I’m disorganized and dirty as sin. I throw my guns in canvas bag cases because it takes less space. my optic lens caps are thrown in the trash. I dinged so many new guns before using them.I get where the OP is coming from. I take care of my stuff as much as possible (always have). Even my Airguns as a kid had cases and were kept clean and wiped down. They still work well and look good to this day. There is nothing wrong with that at all. Take care of your things and they will stay nice.
For hunting or something outdoors I tend to stick with synthetic stocks and if possible stainless but there are ways around that as well.There are wraps out there for camo that might be worth a try. Biggest thing with hunting is weather wear. For that Eezox or Wax is your friend. When I hunted a lot (younger days with Grandparents) I always kept my rifle in the case until we were inside the deer blind. Thats not really active hunting though. More like Deer fishing.
If I was hunting on foot through the brush I would probably check into wraps of some sort and see whats out there. If nothing else you could try getting materials together and making something. 3mm neoprene might be a good place to start. Maybe make a sleeve to cover the barrel. Even my range gun optics have home made neoprene slip covers to protect them.
I’m disorganized and dirty as sin. I throw my guns in canvas bag cases because it takes less space. my optic lens caps are thrown in the trash. I dinged so many new guns before using them.
Funny you should mention that. I was going to use my brushed stainless gun as an example.BEHOLD..... Brushed Stainless. Get a scratch and you just buff it out. My brushed stainless guns all still look like they left the factory and some are well over 30 years old.