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View Poll Results: What look for this stock?
Glossy and colorful benchrest look (blue flames or something!) 0 0%
Glossy "carbon fiber" look 1 2.70%
A flat camo pattern 9 24.32%
A snakeskin pattern to go with the "snakeskin" blasting on the barrel 7 18.92%
A flat non-camo pattern in camo-like colors 8 21.62%
None of the above (comment in thread!) 12 32.43%
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If you were buying this rifle: Pick the stock finish!

 
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:21 PM
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If you were buying this rifle: Pick the stock finish!

Hi guys,

For reasons I don't need to get into here (none to do with the awesomeness of the rifle), I'm going to be parting with my custom long range rig here in the near future. It's this one:


My custom SSG .300 RUM (Pierce/Russo/Seekins)


My DIY finish on the stock is less than the rifle deserves, and apparently the blue-blue laminate is a niche taste, because it seems that most folks I show it to aren't crazy about it.

As a result, I'm strongly considering having the stock refinished to something more universally appealing before trying to sell it.

After looking into it and talking to them, I'm pretty sure I would have the stock dip-finished by these guys:
Water Transfer Printing / HydroGraphics / Camo Dipping (their website seems to like IE)

Since my choice in stock finish is apparently questionable, I thought I'd bring this to you guys...

What hydro-dip pattern would you want if this were going to be your rifle?

Flat or glossy?

Super bright benchrest look, carbon fiber look, true camo pattern, snakeskin, non-camo pattern but in earth-tone camo-like colors? You can see examples in the gallery on their website...

Your opinions appreciated
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Old 09-08-2009, 04:35 PM
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Re: If you were buying this rifle: Pick the stock finish!

i have been called crazy..stupid..nuts and many other names...lmao...but i wouldn't change it...i kinda like it the color combo works for me!
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:01 PM
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Re: If you were buying this rifle: Pick the stock finish!

+1 don't change it.
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:04 PM
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Re: If you were buying this rifle: Pick the stock finish!

IMHO Leave it as is. Targets and riflesmith will sell that thing faster than any finish you could put on it!
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:26 PM
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Re: If you were buying this rifle: Pick the stock finish!

I wouldn't change a thing
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:09 PM
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Re: If you were buying this rifle: Pick the stock finish!

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Originally Posted by crockett7300 View Post
I wouldn't change a thing
Me neither..
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:57 PM
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Re: If you were buying this rifle: Pick the stock finish!

don't change a thing. let the buyer work on it.
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