Stainless steel doesn't rust and is strong and clean.
Stainless steel is the best balance of material properties and price... ie you get the most bang for your buck!
The shine level of our rings can vary - it can be compared to a stainless kitchen sink. If you need to shine up the rings you will need to research steel shot tumbling techniques.
Spring Stainless - We also offer our 16 ga and some 14g in a spring temper which is twice as hard as our standard stainless.
Spring stainless is VERY difficult to cut by hand but only slightly more difficult to cut with our machinery. Typical tensile strength of the spring stainless is 220-280KSI. This material makes the strongest armor. Use good pliers with teeth as this stuff fights back !
Please read this before you Decide to cut your own stainless rings
Cutting stainless is very difficult - it requires special tools and setups. I highly recommend you read the following 2 FAQ posts before deciding to cut your own Stainless Rings
How to use a Jumpringer type tool (aka Pepe, Koil Kutter, etc) - Bottom line is a flexshaft system WILL NOT work on stainless. - The result is a bunch of broken blades and thats about it.
Making vs Buying rings - Bottom line is we have a business making rings in large amounts at great prices. The vast majority of the time it doesn't pay to make your own rings - and you will get better cuts buying pre-made.
For extreme details on all materials and comparisons please click to see our materials page!
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