We all take good care of our rifles. Well, at least we keep them dry and store them under our roof. But what if they had to live outside in the weather with us? Most think chrome lined barrels are for preventing throat erosion. And A chrome chamber helps with extraction. Plus a chrome barrel cleans up easier. But what about just having a bit of insurance against rust? I just fixed a friends Weatherby hunting rifle that had extraction problems. What I found and removed. Was rust in the chamber. Of course it could have been prevented. But the difference in this gun, is that it has spent many months hunting in Canada. So It's out in the elements for weeks at a time. In the rain and snow. It got me to thinking? How many people betting on there guns in a SHTF . Have no idea what the elements can do to a gun? Once it's not living a pampered life. Think your gun is up to the task? Even after a dip in the river? And days of neglect while you worry about surviving. And are possibly constantly on the move? I always here the argument ''The average person dose not need a chrome lined barrel'' Well........To that I would say. ''A bug out gun should not be the average gun''. Is yours?