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Black Powder Barrel Question

Postby 20bolt » Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:26 am

I am looking at getting an Omega BP. My gut says to go for the SS barrel, but I cant get it with a straight stock.
How important is a SS barrel for Black Powder? Is it really that much better than a Steel Weathershield barrel?
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Re: Black Powder Barrel Question

Postby Preacher1011 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:42 pm

We have the Omega with a straight stock and stainless barrel at Gander. Believe it or not stainless steel will rust just as fast as regular blued steel, and I think those matte stainless finishes are worse than blued steel. Either way you have to clean it every time you shoot it. If you've got a Gander Mountain near you tell them to call Ryan at store 320 in Knoxville, TN. I'll get it transferred to your store if we still have it. Shoot me a PM and I'll tell you when I work so you can make sure they call me.
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Re: Black Powder Barrel Question

Postby Preacher1011 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:47 pm

Actually nevermind. I think you're calling weather shield what I'm calling stainless. Just so we know, is this what you're looking for?

http://www.gandermountain.com/assets/im ... 692_L1.jpg

I'll see what I have tomorrow when I go in if I remember.
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Re: Black Powder Barrel Question

Postby 20bolt » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:44 pm

http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/omegaMuzzleloaders.php
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I dont really know if this is accurate because TC also claims that the Weathershield is over SS barrels, but I have read everywhere else that it is actually steel.
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Re: Black Powder Barrel Question

Postby Preacher1011 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:37 am

Beats me. I'd trust the company over jack and joe schmo though.
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