Why does a ss AK barrel cost more than a chromelined barrel? Why would an AK buyer want to spend more $$ for a ss barrel? I've alway thought that a CL barrel was the preferred choice for an AK. (durability, reliability, easy cleaning but not as accurate) I could see an AR15 buyer being willing to spend more for ss barrel for the added accuracy if they compete or are really into accuracy. (I noticed that Lancaster charges more for SS barrels) Please enlighten me. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!