rmh wrote:In my opinion only, camo on a gun is a scam. If it makes you feel better, ok, but how many years/decades/centuries were ducks hunted with just a black gun by guys wearing tan canvas coats?
I have the BPS Stalker, would have preferred the Hunter but I bought it used at such a great price I couldn't turn it down, but as far as the gun goes you can't do much better.
R-Factor wrote:Good choice on settling in on a BPS!
I've had my BPS for around 6 years now and absolutely love it. For what it's worth, I have the 26" 3.5" chamber Mossy Oak Duck Blind flavor. The bottom line on the factory camo coating is that yes- it does wear some, but not excessively so. I put a pretty insane number of hours on my BPS the first couple years alone and have to say the wearing is pretty minimal. I feel quite certain that if you could see my gun and know the time I've spent carrying it around here or there, you would say "that's not bad at all." Enjoy the gun!
clampdaddy wrote:I had very good luck with Brownings duratouch coating. I hunted my maxus for 4 or 5 seasons and it still looked new when I sold it. I just made sure not to get any harsh chemicals on it and I switched insect repellents that have no DEET in them. I would even say that after that many seasons, it looked better than my new Benelli does after a couple weeks worth of hunting. I have a bps stalker that I bought as a backup/loaner gun but if it were going to be my main gun I wouldn't hesitate to get another Browning with their camo/duratouch finish.
garlicsalt wrote:New to duck hunting! you gunna be using insect repellant sooner than you might think. good duckn
mudpack wrote:I have a Browning Gold in camo that I've been using since 2000. I put about 500 rounds per year through it. The camo is holding up surprisingly well; there are only two small areas where it is wearing. (Both are on the grip.)
I would not be concerned about the Browning camo's durability. I am a firm believer in the effectiveness of a camo gun. Camo is never a DISadvantage when it comes to hiding from waterfowl.
95 taco wrote: where i'll be hunting i haven't heard of folks using repellant either, but i'll find out when i go.
mudpack wrote:95 taco wrote: where i'll be hunting i haven't heard of folks using repellant either, but i'll find out when i go.
Lakeside, huh? That means Salton Sea/Wister area, or Colorado River, or possibly San Jacinto or Otay or Hodges. I lived in Poway for 30 years and hunted those places extensively (not SJ so much...) The first half of the season will find you sharing the blind with mosquitos....sometimes maddeningly so. Just thought I'd warn you.