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Old 05-26-2009, 05:41 PM
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Melonite Process

Here is a link and discussion on the melonite process for barrels. Interesting comments from guys that have been using it for a while. I am getting ready to send of a 338 AI barrel to be treated.

With the barrel burners shot here, if it works half as good as claimed, it will more than pay for itself in longer barrel life.

Melonite - Benchrest Central Forums

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Re: Melonite Process

Bountyhunter,
Can this be done only to the inside of the barrel in the case of a guncoated barreled action ?
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Re: Melonite Process

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Bountyhunter,
Can this be done only to the inside of the barrel in the case of a guncoated barreled action ?

True blue , here is a quote from the other thread . they are coating inside and outside . any idea of the cost ? Jim


Benchrest (Capital 'B') guys have been using this method on Benchrest (Capital 'B') guns for a number of years. There are no "objectionable" or deleterious effects except that the exterior of the barrel is a gorgeous deep black and SLIPPERY!!!! Can be hard to get a grip on with the barrel vise.
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Re: Melonite Process

jimbires,
I read the thread. My question was can the melonite coating be applied to only the inside of a barrel, if the barrel is already coated on the outside with guncoat or similar product.
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jimbires,
I read the thread. My question was can the melonite coating be applied to only the inside of a barrel, if the barrel is already coated on the outside with guncoat or similar product.

sorry trueblue , I misunderstood you . it's clear now . Jim
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Re: Melonite Process

jimbires,
After doing some readfng on this , it seems it could not be done on an existing guncoated barrel and only melonite coat the inside of the barrel. It seems to be a submersion process.
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Re: Melonite Process

It coats the whole barrel. Right now the company is getting its FFL so only barrels and bolts. First order min is $200 (they are working to change that)

Cost is $87 for barrel and $45 for a bolt (think those prices are correct

Barrel must be broken in and super clean. Absolutely no machine possible afterwards such as recrowning etc. Better have it right before meloniting.

Joel Kendrick from 6mmbr.com has been working with HEF (company doing it) for 5 years. He has over 5k of rounds down the tube of his fclass gun which is a hot 6mm wildcat and still shooting and winning. All his 600 yd BR guns have had it done.

I am going to try it on my 338 Ack Imp and the 338/408 (Big Baer) that Bruce Baer is building for me.

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