So, I'm just wondering as I consider new rifle material, and try to get past the aesthetics, and "Think Function."
As a Coastal resident,..it's been "All Stainless," for any purchases I've made for a long time, (well except for one)
and I Really Hate Corrosion,...
but as a boat guy,...I know there is significant difference in the hardness, of Stainless Steel and Black Steel
Do any of you guys, who know a lot about Rifle Barrel steel, have knowledge of the factors that separate the two types
Blued Steel, or Stainless ??
I'm just thinking things like, if Stainless is harder (I know there are a wide variety of Stainless materials)
wouldn't it also last longer, in the areas of Throat Erosion ??
How does it affect cleaning issues,... the gathering of Copper Fouling, etc.
Stuff like that
It seems Stainless is such a superior product, to Black Steel,...but I must be missing something, or they wouldn't make anything non Stainless anymore
and I really like the look of Blue Steel also, by the way,...just looking for more info