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.
If you're lucky enough to be on private land and can leave your stand up during the off season you can tie an old piece of cloth or something of the sort to your stand. I like to use an old camo bandana that I have. That way the deer get used to the movement and eventually don't bother even looking up when there is slight movement. This may just give you the time to draw your bow or raise your gun without being detected.