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 like me and use a plastic tote to store your gear in then you might want to read further. When plastic totes are manufactured they are typically shipped with the lid on. This makes the inside of the tote smell like the plastic it's made of. To remove the plastic smell from the tote I use baking soda. I open the baking soda up and leave the box in the tote with the lid on for about a month to remove the plastic smell. I tried just leaving the lid off but I was still able to smell...