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Old 12-30-2010, 11:22 AM
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I am going to buy a new muzzelloader and I was wanting to know which would be better a stainless steel barrel or the Weather Shield barrel? Also could someone tell me the pros and cons of both?
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:00 PM
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Dear Indiana One Shot,
Please clue me in as to what a weather shield barrel is?
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:53 PM
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In the Cabela's catalog Thompson Center has a Dream Season Omega with a stainless steel barrel. The rest of the Tompson Center's have what they call camo weather shield or a black weather shield. I was thinking that a stainless barrel is less likely to rust or corrode inside the barrel. This will probally be my last muzzelloader I will buy and I don't want to say " I wish I would have bought something else"
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:07 PM
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Thanks for all the reply's. I have one more question. This will be the last muzzelloader I will buy. I have two Knight .54 cal. Knight MK85 now. I wanted to buysomething more modern. I can spend up to $600. Which one would you recommend? I don't want to say later "I wish I would have bought something else". I know different people like different things, but if you give me your veiwpoints I will try to sort out what I like best. Thanks.
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Old 12-31-2010, 05:57 AM
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Comes down to the old Chevy, Ford, Dodge ect. I am most familiar with TC products, yes they do cost more but like I've said in the past, in firearms especially, you get what you pay for. Please don't buy into the hype that TC cost is all advertising, it's bull s.... They probably make the very best production ML on the market. Just go on line and look at resale TC products vs all the rest. My second pick would go to Traditions and one of their top of the line rifles. My TC fire hawk has a nickel/stainless barrel and it's over ten years old without a weather mark on it. I'm sure Traditions new coatings would serve you well also. Just spend a few extra dollars and pick a higher end model in whatever make ML you choose and put a good scope on it if legal in your area and you'll be very happy in the long run.
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Old 12-31-2010, 09:01 AM
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I agree with HM, whichever you choose I hope it's between a Traditions or a Thompson Center, one final note, Traditions Performance Firearms is producing the most advanced muzzleloader available today in their Traditions Vortek,
the Vortek is available in several different models, blued, full camo, partial camo, stainless, all cerakote treated finish, scoped and even an ultra light,
the list of standard features on the Vortek is phenominal don't hesitate to check them out.
As Always, whichever you choose Good Luck and Best wishes for a safe, happy & healthy 2011
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:59 PM
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go with stainless steel and then buy a $25 kit of Bore Coat/ Gun Shield.
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Old 12-30-2010, 04:31 PM
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I don't think anyone makes a true ss barrell, most are nickel/stainless blend. Doesn't Traditions offer a weathershield barrel coating? probably not much difference in overall protection.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:48 PM
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I have one of each and I will tell you the stainless does rust easier than the weathershield and is also considerably heavier. The weathershield is awesome I hunt in all weather and have yet to see even a spot of rust even when put away wet. Would go with the weathershield if I was you, save your money stainless is overrated.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:53 PM
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my main concern would be the INSIDE of the bore where it actually matters. Its kind of like what our mothers used to say " it doesnt matter what the girl looks like on the outside, its the inside that matters" I never bought into that lie but for a gun, its true.
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