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Old 02-13-2012, 11:03 PM   #1
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I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything, so I figured I'd ask.

Been looking at picking up a rifle (axis/edge) for a little bit now and theres three options for it. There's a camo version, one with a blued barrel then the third with a stainless barrel.

Other then being less likely to rust and giving the rifle more modern look, is there any other advantage to paying the extra money for a stainless version?


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Old 02-13-2012, 11:06 PM   #2
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I did a quick search and didn't come up with anything, so I figured I'd ask.

Been looking at picking up a rifle (axis/edge) for a little bit now and theres three options for it. There's a camo version, one with a blued barrel then the third with a stainless barrel.

Other then being less likely to rust and giving the rifle more modern look, is there any other advantage to paying the extra money for a stainless version?
A stainless steel barrel will take a lot longer to rust, but will still eventually rust if not properly cared for. However, if you take care of your rifle and provide it with proper care and maintenance a blued barrel would still last you a lifetime.


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A stainless steel barrel will take a lot longer to rust, but will still eventually rust if not properly cared for. However, if you take care of your rifle and provide it with proper care and maintenance a blued barrel would still last you a lifetime.
That's what I was thinking. Ive seen rifles that are pretty old, like world war two old, and still look almost new.

I just thought I'd see what otheres have to say about the two.
Was thinking it might help save on weight, but the site I was on didn't show a difference in weight.
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Stainless is a lil heavier sometimes
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Stainless is a lil heavier sometimes
Found a site that gave a little more detail. With the stainless it's an even 7lbs. The camo comes out to 6.8 and the standard is 6.5.
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I prefer stainless because I don't like when the bluing starts to rub off.


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