I'd love to hear some opinions in regards to SS barrels, do they cause too much glare that one should be concerned. I have heard some folk say that they do cause a glare and that deer and such will spot you easier because of it.
It really depends on the barrel. Some bead blasted barrels are less glossy than blued barrels. I do feel that they show up more during low light conditions. If you walk to your blind in the morning you can see the barrel easier than anything else. I camo. my sendero sf because of this. Did it make a difference? To me it did if nothing else.
I came across this question in search of some advice too. I live in Washington state, and wet conditions are the norm for the outdoors. I believe a blue or matt finish barrel may give a hunter a disadvantage at close ranges, but not at long ranges. The advise I am asking is if I Duracoat a stainless barrel, do I gain anything other than covering up the light finish of stainless? I am about to buy a Howa 1500 for elk, deer and other mid size game, but now I am trying to choose which barrel finish.
Thank you for your in put.
I am NOT an expert. But I'm too cheap to pay for anyone else to do the job (local shop wanted $200 to tan my coyote hide). I've used this recipe for rabbit hides, deer hides, a moose skin, and a coyote pelt. I've adapted this recipe from one I found online. Feel free to use it but use this tip at your own risk and comply with all local laws wherever you are. When butchering: Cool the hide as soon as you can get it off the animal. Remove the hide form the...