|Rifle Barrel Cryogenic Tempering:|
| Deep cryogenic tempering operates at - 300 degrees fahrenheit for abrasion resistance, after this process the steel is then tempered back to + 300 degrees fahrenheit for absolute stress relief.|
How Cryogenic Tempering Works:
There is a conversion of retained austenite to martensite (a hard form of Iron). The normal heat-treatment process does not complete this transition.The - 300 degrees fahrenheit cold temperature promotes formation of fine carbide particles, called binders, such as tungsten carbide, chromium carbide, etc., depending upon the alloying elements it then gives the steel complete uniformity of hardness.
The martensite and fine carbide formed by deep cryogenic treatment then work together to reduce abrasive wear.
Cryogenic Tempering Advantages:
What CryoPlus Says:
Cryo-Processing will change the way you approach the task of keeping a "gilt-edge" barrel on your rifle. It will provide dimensional stabilization, less copper fouling and improve grain restructuring thus eliminating copper collecting inclusions.
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