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You know, I have never seen a stainless steel rifle with a silver scope and rings at the range.  Every time I see someone with a stainless barrel, they have blue/black mounts/scopes/rings.

But once I did see a guy have a black synthetic Savage, stainless action and barrel, and a set of camo rings and scope.Whacko




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Trying to match the shades of the stainless is where most guys fail.  Its that reason you see more with black rings and mounts than stainless.
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I do silver scopes, but not silver rings and mounts.

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I have 2 stainless center fire rifles, and one stainless rimfire rifle.
All have matte finish rings and optics.

I tried to run all stainless on the rimfire, and got a set of ringmounts that were silver, but never found a suitable scope in silver I liked. More choices are to be had going the blue / black route.
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Ask any paint and body guy, silver is the hardest color to match when repairing a car. I did paint and body work working my way through college and dreaded seeing a silver car with a ganked fender. If the car was brand new, it was a lot easier, but let it be a 4 year old car that had sat in the sun and you were screwed. It took a lot less time to shoot the whole car than it did to try to add some white a few drops at a time to simulate fade. Black is a lot easier to match and when it's not a perfect match doesn't scream LOOK AT ME. 
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If I'm mounting a silver scope on a stainless barrel/black synth. stock rifle, I go with matte black rings. If a matte scope on same rifle: silver rings; i.e. match rings to barrel finish and opposite scope finish. Might sound weird, but to me looks better in most cases. Problem, however with my new Cooper, which has blued receiver and stainless barrel!Whacko 

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my aboltII ss 300win mag has leupold rings and a varixII-c 3x9 on it, to bad i dont have any pictures of it.
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IMO, silver scopes are fugly. Matte is the only way to fly. Who knows, down the road you may switch things around a bit.
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It's matte for me, silver scopes give the rifle a "washed out " look - too much silver. It's so early 90's! Cool
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I have a stainless matte-silver barrel on my 700 SS and I really wish Remington made them darker. I don't care if the scope matches, but the only thing I like to be shiny out in the field is a fishing lure.
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I like matte black finish.  I cant stand the looks of a big silver tube sitting on top of a hunting rifle.

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  For me,the last thing I'm concerned with when considering a scope is its color. 
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I have matte black scopes on my stainless rifles and like the way they look. On the other hand, a black scope on my Redhawk would look pretty bad. The 2x silver Leo looks pretty good.

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my personal favorite is the leupold gun metal gray finish. i think that is sharp.
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 I just did a SS Savage and put silver base and rings from Leupold and a silver Mueller 8.5-25 eradicator on it.
 First time I ever did all silver and I think it looks pretty good, but more importantly it works.
 
 
 
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I like the matched look and get compliments at the range
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Had a Model 70 in 270 Win that came with silver scope, rings and bases.  All were pulled and sold.  I only do black on the scopes, rings and bases...

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The only silver scope I have is on my Smith and Wesson 629. I think it looks good all silver!!
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Froggy, you like the Mueller scope? I haven't seen much from folks who actually have them. 
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 The mueller is decent for the price $239. It holds zero clicks are accurate, the dot is visable when the scope is in focus and the glass is clear. The illuminated dot is more of an etched squigley line when looking at it on the higher powers but I will probably never turn it on so it doesn't matter that much to me. The silver finish is more of a painted surface that is easily scratched but like I said above it is a $239 scope and like many say you get what you pay for but on a 223 bench gun that goes out 1-2 a month it works for me.
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Thanks Froggy. 

I'm saving pennies to get a .204 Ruger bench gun, "200-300 yard max" and plan to scope it with a dot equipped variable power scope. 

Appreciate the honest evaluation.


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I have a silver scope (Conquest) on a Remington CDL SF with Talley QD stainless rings. I think it looks good, I'll try to take photo's and post them.
Sam
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Matte black for me. Not a big fan of silver scopes. Silver mounts never match the finish on the scope or the gun.
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