Outback stock finish woes
I have had several range sessions with my nickel-plated/black stock Outback. I have found that the black painted finish on the stock is fading/rubbing-off in several spots. I am curious to see if any other forum members have experienced this with the stock on their Outback shotguns.
I have cleaned it with MPro7 and MPro7 CLP. Prior to use of MPro7, I even tested it on the inside surface of the forend. There was no damage on the tested area, so I proceeded to use the cleaner. I have thus ruled-out the MPro7 as the source of the damage.
Part of the finish-worn stock area was actually covered with an Uncle Mike's buttstock ammo carrier.
I'm otherwise happy with the gun - I shot it very well with reduced-recoil LE ammo, and practiced with it at various defensive distances. I also know that I shouldn't expect all that much from a sub-$400 gun. No unrealistic expectations here.
I'd love to see a version of the Outback (Outback Defender? Outback LE?) with a black synthetic stock and forend and parkerized finish. I'd even be happier if they ditched the interchangeable chokes and bored the bottom as "IC" and top as "Modified". Suggested optional part: a removable accessory rail that installs between the over-under barrels. Hear that, Stoeger folks?
I bought a condor outback walnut/blue finish and i have had it for about one year now. I use this shotgun for everything from the shooting range to turkey hunting (today opening day) and the color on my stock is starting to fade too, fortunately mine looks nice and i do not plan on selling this shotgun, for a $400 piece of equipment and two extended chokes this is one of the most accurate shotguns i have owned, others consist of super novas, many 870's, and winchester pumps.
The pump on all of my remington 870's started to fade overtime too.