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Old 09-18-2008, 10:46 AM
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Both look nice, but I think I like the Recruit better.

On the Sobol, I think that the matte finish on the metal probably looks better with the likewise matte oil finish on the wood. The whole rifle, action and furniture looks modern and as such the matte finish fits right in, ties everything together well. If it were a more classic-looking rifle along the lines of a Mauser, BRNO, Anschutz, etc., I agree that the bluing would look good. Besides, the finish you have on there probably does a much better job of protecting the metal than bluing.

Congratulations on both rifles!
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