pictures.

http://www.extrudehone.com/media/fil...h_july2010.pdf
Good article.....It certainly looks like it has potential. It would nice to talk to some barrel makers and see what they think?......Rich
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:14 AM
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Re: Melonite barrel treatment

Well since this thread is not about breaking in a barrel!

Back to the subject. I have done two barrels now with MMI-Trutek Trutec The company that Joe Kendrick was with.

The first one was a 7saum and the second one was a 243ai. Here is my long write up on my whole process. Scroll down to the bottom of the page of the after target. Re: "Melonite barrel treatment" (DONE)!!!! - Sniper's Hide Forums

I think that it is a must to have the barrel broking-in. I put 50 rounds down each rifle before I sent them in. They must be spotlessly clean. No carbon or copper at all. One of the biggest thing is to make sure your gun is shooting good before you send it off. No reason doing this to a bad shooting barrel. On the 7saum I saw a gain of 40 fps with the same load. Shoot the same as far as accuracy. I would only use guys that have LOTS of experience with this precess. MMI and would be the only ones I would send my barrel two. Turn around time with MMI was a week. So if we want to have one barrel done, they need to go too, Rodney at R+T customs. A in-house guy that is talking care of it all. 870-565-2589. Cost $60 per barrel with $20 return shipping cost. Turn around time is less then a week. If you cant get him, call there Arkansas location (870) 236-6920 and ask for Rodney. If you 120 Aluminum oxide blast your barrel before you send it off. Comes back a nice flat black. I just cerakoted over mine once I got it back. I don't have enough rounds down yet to know if it last longer. But it sure does clean up fast with very little to no copper. One guy that did his 243ai as well has only has .004 of throat movement with 800 rounds down the barrel.

Let me know if you guys have any more questions


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Well since this thread is not about breaking in a barrel!

Back to the subject. I have done two barrels now with MMI-Trutek Trutec The company that Joe Kendrick was with.

The first one was a 7saum and the second one was a 243ai. Here is my long write up on my whole process. Scroll down to the bottom of the page of the after target. Re: "Melonite barrel treatment" (DONE)!!!! - Sniper's Hide Forums

I think that it is a must to have the barrel broking-in. I put 50 rounds down each rifle before I sent them in. They must be spotlessly clean. No carbon or copper at all. One of the biggest thing is to make sure your gun is shooting good before you send it off. No reason doing this to a bad shooting barrel. On the 7saum I saw a gain of 40 fps with the same load. Shoot the same as far as accuracy. I would only use guys that have LOTS of experience with this precess. MMI and would be the only ones I would send my barrel two. Turn around time with MMI was a week. So if we want to have one barrel done, they need to go too, Rodney at R+T customs. A in-house guy that is talking care of it all. 870-565-2589. Cost $60 per barrel with $20 return shipping cost. Turn around time is less then a week. If you cant get him, call there Arkansas location (870) 236-6920 and ask for Rodney. If you 120 Aluminum oxide blast your barrel before you send it off. Comes back a nice flat black. I just cerakoted over mine once I got it back. I don't have enough rounds down yet to know if it last longer. But it sure does clean up fast with very little to no copper. One guy that did his 243ai as well has only has .004 of throat movement with 800 rounds down the barrel.

Let me know if you guys have any more questions

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiegZyhd5l0&feature=player_embedded

http://http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8QjbOZAx2mw&feature=player_embedded
Thanks for the VERY informative response. Your suggestions fall right in line with what I've been hearing.......Rich
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I'm having the same experience with MMI-TruTeck & Mel/Nitr as Skyking is. Took a bit longer to get my 6xc done, close to 3 or 4 weeks. Not a big deal on my end. Its a Shilen Select Match, 1 in 8 twist, that I'd has in th shop for almost 2 years. After chambering, I did the break-in. No problems at the chamber, but, had three places in the tube that were 'skidding' some copper. Took my time. Single shots, complete cleaning for 10 rds. Polished with Isso Paste, more cleaning. Watched it all closely thru my bore scope. Had very good accuracy as the barrel broke-in. Had 56 rounds total thru the barrel. When I was satisfied, I removed the barrel and bore scoped again. The corners were rounded off, at the mouth of the chamber , quit a bit. So, I set the barrel back 1/2 turn and re-established headspace. Put the barrel back on, fired two rounds (just to remove any 'rough' from re-setting the headspace), removed the barrel and cleaned it beyond clean, and packed it off to Rodney. I've only had the chance to fire the rifle 15 rds. since getting the barrel back and installing it. Before installation, I spent about an hour cleaning residue from the process from the bore. Accuracy is as it was before treatment, less then 1/2" at 100yds. No copper deposits left behind, cleans-up very easily. I should have checked the hardness before I put it into the stock, I may do that yet. I am getting together several more barrels to send to Rodney, for treatment. Time will tell as I keep an accurate round count with the XC.
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:03 PM
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Good stuff Shortgrass! Did you notice any velocity difference?........Rich
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