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Posted: 2/6/2006 3:12:13 PM EDT
Is there a functional reason the barrels are stainless as opposed to parkerized? A bright stainless barrel sticking out of my upper seems as tactical as blaze orange marpat
Obviously I’m missing something here. Educate me wise ones!










Link Posted: 2/6/2006 3:17:58 PM EDT
Keeps the Sheep from freaking out...........
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 3:19:00 PM EDT
it's cheaper not to parkerize it, and it doesn't need it either...

that's just a guess though...
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 3:32:14 PM EDT
There not intended to be used on a battle rifle so they might as well be pretty.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 3:47:58 PM EDT
Bead blast it. It creates a nice tactical gray.

Link Posted: 2/6/2006 3:49:55 PM EDT
like it was said earlier no need to park a SS barrel
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 3:58:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
like it was said earlier no need to park a SS barrel



not to mention that you can't park SS
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 4:03:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:

Originally Posted By twonami:
like it was said earlier no need to park a SS barrel



not to mention that you can't park SS



Olympic provides an oxide coating on SS.

In most cases, the bull barrel isn't suited for tactical purposes, anyway.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 4:07:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M700Police:
Bead blast it. It creates a nice tactical gray.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/762x51/Guns/SPR/FrontEnd-1.jpg


I do like that grey finish.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 4:08:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:

Originally Posted By twonami:
like it was said earlier no need to park a SS barrel



not to mention that you can't park SS



Olympic provides an oxide coating on SS.

In most cases, the bull barrel isn't suited for tactical purposes, anyway.



True... there are a few good platings that work on SS, but phosphating (parkerizing) is not for non-ferous metals, high nickle content alloys, stainless
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 4:12:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:

Originally Posted By twonami:
like it was said earlier no need to park a SS barrel



not to mention that you can't park SS



Olympic provides an oxide coating on SS.

In most cases, the bull barrel isn't suited for tactical purposes, anyway.



True... there are a few good platings that work on SS, but phosphating (parkerizing) is not for non-ferous metals, high nickle content alloys, stainless



Ya, I knew you knew that, so I just threw it out there for general info.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 4:16:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:

Originally Posted By twonami:
like it was said earlier no need to park a SS barrel



not to mention that you can't park SS



Olympic provides an oxide coating on SS.

In most cases, the bull barrel isn't suited for tactical purposes, anyway.



True... there are a few good platings that work on SS, but phosphating (parkerizing) is not for non-ferous metals, high nickle content alloys, stainless



Ya, I knew you knew that, so I just threw it out there for general info.



I knew that you knew that I knew, ya know?

Not often you get to say that in context...
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 4:25:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M700Police:
Bead blast it. It creates a nice tactical gray.




+1; that is sexy!
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 4:53:47 PM EDT
And where or how do you do that?
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 7:21:35 PM EDT
Mine was done by Steve at Adco. Many machine shops/gunsmiths/auto refinishers can do it. Check your yellow pages.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 9:49:11 PM EDT
I like polished stainless barrels........

.223 24" fluted with outer surfaces polished and flutes bead blasted.....



or a .17 Rem with full polish and a nickle plated, chopped gas block ........

Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:02:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M700Police:
Bead blast it. It creates a nice tactical gray.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/762x51/Guns/SPR/FrontEnd-1.jpg




What FSB is that?
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:15:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M700Police:
Bead blast it. It creates a nice tactical gray.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/762x51/Guns/SPR/FrontEnd-1.jpg


If done incorrectly this will make the surface very prone to oxidation.
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:50:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mongo001:

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:

Originally Posted By twonami:
like it was said earlier no need to park a SS barrel



not to mention that you can't park SS



Olympic provides an oxide coating on SS.

In most cases, the bull barrel isn't suited for tactical purposes, anyway.





+1
Link Posted: 2/6/2006 10:51:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By A96HondaAccordEX:

Originally Posted By M700Police:
Bead blast it. It creates a nice tactical gray.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/762x51/Guns/SPR/FrontEnd-1.jpg




What FSB is that?




looks like pri.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 11:45:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FASTSH00TER:
Is there a functional reason the barrels are stainless as opposed to parkerized?


Apparently the High Power guys have figured out that stainless barrels are a little more accurate and/or last a little longer than chromoly barrels of the same quality. And on the target range it doesn't matter what color it is. (It's already been noted you can't park it, and it's already rust resistant.)



Originally Posted By AZ-K9:

Originally Posted By M700Police:
Bead blast it. It creates a nice tactical gray.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/762x51/Guns/SPR/FrontEnd-1.jpg



If done incorrectly this will make the surface very prone to oxidation.


How? And how can you tell if it's done correctly?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:08:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 12:11:24 PM EDT by M700Police]
Yes, that FSB is a PRI.


And as to the oxidation problem, I have never had an issue and I live in a pretty humid place and right by the ocean. Wish I could say the same for the screws on that PRI sight. They surface rust like crazy unless I keep a coat of lube on them. The bead blasted stainless holds up like a champ.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:14:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AZ-K9:

Originally Posted By M700Police:
Bead blast it. It creates a nice tactical gray.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/762x51/Guns/SPR/FrontEnd-1.jpg


If done incorrectly this will make the surface very prone to oxidation.



I too would like to know.
Bead blastic doesn't change the metalergical properties of SS, does it???
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 12:15:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M700Police:
Bead blast it. It creates a nice tactical gray.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v181/762x51/Guns/SPR/FrontEnd-1.jpg



I bead blast stainless quite often, but it never seems that dark of a gray, is it just the picture?
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 4:12:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/7/2006 4:12:40 PM EDT by M700Police]
Bad photo.....it's a little lighter color in person.
Link Posted: 2/7/2006 4:25:47 PM EDT
Bead blasting doesn't make it more prone to oxidizing, sandblasting does. Beadblasting actually closes the pores in the surface metal, kind of like ball peen hammering a piece of sheet metal. Sandblasting creates cuts in the surface.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 6:42:00 AM EDT
I'll buy the difference, but I don't see how that matters on a stainless barrel.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 9:05:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Mike_L:
I'll buy the difference, but I don't see how that matters on a stainless barrel.



The metal in Stainless barrels a lot closer to regular steel, then say surgical tools. It is too hard to machine a barrel with surgical tool SS.
Link Posted: 2/8/2006 9:10:42 AM EDT
FYI don't bead blast Stainless barrels with STEEL shot. Potential for rusting.
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