Stainless vs blued

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by kaido, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. kaido

    kaido New Member

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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?
     
  2. fatmidgets

    fatmidgets New Member

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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.
     

  3. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    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.
     
  4. skeniger2002

    skeniger2002 New Member

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    Stainless is a lil heavier sometimes
     
  5. kaido

    kaido New Member

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    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.
     
  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I prefer stainless because I don't like when the bluing starts to rub off.