By Dr. Jim & Mary Clary
Los Lunas, NM -(AmmoLand.com)- CVA went all in with the Accura MR Black Nitride, deciding to base it on their premium Accura V2 rifle with its Bergara Barrel. And why not?
If you already have a top selling, full featured rifle, it just makes sense to add a bit more to make it even better. The black nitride process has greater wear, corrosion resistance and lubricity when compared to blued carbon steel or untreated stainless steel. The lubricity aspect is what appealed to us, given the potential for an increase in muzzle velocities and greater ease in reloading for second or third shots.
For those not familiar with black nitride metal treatments (the technical description of the process is salt bath ferritic nitrocarburizing), they are used in many industries to significantly harden the outer layers of steel parts to make them more durable and more corrosion resistant. In fact, when used for rifle barrels, it is more corrosion resistant than chrome lining. The same black nitride process is used by several automobile manufacturers to harden the moving parts in their engines, …read more