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Question by BippityBoopityMate. Uploaded on July 18, 2012
It's not as pretty, but it's much more durable and less light-reflective.
went to a local gun shop and was comparing a gun with parkerized and a gun that was blued, the man told me the parkerized would rust more easily, and the blue is way better.. musta been tryin to get me to buy the more expensive gun?
I would take a Parkerized Shot-Gun over a Blued for Grouse and Woodcock,Snipe,Dove,Turkey,Ducks Hunting
Durability - Parkerized
Aesthetics - blued
I "like" stainless/synthetic.
I "prefer" blued/walnut.
I "really!" wish Ruger would bring back their "paddle" stock. I have a M77/22 with the paddle stock and absolutely love it!
Saw a shotgun once that had been "Parkerized"!
Just like an ugly kid. "A face only a mother could love!"
It was absolutely butt ugly!
Our duty Remington 870 SP shotguns were parkerized. I don't think that they are as hard to take care of as blue if you oil them down regularly. If you don't take care of them they will rust. The reason most police departments and the military used them is because of the glare. They are ugly but we didn't buy them to be pretty we bought them to get a job done.
Parkerization leaves a semi-porous finish on the metal, which holds oil better than bluing.
the mag-10 i hunt waterfowl and turkey with is parkerized. usually hunt waterfowl in nastier weather, and sometimes turkey hunts are no walk in the park. the parkerized finish holds up much better.
Thanks guys, I ended up getting a shotgun with a blued finish, looked great and price was great. until they have something prettier then the blued, and that holds up better than parkerized, im content with what i got. (winchester 1300)
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