16" 5.56 / .223 1x8 M4 CONTOUR 4140 CrMoV MELONITE NITRIDE BARREL
M4 Contour Profile
4140 CMV Chrome Moly Vanadium Steel
Melonite Nitride Treated
Carbine Gas Length
.750 Gas Block Area
Threaded 1/2 x 28
Melonite Nitriding treatment turns a standard chrome moly steel barrel into a very slick, hard and corrosion resistant barrel. Unlike chrome lining, the Melonite process is a treatment done to the surface instead of adding a layer of material. This treatment is done to both the inside and outside of the barrel. The slick surface will never peel, is thicker than chrome lining, will not negatively affect accuracy as chrome lining does and will reduce the amount of friction created. Less friction equals less bore surface wear which will extend the barrel life. Another added benefit is carbon does not easily adhere to this surface making your cleaning job that much easier. This technology has been used by Glock, Springfield and Heckler & Koch for years and is gaining popularity as more companies are offering their products with this treatment.