I got the stock dipped on my rem XCR LRT for $80.00, by a guy near by (SC). I think he charges about $175 for the entire gun. The finish seems very, very durable. In fact I asked him how tough it was and he said that in order to remove a "dipped" finish, he has to bead-blast it for a long time. It is such a pain to remove, he will just put a new layer on top of the old, if someone wants a different pattern. I would venture to say that a dipped-finish will hold up better than a painted finish, second only to the molded in colors of McMillan. I would highly recommend it.
I might have to give it a try, so far everything I paint comes out to tacie cool not the smooth sexy or hunting cool which I would prefer. Muzzle brakes are stainless so if it blast away a little in the baffles no biggie just worried about it to continue to peal from there. Just want the hunting look not the tactical!!
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!