I have a stainless steel barreled weatherby, it's not shiny like chrome but it dose have a matt silver finish. I have never had game spooked because of it. I have hunted with this gun in a three day thunderstorm and with the gun getting rained on, no rust. My buddy hunted on the same trip with a blued gun and had lots of rust starting. I will always go stainless because of the elements I hunt in.