GUN Remington 700 Blue Or SS

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  1. timmay556

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    I'm lookin at getting a .223 Rem 700 for my first rifle, they are around $1000 NZD for just the rifle, is it worth the extra 250-300 bucks to get it in Stainless? This would be a rifle I would want to keep for a LONG time.

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    well, from the research i've done, a SS barrel will have superior corrosion resistance, however, the amount of rounds that it will take before beginning to wear down is less than blued, however, you do have to put a LOT of rounds down that barrel before it becomes a noticable decline in accuracy

    will it be used for hunting? If so, keep in mind that stainless steel is more shiny than blued steel, so you might want to entertain the idea of painting
     
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    In Black-T? Is it painted? What I'm looking for is the barrel to have more corrosion resistance.
     
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    The Stainless I have seen isn't "Shiny" but more "dull grey" :/
     
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    :bowdown: That is bad ass! Too bad it would be impossable to get it done for me in NZ.
     
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    Whats the prices like? Do I have to call that number?
     
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    i went with SS.
    only because, i wont have to worry bout corrosion inside and out of the bbl.
    plus,it wouldnt be shit to duracoat the bbl either.
     
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    Get the blued model. Wipe the barrel & action down with a silicone rag after shoot, and keep the bore clean and oiled. Put the money you save towards ammo/optics/etc...
     
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    I have the SS and would like the blued..
     
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    Neither. I use the very same rifle at work and I personally prefer the Savage.

    700 is a good rifle, don't get me wrong, just a much better seal in the Savage.
     
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    Problem is the Savage is much more down here I think, leme check the prices.
     
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    Oh, well... didn't expect that.

    In that case, go with the Remington. Can't really go wrong either way performance wise.
     
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    Are you talking about the Savage Stevens? What model is it?
     
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    Probably referring to the 10FP.
     
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    Can't find that rifle after a quick look through a few stores online... Will be going into a few in the coming weeks to take a look (after I sit my firearms licence.)
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    my only problem with savage is the 700 rapes them when it comes to after market :sad2: But I'm a lefty so I get fucked either way.
     
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    And if I didn't want to purchase aftermarket things? (bar scope/rings)
     
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    Then it really doesn't matter, get what you like.
     
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    You've got this wrong, a stainless barrel will resist the heat and wear more than a chromoly, therefore the rifling will last longer than a "blued" or chromoly barrel.
     
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    Only so much you need in the long run.
     

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