Back From Black Nitride

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by MontanaRifleman, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Just recieved my rifle parts back from Black Nitride treatment yesterday. From the day I shipped them out UPS ground to when I got them back was 17 days. Great turn around! Price was $200 for batch, plus $30 shipping to plus $50 Insurance :rolleyes: plus $30 shipping back... I took the chance they wouldn't be lost coming back.

    I am super happy with the results so far. They look and feel great!

    Components treated were...

    (1) 300 Ultra Match Barrel w/Muzzle Brake
    (1) 6.5mm WSM Barrel w/Muzzle Brake
    (1) 6mm x 284 Barrel w/Muzzle Brake

    (1) Smith & Wesson Reciever

    (1) Weatherby Vanguard Reciever

    (1) Remington 700 Reciever


    (1) CM Bolt Body #195
    (1) CM Bolt Body #532
    (1) SS Bolt Body (no number)

    (2) CM Bolt Shrouds
    (1) SS Lug


    Here are the pics. I would describe the finish as a satin/matte black. Lighting isn't great but you get the idea.
     

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  2. RockyMtnMT

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    Nice. I would like to know what you think after you have used them.

    Steve
     

  3. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Rock on Mark.

    Are you going to cera-kote over the black or leave them as is?

    I've read that some pretty intense cleaning is necessary after this process is done; what does the bore look like?


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  4. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Which company did the treatment for you? Looks nice.
     
  5. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Guys!

    Steve, I plan to do a couple of threads to review my experiences. I plan on leaning on the 6-284 pretty hard to check barrel life. Will be reporting on fouling and cleaning as well.

    Tyler, The bore looks good as far as my poor eyesight can tell but i will definitely be scrubbing them. My smith will give them a look over with the borescope so I should get a pretty good idea of what condition they are in. I like the black color so no plans for Cerakote at the present time.

    Paul,

    I went with H&M. Very easy to deal with and can ship and receive directly. Their process is also a lower temp than melonite (1000* vs 1100*) and from what I've been told, the finish is more consistent, and from what I see, it's perfectly consistant although it might be hard to tell by the pics because of lighting. Also, the lower temps allow them to do cast actions which the S&W and Vanguard are.
     
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  6. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    That's a bargain, and great turnaround time also. Wonder if you got lucky on turnaround or if that's fairly standard for H&M?
     
  7. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    The price has gone up to $250 per batch, whether you have one barrel or three rifles. They told me they could take up to 3 rifles in a batch. Still a darn good price for 3 rifles.

    They quoted me about a week for turn around once it arrives. They actually got it done in about 3 days.
     
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  9. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    If they are forged, that's a new process. They have always been cast but still good strong actions. The early Mark V's were also cast and touted as the strongest actions on the market.