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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 02:47 AM Thread Starter
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rifle finish

For your go to hunting rifle what finish do you prefer? Blued or Stainless?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-30-2010, 02:55 AM
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Re: rifle finish

blued n walnut for my big game rifles....

yep..they scratch and bluing wears and all that...but, to me, a deer rifle in PA should be blued and walnut stocked..just somethin about it i guess...

all in what you like...a synthetic and matte or stainless rifle would suit me better for my hunting as i can be tough on em...but, in 10 seasons, i only put 1 decent scratch in the mauser...fell on a rock and it cut the checkering in the wrist a bit..but, that fall about broke me in pieces..

just feels right and looks purdy to me...
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Re: rifle finish

Polished blued with walnut stock.

Stainless shows to much for a hunting rifle.
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Re: rifle finish

Stainless and synthetic is the only way to go for a rifle that is used hard, in all sorts of less than wonderful conditions, in my opinion.

When I hunt, by default my rifles end up taking quite a beating, and I'm not real interested in taking chances with a wood stocked rifle. While stainless isn't stainproof, it sure rusts a lot less than a blued rifle. Wood is nice, and can look very pretty, but for a hard use rifle, it's benefits pale in comparison to that of a synthetic stock.

I'm personally a big fan of walnut and stainless, although that wasn't one of the choices!
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