Let me re-write your question, why would you want (anybody) want a SS finsh in the first place?? I`m talking rifle here.pipsqueak said:I'm wondering if a stainless steel finish is more visible to deer
than a blued finish. Is the stainless shinier and more visible
to the deer?
I've hunted bean fields in bright sunlight with a stainless barrel with no ill effects but none of your shots there are going to be close ones. If they noticed any flash it was too far away for them to be spooked by it.SilverRun said:Deer do not have poor eyesight. Their other senses are maybe better than their eyesight. To answer the original question - I agree with 7mag. I don't think it would be that big of a deal unless you were hunting in open country in full sun. Then reflection might come into play. Mostly where I hunt is in big timber or around ag-fields late in the afternoon. Just in case you are interested, all my hunting guns are blued or matte finsished anyway. I want all the advantage I can get. Unless you are on a 3-5 day hunt, your gun is not going to turn into a usless pile of rust if it gets rained on. That is what oil is for.
true enough but a stainless gun retains near new value as oposed to a blued one that shows wear no matter how carefull you are. they also hold up better in wet conditions.Johan Malan said:Well What's the big deal with stainless anyway?
A stainless rifle wont kill deer any deader than n blued rifle.