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Old 07-14-2019, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default Who likes stainless rifle barrels?

Any positives or negatives? I've never owned one.
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:16 PM   #2
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Not me, too shiny. I gave my only one to ever own to my son a few years ago. I can stomach composite stocks, but just barely.
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:19 PM   #3
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Not me. Ugly.
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:30 PM   #4
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I do
You can also order faxon stainless in black
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:31 PM   #5
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I had a savage 116 fluted SS and it shot great, was pretty nice in bad weather “ not much maintenance “ but seemed heavy as heck, but was a great truck gun for clients just a heavy weight
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:31 PM   #6
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They can be sharp
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Old 07-14-2019, 02:42 PM   #7
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I have a couple custom builds with stainless barrels . But you can't tell because I like cerakoted rifles..
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:14 PM   #8
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Stainless is the best way to go. They don’t have to be shiny bare metal they can be any color you want
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:28 PM   #9
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To me stainless is about function, as in tote it in the mountains and don't worry about it. They look ok and shoot good and are a tool. Blue and walnut is about looks, I own both and when I want to relax and take it easy I take my "pretty" rifles.
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:42 PM   #10
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I love my Stainless No. 1. You can kinda see it in this picture. Looks dam sharp to me, a little heavy but I'm not climbing mountains with it.

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Old 07-14-2019, 03:53 PM   #11
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Iím a fan! Biggest benefit for me is that I can take it out in all weather conditions and not really have to worry about it.
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:57 PM   #12
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Love stainless myself, can’t be beat for durability
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Old 07-14-2019, 03:59 PM   #13
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Fan of stainless or cerakote. I'm sorta rough on my equipment.
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Old 07-14-2019, 04:07 PM   #14
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Yep. I like nice wood and polished blue for looks. But real world hunting rifle, Im a plastic and stainless man. In fact I have been looking for a Howa 1500 in Stainless for a couple of years now....270 or 308....all they offer is blue and cerakote now
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:33 PM   #15
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Love stainless myself, canít be beat for durability
Yep!
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:50 PM   #16
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:53 PM   #17
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I like accurate firearms...
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:08 PM   #18
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I prefer function over form. All my rifles are stainless. Some are bare stainless, and others are cerakoted stainless.

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Old 07-14-2019, 06:19 PM   #19
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Depends on purpose.....of course I think I need a different gun for deer and pronghorn...I really like to mate the rifle/cartridge to a specific purpose.
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Old 07-14-2019, 06:41 PM   #20
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Love mine! I have an AR with a Stainless insert barrel. A 22Mag with a Stainless barrel. They both shoot great.
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Old 07-14-2019, 08:53 PM   #21
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Fan, and on wheeler s also!
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:27 PM   #22
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Big fan, just love the look

Most stainless rifles I have are a matte finish except my AR-15

Itís a style that u like or donít like to me, it really makes some wood & synthetic stocks look better

Typically the finishes are very durable & can be buffed if scratched
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:36 PM   #23
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Yep. Bead blasted matte stainless finish.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:41 PM   #24
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I love the look of my weatherby ultra light in fluted stainless. With the flutes blackened.

The matte stainless on my Tikka t3 lite looks good also.
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Old 07-14-2019, 09:50 PM   #25
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Canít beat the durability!


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Old 07-14-2019, 10:00 PM   #26
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Had 2 Ruger rifles w/ stainless barrels. The M77 Mark II. Some said the composite stocks were paddle style. Loved those rifles. Could crawl thru brush, drag them in mud from behind and never worried about it. Wish I still had them. I do have the AR 10 with a carbon wrapped stainless insert barrel. Very accurate.
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:10 AM   #27
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I have a Ruger M77 Mark II Compact in .223 that I've always really liked. I think it looks good with the wood laminate stock. For huntin when there's snow falling or whatever the case may be I like having the stainless barrel. I really don't see any cons of having one unless it doesn't shoot good.
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Old 07-15-2019, 04:53 AM   #28
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I like`um all !
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:14 AM   #29
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one of my rifles is stainless, the other is blued...I like them both. I shoot the blued one more due to caliber
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:20 AM   #30
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If ya good about taking care of (clean.protect.oil.storage ) all are great...

If your not so good above; Stainless and Plastics are (lets say better)
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:30 AM   #31
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Have several rifles in stainless. Love them all.
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Old 07-15-2019, 07:31 AM   #32
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I like accurate rifles
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:13 AM   #33
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Iím usually a traditionalist but Iím glad I went with the all-weather version for my truck/buggy rifle. If it gets banged around a bit I donít worry about it




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Old 07-15-2019, 08:30 AM   #34
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I'm a fan. I've got an original Browning A-Bolt Stainless Stalker, a Remington 700 Ti and a Barrett Fieldcraft. The fiance has a Ruger Hawkeye stainless as well.

I've never spooked anything that I'm aware of with those weapons.
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:30 AM   #35
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Only in black, otherwise way to shiny
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Old 07-15-2019, 08:48 AM   #36
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I like my Ruger 10/22 with a stainless steel barrel.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:04 AM   #37
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Well I own one stainless, but it's my only deer rifle.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:12 AM   #38
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I like them a lot, especially when they are dressed up nice with matching Leupold scope!
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:14 AM   #39
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Being more resistant to rust and corrosion over CM, I perfer to use SS firearms when in wet/snowy/cold weather.

If you have ever spent time afield in 0 degrees and below with a rifle and then go into a place with a little heat and you see ice form over the entire gun you'll be happy to have a stainless one.
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Old 07-15-2019, 09:23 AM   #40
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I love the classic blued/walnut look. If I am actually going to be out in harsh weather, then a stainless/composite rifle gets carried.
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:22 PM   #41
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I love it..
If your deer are close enough that a "shiny" stainless barrel spooks them then you need to be bowhunting..
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Old 07-15-2019, 02:27 PM   #42
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They look great with matching scope and rings
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:24 PM   #43
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I don't know how many I own in stainless but I really like them. I don't like to sit in a blind, prefer to spot and stalk so guns get drug through the brush and barbwire fences. If it is raining or snowing, they definitely have the advantage.
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Old 07-16-2019, 12:20 PM   #44
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For .223 with a floated bull barrel @ 20" = YES!

416R Stainless - hand lapped, .223 Wylde @ 1:8 twist; 55 Grain @ 3200 fps

Group is 40 rounds - 20 round MAGs x 2 @ 100 yards. Shot without letup for heated barrel accuracy test.

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Old 07-16-2019, 12:40 PM   #45
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My Ruger Mini 14 is black synthetic with matte stainless. It takes a beating and keeps on ticking.
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Old 07-16-2019, 03:09 PM   #46
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Head blasted stainless is durable, not shiny, and as fuss free a material as can be had on a rifle.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:09 AM   #47
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What are we discussing here? Stainless Steel over CM, or preferred finishes? You can blue or otherwise coat both.

I have shiny barrels because I spend to much at the gs already.

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Old 07-17-2019, 08:28 AM   #48
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The two rifles I shoot the most which are both Remington 700's, a 7mm RUM and 220 Swift, both have stainless, matte barrels. They are not shiny at all, resistant to the snowy and wet conditions we have here in the winter, and look nice as well.

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Old 07-17-2019, 09:15 AM   #49
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Yep. Bead blasted matte stainless finish.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:37 PM   #50
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I prefer them for my utility guns
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