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 Match grade melonite barrels?
Matno  [Member]
7/15/2013 4:32:31 PM EDT
Does anyone make match grade melonite barrels? I've been planning to get a match stainless barrel for a while now, but now that I'm actually at the point where I'm ready to buy (if I can find anything in stock), I'm suddenly finding myself drawn to the merits of Melonite/QPQ/Nitride Salt Bath barrels. However, I don't see anyone offering a match-grade barrel with that particular surface treatment (for example with a sub-MOA guarantee). Am I missing something obvious? It seems like the advantages of a stainless barrel over a plain CMV barrel (theoretically) fade into oblivion when you add melonite to a CMV barrel. Can someone point me in the right direction?

Also, I've been a member of this site for quite a while now, and I still can't figure out how to do a decent search. I'm fairly computer savvy (I've programmed multiple networks, designed websites, and been a forum administrator on other forums since the 1990s), but this site does not seem to have a user friendly search function that I can find. I get most of my answers from stumbling across posts via Google searches. When I search via the forum search button, I have yet to come up with a SINGLE result for ANYTHING (including when I search for something as simple as "melonite"). Is there a better way to search the entire forum archives and not just the past 30 days? I would just look it up, but my searches on this topic have also produced zero results. What am I doing wrong here?
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Postal0311  [Life Member]
7/15/2013 4:40:58 PM EDT
There is this:
Something sort of similar.
XM21  [Member]
7/15/2013 5:25:20 PM EDT
I picked up a Black Nitride barrel from Gryphon,
I have been testing it with 80grain Nosler Custom Competition bullets.
Lots of groups half minute or under at 200 yards.
I won't have a chance to test it at 600 yards until next month. Hoping it shoots as well at that range.
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