Weather proof?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by one crazy kid, Nov 19, 2013.

  1. one crazy kid

    one crazy kid Well-Known Member

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    Okay so cerakote or stainless steel? Is one better than the other? What are the pros and cons of each? Does anyone have any experience with dura coat? Any and all comments and opinions welcome. Thanks.
     
  2. calib

    calib Well-Known Member

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    I had my barreled action cera coated and i haven't had any issues with rain, and we got dumped on elk season
     

  3. WildRose

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    Both. Melonited stainless should be part of the discussion as well.
     
  4. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    +1 have had good luck with Cerakote. I don't think stainless is a bad option either.
     
  5. one crazy kid

    one crazy kid Well-Known Member

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    Wild rose what is Melonited stainless? I have never heard of it. What about weight? is one heavier than the other? What about price? is cerakote more expensive because most custome barrels are SS?
     
  6. Brewer

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    I like stainless cause you can make it shine and if you get a scratch, you can polish it again. but then I have a lathe...
     
  7. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Lot of stainless barrels are coated because lots dont want Shiny when hunting
     
  8. Brewer

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    with respect, I don't believe that long range hunting and shiny barrels conflict. I'm to far away to make a difference... but I understand the idea behind not wanting shiny. :rolleyes:
     
  9. WildRose

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    Meloniting is a hot nitride salt bath.

    Use the search function here to read up on it, and or/try google.

    It improves barrel life.

    Makes it pretty much impervious to rust.

    relieves stress.

    Stiffens/hardens the steel considerably.

    Takes the "shiny" off of polished stainless.

    Is self Lubricating.

    You are not changing the weight of a barrel and/or action with any of these coatings nor is there any significant difference in weight between stainless and CM steel.