cryo treatment

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by cwhuntsalot, Apr 2, 2012.

  1. cwhuntsalot

    cwhuntsalot Member

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    As I stated in earlier post, I am looking to build a long range rifle for Coues, pronghorn, etc. One smith I am considering touts the accolades of Cryo treating to improve accuracy. Does anyone have any advice, input, do-it, don't do-it help for me.
    Thanx Curtis
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Sorry I didn't see your earlier post but what kind of barrel do you have, factory or custom? Match grade?

    Excerpt from a September, 1998 issue of Precision Shooting magazine. Mr. Kevin Thomas (Sierra Bullets), in a controlled test, that there was little benefit to deep freezing match grade barrels. He could see no difference in accuracy but probably a slight increase in useful life.
    (Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels - FAQ)

    Per above findings, "don't do it"! lightbulb

    Barrel makers do some kind of stress relieving, i.e., Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels

    Also, see similar threads below.

    Good luck!

    Ed