Nitride process on a stainless barrel and application_ Velocity gain? OH yeah!
Is it hard? Could not touch it with a hacksaw,file,coal chisel. Carbide endmill- not a scratch.
Someone was on the phone when I used my hacksaw and brand new file on the action and barrel. I set the phone down right where I was scrapping away. Then he listened while I used a coal chisel to lock the nut in place! The picture does not even come close to describing the beauty of this stainless setup. Hard? Not a mark!
It is tomorrow and Lisa just got finished downloading the video! SO here are a few details.
This is a 6.7 pound 338 Win Mag and it did not gain any weight on it's trip away from home. The bolt lift which isn't commonly smooth now lifts as good as any action I have ever felt and definitely better than any factory. I headspaced this thing tight.
Several weeks ago I came up with a load that isn't published using Rel 17. As the video will incidate that same load was fired in the treated gun prior to doing a ladder test. Actually, both the 200gr Accubond and the 210 Partition loads were the same from several weeks ago. Velocity gain????? OH YEAH! I was told 100fps. I got 97 on one bullet and 108?? or so on the other. Then came the ladder test.
Can you think of 3000fps from a 17" 338 Win Mag with a 200 grain bullet? I was also told that the largest gains are coming from larger powder capacity cases.
Now invision that I am not near max load on my 19" 338 Edge handgun. The velocity is 2950fps so add another 100fps without adding powder. Now from what I have just experienced and mind you the testing is every day and several more of my barrels are traveling, add 3-5 grains more powder to the Edge!!!!
I ran a tight dry patch through the bore and it came out with virtually nothing on it. The barrel never got warm to the touch but it was 28 degrees this morning.
When you click on youtube go to the bottom right corner where four arrows are located in the little box. Click on it and you can read the velocities just like it happened. I just viewed it from here and it did not show the box to make it full screen.
YouTube - Patriot 338