I'm wondering how your black barrels are treated. Are they black oxide only where the exterior is blackened and the bore is left alone or are they nitride hardened including the bore? I'm getting conflicting information from your staff.
What do you use to blacken your barrels?
We use a hot salt bath. If you should have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Is that melonite/QPQ/nitride surface hardening or just black oxide?
It’s a STD Mil Spec hot salts nitride dipped bath.
As far as I can tell on mine it is a straight black oxide done through a pickling process.
BHW does no meloniting or any other "hardening " process to their barrels. The bore does get some of the blackening but based on my 500 yard shooting matches with it it has zero effect on performance. rounds down the tube.
I'm not sure what the ultimate barrel life is on the BHW barrels as I have never seen one shot out yet. What chambering are you looking at?
Last Edit: May 16, 2013 9:49:47 GMT -8 by GLSHOOTER
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