close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

Stainless steel in cold temperatures.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 12-19-2005, 10:48 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Shoshoni, WY
Posts: 143
Stainless steel in cold temperatures.

I am in the process of having a rifle rebarreld. On Krieger's Web site they mention it is inadvisable to use stainless steel in cold temperatures. Just yesterday I was hunting coyotes with a stainless varmint rifle and the temperature was -16 F. That's pretty cold. What's up with stainless and cold weather?
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 12-19-2005, 01:02 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Aug 2005
    Location: White City, Saskatchewan
    Posts: 218
    Re: Stainless steel in cold temperatures.

    I have not seen any ill effects of the cold on the stainless. I was just out yesterday shooting my 6mm and I shot 10 shots as fast as I could cycle the bolt and get back on target at 500 yards. It was -20 celcius up here and I felt the barrel right after and it was barely warm. The cold just lets you shoot faster without overheating the barrel.
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 12-20-2005, 10:09 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Sep 2005
    Location: Shoshoni, WY
    Posts: 143
    Re: Stainless steel in cold temperatures.

    I received an e-mail from another major barrel maker regarding Krieger's info about stainless barrels in cold temps. Let's just say the e-mail isn't very complimentary and leave it go at that.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 12-20-2005, 12:36 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2004
    Posts: 723
    Re: Stainless steel in cold temperatures.

    I´ve heard that in very cold temp. it makes sense to use a non stainless action or bolt at least; barrel can be stainless with no problems at all.
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 12-21-2005, 08:03 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2003
    Location: North Bend, Oregon
    Posts: 1,496
    Re: Stainless steel in cold temperatures.

    Unless you are hunting in a nitrogen tank I can't imagine there is anywhere on earth you're going shooting at that is cold or hot enough to change the properties of the stainless enough to make it unsafe.
    __________________
    Some kids want to be a fireman or a doctor to help people. I wanted to be a gunsmith.

    NRA Life Member and I vote.

    Only accurate rifles are interesting.

    Gordy and Brady.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Stainless steel in cold temperatures.
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    WTS: Cold Steel folders, various(TX) theinvisibleheart Other Stuff For Sale 2 09-24-2012 09:36 PM
    BLACK Cold Steel Trailmaster SK-5 survival fire kit Southernfryedyankee Other Stuff For Sale 3 03-28-2011 05:57 AM
    New Savage Edge- Carbon Steel vs Stainless Steel matt_3479 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 0 12-13-2010 09:40 PM
    Good Friends, Fine Rifles, and Cold Steel Joel Russo General Discussion 7 04-22-2009 04:10 PM
    Carbon Steel verses Stainless Steel panhandlepr Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 12-30-2006 11:11 AM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:39 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC