Stainless or blued barrel?

Discussion in 'Marlin' started by jholtz, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. jholtz

    jholtz G&G Newbie

    Is there any advantage of stainless or blued barrels other than look you prefer?


  2. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

    Huge! Stainless will not rust. If you live or hunt in rainy wet conditions or are not good about cleaning your rifle whether you shoot it or not then definitely get the stainless.

  3. Well,

    a lot depends on where you live and shoot.

    I live in the Texas Panhandle where the humidity is not such an issue.
    Therefore, I do not place value on stainless steel.

    I once lived in New Orleans during a time when stainless steel was not available so a lot of care was needed for firearms.

    Of course this issue provides a wide range of opinions but personally I feel the stainless deal is overdone for those of us who do not keep our guns out in the open for extended periods of time.
  4. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory Forum Contributor

    Blued guns worked great, for hundreds of years.

    I will say, stainless, is far better around saltwater.
  5. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    I like SS because there is no blueing to worry about protecting.
  6. Dutch

    Dutch G&G Evangelist

    I don't know how much it matters, but I would pick a blued barrel for a hunting rifle.