This is just a minor rant and personal observation.
I live in Port Elizabeth an I installed a bipod and a scope on a FX impact - these do not fit in the gun case when the rifle is assembled. - The gun sat outside its case on a shelf for a few weeks.
Yesterday I picked it up just to give it some “silicone spray love and attention” and noticed that the barrel has micro-rust on the blued barrel shroud between the trigger and the magazine. Only on the top and the right side of the tube. The right side of the gun was facing a window that is occasionally open(still about 3 meters from this window).
Literally just specs of dust settled on the blued barrel tube and the coating could not withstand this. - Is this an inferior coating from FX or is this normal for blued surfaces?
I always wiped this blued tube down after touching it as I was afraid for the salt in my hands etc…. but DUST?? Come on man!
My Huben K1 has stood on the same shelf for over a year and yep (as expected) …. She’s as perfect as the day I bought her.
At this point I will not even consider buying a blued rifle – Blueing must be the most inferior coating we have invented to date. What is the point of a beautiful finish if dust can deteriorate it?