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Old 09-22-2010, 08:33 AM   #11
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Hey thanks for the info!

So as for the barrel length then, longer makes it more accurate. I have two options close in price one's 18" the other 20". I figure I'll go with the 20, but is there a real difference for such a small calibre?

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OH I forgot.

I also plan to pick up a few high-cap mags. I hear the butler creek steel lips 25rds are reliable. Has anyone had long-term experience? I don't like that they're made of plastic - seems weak to me. Does the Ruger factory make anything other than the 10rd rotating mags?

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I don't think you'll find any difference between the barrels as far as accuracy and function goes. Stainless is more resistant to corrosion(low grade stainless will rust) but does come with a price.
Personally, I like stainless but I own both and both do the job.

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OH I forgot.

I also plan to pick up a few high-cap mags. I hear the butler creek steel lips 25rds are reliable. Has anyone had long-term experience? I don't like that they're made of plastic - seems weak to me. Does the Ruger factory make anything other than the 10rd rotating mags?

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I am assuming that your talking about a 10/22. All mags for the 10/22 are plastic.

I used to think that plastic mags were crap. That was till I order some Pmags for my AR. That is all I will use from now on. That fit great work even better and are tougher than metal mags big time.
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That's interesting, plastic being stronger than metal. My buddy had a bunch of 25rd hot lips mags and they went to sh!t quick, but I assume that that's because of the plastic rubbing against the cartridges. I hear the steel lips do better.

Does the plastic hold up in cold weather. Some plastics get pretty brittle in the cold. I'll probably buy a few steel lips anyways and test 'em till I'm satisfied but I always like hearing others' experiences.

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I prefer SS over blued, but purely based on looks. I hate holster wear and that's why I go for SS handguns. Since my handguns are SS, I want my rifles to be SS also.

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I live where weather conditions can be unpleasant during hunting season. During my time as a guide I decided my business rifle should be stainless. It shone like a dollar so I had it bead blasted to a dull gray. It ain't pretty but it works well. I see no reason to change or regret my decision.

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Stainless is more corrosion resistant and usually stronger than blued steel.
Stainless wont fingerprint and you don't need a ton of oil on it.
The downside is stainless actions can be stiffer and have longer break-in times, as said earlier blue shows holster wear a lot quicker, where stainless doesn't or very little,
stainless will show the burn marks at the muzzle from firing the weapon , whereas a blue barrel hides it. Blue looks better with certain fiearms than stainless but that's a personal opinion. It comes down to what you like ? Some I like in blue, some I like in stainless.
Hey what happened to Nickel ??? I love, love, satin nickel ! So Nice !

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That's interesting, plastic being stronger than metal. My buddy had a bunch of 25rd hot lips mags and they went to sh!t quick, but I assume that that's because of the plastic rubbing against the cartridges. I hear the steel lips do better.

Does the plastic hold up in cold weather. Some plastics get pretty brittle in the cold. I'll probably buy a few steel lips anyways and test 'em till I'm satisfied but I always like hearing others' experiences.
You may have a need for a hi-cap mag, but I have found that it is more reliable to have a few Ruger factory 10 round mags. If you have the means and motivation then by all means test the steel lips 25 rounders, but I have never had any magazine caused failures with my factory mags. Just my $.02
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Stainless is more corrosion resistant and usually stronger than blued steel.
Stainless wont fingerprint and you don't need a ton of oil on it.
The downside is stainless actions can be stiffer and have longer break-in times, as said earlier blue shows holster wear a lot quicker, where stainless doesn't or very little,
stainless will show the burn marks at the muzzle from firing the weapon , whereas a blue barrel hides it. Blue looks better with certain fiearms than stainless but that's a personal opinion. It comes down to what you like ? Some I like in blue, some I like in stainless.
Hey what happened to Nickel ??? I love, love, satin nickel ! So Nice !

Thanks for that, this is kinda what I'm hearing. It's just that the stores always charge a premium for stainless barrels and I was wondering if it was worth it. From what I'm hearing and figuring out SS is the way to go for most of my future purchases. I live in a wet part of the world, lots of moisture and cold.

PT SouthPaw, I guess I have no immediate NEED for hi caps. But in Canada the only rifles/longarms that you are allowed to own with high-caps are rimfires. Every other semi-auto is capped at 5, so all mags have to be 5 rounds or less, or pinned. It really sucks. So the only way to get that good high-cap feeling is with a 22, or a .17 but that's another story.
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