When refinishing a barrel/parts, why doesn't anybody powder coat them? I know it adds a bit of size to parts, but it is extremely durable as well.
The reason I am asking...
I have an older Winchester Model 70, 300 win mag (blued). It seems, no matter how much I try, every time It is exposed to the elements it starts to rust. I just returned from a hunting trip, and now I need to refinish it again. So, I was wondering If I should have the barrel powder coated, or take it to a smith in anchorage for refinishing...I would really like a low maintenance coating, preferably black.
I am sure the p-coating is relatively cheap, but how much does the smiths around here charge to refinish?