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Old 02-27-2014, 11:05 AM
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Re: Melonite Process

can be applied to the receiver?
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Re: Melonite Process

Sending in a 6.5x284, 22-284 and a savage 110 action. Hopefully it will help the 22-284 barrel last more than 600 rounds. Should be a good test of the treatment.
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Re: Melonite Process

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can be applied to the receiver?
With Trutec, only some actions.

With H&M, any action.
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Absolutely no machine possible afterwards such as recrowning etc. Better have it right before meloniting.

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Not true. I have barrels that have been salt bath nitrided (melonite treated) by both MMI and H&M and either can be altered if carbide tooling is used. But you are correct, it's better to have everything 'right' to begin with. I've been having barrels melonite treated for the past 4 or 5 years.
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Have you measured any noticeable less throat erosion? Versus untreated steel or SS.
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Have you measured any noticeable less throat erosion? Versus untreated steel or SS.
The only 'measurement' I'd have is round count and visual inspection with the bore scope. I see a marked decrease in throat wear of treated barrels and no loss in accuracy. I'm currently using H&M because of MMIs' change in policies.
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Re: Melonite Process

Is the melonite process compatible with older actions made with case hardened steel?

Given the temperatures involved, would I be correct to think that small parts/hardware would need to be finished using a different process?

Maybe a better question is: Do you employ melonite as a stand alone finish, or do you use it as a barrel treatment in combination with other types of metal finish?
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