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Old 11-29-2012, 1:54 PM
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Default Ruger 10/22 Blued vs. SS

What benefit, if any, is there for SS over blued? My apologies if this has been discussed before, but my search came up empty and/or too many to read through.

I currently have a Ruger 10/22 compact with wood stock and SS I bought about 20 years ago. I bought a swivel kit for a sling, but now I'm thinking about getting another 10/22 and keep the old one OEM.

Starting tomorrow, Turner's has the Syn./Blued for $190 and the Syn./SS for $200, and I'd like to pick one up.

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Old 11-29-2012, 2:06 PM
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the barrel is less likely to get pitted with rust if neglected
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the barrel is less likely to get pitted with rust if neglected
Make's sense. Thanks.
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Bluing no matter how well you care for it will eventually rub off. Stainless has nothing to rub off, same finish all through the metal. BTW stainless is not rust proof but is a much more durable finish. All my guns are stainless if they were offered during purchase. $10.00 is well worth the upgrade.
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Turners has both for sale at $199 which is a killer good price is you ask me...
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I'm going tomorrow to get a SS one. Glad I make my own schedule and had already decided to take tomorrow off.
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I think I'll get the SS one also. When the ad says 300 available, is that per store, or total?
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ONLY the barrel is stainless the action is all painted, watse of $$$ if you ask me.
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Old 11-29-2012, 3:44 PM
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Older SS guns had a beautiful machined bright and smooth finish on the barrels.
Some of the newer ones look like they have silver paint on them.
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ONLY the barrel is stainless the action is all painted, watse of $$$ if you ask me.
yea its a freakin rip at minimum they should use a stainless bolt catch and charging handle to have them blend



reminds me of marlin 60 stainless they go through all the effort to make most everything shiney except that one got dang screw in front of the trigger guard always blued often buggered

ps any body know what year they came out with the stainless?

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One less SS model available. Pick up on 12-10.
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I personally perfer the blued ones since I usially swap barrels anyways and I just don't like SHINY for guns...everybodys diffrent and when I first started shooting
I loved shiny for guns and even had a chrome .38 lol. Guess I'm getting older!
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One less SS model available. Pick up on 12-10.
Ditto
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Just jailed a stainless carbine at Turner's, great price, super excited. This will be my first long gun
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I've heard that the SS action can be a little more gritty than the blued.
I have no fact to base this on, just some opinions on people I trust.

I bought blued and proceeded to replace just about every part.
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I personally perfer the blued ones since I usially swap barrels anyways and I just don't like SHINY for guns...everybodys diffrent and when I first started shooting
I loved shiny for guns and even had a chrome .38 lol. Guess I'm getting older!
I do too but these aren't blue. They're black and they couldn't tell me if it was painted on or if this is the same kind of process as blueing only coming out black.
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the barrel is less likely to get pitted with rust if neglected
It doesn't take much for the non-SS to start rusting, either. I shot an Appleseed class in the rain and it was spotted with rust the same night.
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It doesn't take much for the non-SS to start rusting, either. I shot an Appleseed class in the rain and it was spotted with rust the same night.
damn skippy everybody knows iron hates being steel and wants to join with oxygen

the only thing stopping that is various coatings or throw in some chrome for the iron to hug and they generally leave oxygen alone
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Mines Stainless prolly 8 years old. I shoot on the Ocean, Desert, Rain...I dont care. It`s not a defensive Gun, so it`s Stainless & generally weatherproof. Best "bang for Buck" Gun I have, just ordered Volq hammer/Sear. Good Buy at 200$ !!!
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I never had any SS and dont think im worse off for it. SS gets its own diseases with time as does any finish. If prices are equal, ok SS why not, otherwise dont bother. Otherwise, guns that are too shiny or chromed disgust me in general.
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The bluing decreases the accuracy and causes the barrel to flex like AK barrels.
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I think I'll get the SS one also. When the ad says 300 available, is that per store, or total?
If the ad doesn't state "per store" then it is the total amount they have.
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One less SS model available. Pick up on 12-10.
Same here.
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The stainless will reflect light better making you easier to spot.
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I do too but these aren't blue. They're black and they couldn't tell me if it was painted on or if this is the same kind of process as blueing only coming out black.
Yeah only the barrel is blued... the receiver is still aluminium, and anodized so some say, it scratches pretty easy and it comes off pretty easy with some Tal-strip, so I am not 100% what it is.
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The bluing decreases the accuracy and causes the barrel to flex like AK barrels.

U mean the barrel will warp if shot conistantly thru with 50rds
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went to Turner's today, no more stainless steel so I jailed the blued, good price and allegedly I bought the last one (at that price)
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Congrats! Great price, fun rifle!

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The stainless will reflect light better making you easier to spot.
its funny the things you hunt with a 10/22 seem to be attracted by shiny things

and if you are going to battle with a stainless 10/22 its shinyness is the last thing on your list of problems
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as it has been said, stainless steel is more resistant to rust, but this problem can be fixed by duracoating a blued gun.(edit: usually) Saves you lots of money that way and a duracoat job can be done by the average joe. Besides, black just looks cooler
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nice deal on both.
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Yeah only the barrel is blued... the receiver is still aluminium, and anodized so some say, it scratches pretty easy and it comes off pretty easy with some Tal-strip, so I am not 100% what it is.
The barrel is not blue. It's black. Is this done by the same process as "blueing"?
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I always prefer blued over stainless when shooting outside. Less glare. I used a shotgun with a stainless receiver for a few rounds of sporting clays instead of my trusty 390. It was irritating. If shooting inside or in the shade it isn't such a big deal.
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