When seeing "custom" built ar's, why do so many opt for stainless barrels over chromoly? Are they more accurate or just "Blingier"? I'm talking 3 gunners and competitive shooters. Which is better and why?
Stainless is a much harder metal. It makes for a more durable barrel. More durable means better life. Stainless barrels are also more accurate (very small difference, not noticeable unless you are going for competition style shooting). Chrome-moly is fine, a step up from a standard blued steel barrel. Plus, stainless is shiny, that makes it better
My favorite color is chrome.