Re: Chrome Moly or Stainless Steel
I had a gun smith install a new chromemoly 8.5 pound 29 inch barrel on my target gun.
quote "Obviously the stainless barrels are more corrosion resistant compared to the chrome moly barrels but with proper care the blued steel, with a quality blueing job is pretty weather proof."
The barrel was also blued. I shot at a meet in the Sacramento California area. It was late fall and misting rain all day. I couldn't wait wait to get back in my truck with a heater and head three hours back home.
Without thinking i had just thrown my gun in the hard case. I must have been out shooting in acid rain because when I opened the case the next morning to clean my gun i couldn't believe the amount of tiny rust specs already starting.
I learned my lesson on continually drying and oiling the outside of the barrel. Stainless wouldn't have had this problem.
.270 Ackley improved 29 inch 1.250 dia. target barrel 7mm STW 28 inch 1.250 target barrel. I also love my .458 mag for varmints and the biggest game in the world.