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#373317 - 08/30/07 05:39 PM Is SS worth the extra $$ ????
Blucollar
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No doubt its better, but to hunt two weeks a year, is Stainless worth the extra money?
Already decided to buy a NEF sidekick, just can't decide blue or SS.
About $100 or so difference.
I might add, anything saved here would go towards another rifle or reloading kit. Seems I want a little bit more than I have money for.
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#373433 - 08/30/07 07:24 PM Re: Is SS worth the extra $$ ???? [Re: Blucollar]
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For my smoke pole it wasn't worth it to me
Like U said a couple weeks a year, stainless is heavier, and I clean regularly, so it's just a matter of choice I guess
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#373438 - 08/30/07 07:28 PM Re: Is SS worth the extra $$ ???? [Re: skynimrod]
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I will absolutely positively NEVER own another muzzleloader that isn't stainless.
ABSOLUTELY worth the extra money in my opinion.
Just simply so much easier to clean for whatever reason and it is much more forgiving than blued if you get into a situation (or too lazy) to properly clean it after a hunt.
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#373579 - 08/30/07 08:43 PM Re: Is SS worth the extra $$ ???? [Re: RUGER]
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
I will absolutely positively NEVER own another muzzleloader that isn't stainless.
ABSOLUTELY worth the extra money in my opinion.
Just simply so much easier to clean for whatever reason and it is much more forgiving than blued if you get into a situation (or too lazy) to properly clean it after a hunt.



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#374135 - 08/31/07 07:04 AM Re: Is SS worth the extra $$ ???? [Re: RUGER]
skynimrod
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 Originally Posted By: RUGER
I will absolutely positively NEVER own another muzzle loader that isn't stainless.
ABSOLUTELY worth the extra money in my opinion.
Just simply so much easier to clean for whatever reason and it is much more forgiving than blued if you get into a situation (or too lazy) to properly clean it after a hunt.

Like I said It's a matter of choice
and let me explain in a little more detail in my reasoning.
stainless is an up grade. rust proof no, rust resistant yes, but when it comes to black powder it is very corrosive. You want to clean Always after shooting, you cannot get lazy or U will pay.
I have a retired TC Hawkins on my wall that's over 20 yrs old, and hunted with it. It's still fine (non stainless). My b/powder rifle today is a break-action, a lot easier to clean than the hawk, very light, all black (smoke stains don't show as bad), not to expensive. Plus the way b/powder guns are developing I might want to replace it next year. It's not a lifetime gun for me. Consider this #1 there are different stainless steels out there, #2 Is it a expensive rifle, and probably a keeper, #3
do U like the looks? My deer don't care if a Stainless gun kills them or not. Btw I do have stainless rifles, but not my b/p
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#374210 - 08/31/07 07:49 AM Re: Is SS worth the extra $$ ???? [Re: skynimrod]
vonb
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I'm still using an old Knight MK-85 blued and I wish it was stainless every time I look at it. I'm very diligent in my cleaning (I have to be with it) and it has no rust but I don't think anything goes together as well as blackpowder rifles and stainless...It just makes sense if you're not a traditionalist. My Next M/L will be a stainless Savage ML-II.
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#374241 - 08/31/07 08:12 AM Re: Is SS worth the extra $$ ???? [Re: vonb]
iowavf
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If you have the money I would go SS. Like Ruger said it's more for giving when it comes to cleaning. I know it doesn't make it shoot ant better, but I also like to have a gun that looks good to me.
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#374249 - 08/31/07 08:15 AM Re: Is SS worth the extra $$ ???? [Re: iowavf]
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I prefer stainless but as long as you clean them both good, they'll both do what you want. I had a Knight for 10+ years that was blued but I'm a freak about cleaning it. Sold it to my brother-in-law and he still hunts with it. When I bought my encore I bought stainless just because thats what I wanted.
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#374311 - 08/31/07 08:38 AM Re: Is SS worth the extra $$ ???? [Re: Gravey]
CHRIS WILSON
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As long as you take care of your weapon and clean it like you're supposed to, it doesn't matter if it's stainless or blued. The last rifle I purchased was blued. I just couldn't see paying the extra cash for stainless, not with knowing how peculiar I am about cleaning my rifles.
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#374480 - 08/31/07 09:38 AM Re: Is SS worth the extra $$ ???? [Re: CHRIS WILSON]
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Im with ruger.
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