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Painted my Varmint/Coyote gun

 
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Old 09-30-2009, 02:22 PM
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Painted my Varmint/Coyote gun

I wanted to try my hand at camouflaging one of my guns. I picked one of my Savages, a mod12 in 22-250. This has always been a strange gun to me. I bought it as a .308 about 8 years ago and used it for long range target shooting. I didn't handload then and usually shot Fed Gold Medal Match 168gr BTHP ammo and the gun shot about .7-.75 MOA with the factory stock and a Leupy VXII 4-12 scope. This was a budget gun from the beginning and it worked great for what it was. I had a ballistic calculator in my PDA and the gun was easy to shoot at 500 yards, which is the longest place I had access to. Anyway, my second term in the Army ended and I decided I wanted to start hunting again. I didn't have any interest in deer hunting at that point because deer in the east (I'm in Md) are very overpopulated and they are easy to shoot. Public land is often overcrowded during the short two week deer firearm season and I don't want to see other people when I'm hunting. I decided that I would start coyote hunting. There are not many people that specialize in predator calling around here but the challenge is what drew me to it. I still remember the first yote I shot. That .308 :-) near tore him in half at 110 yards. There was no pelt left, just a mass of bloody fur and red jello. I sent the gun to Savage to have the barrel switched to 22-250 so that I could use it better as a varmint gun. The 22-250 was a great choice and has served me well. While it was out I purchased a Mueller Eraticator scope to finish off my "new" budget varmint gun. Now, I have settled on using my AR15 for close to med range calling, out to 200 yards or so and the 22-250 is left behind unless I'm going to be shooting longer ranges and staying in one place. The 26in bbl and the heavy choate stock (I used to use the gun for benchrest and the USS stock is actually quite good for that) make this one heavy rig and I certainly wouldn't want to carry it any great distance. I was shooting at a 300 yard range last week and when I walked out to retrieve my targets I noticed that the deep blue finish on my gun shined in the sun like a mirror. That's not a good feature when your trying to shoot one of the craftiest animals in the woods. I stopped off at the walmart on the way home and picked up some spray paint in camo colors. I wanted a simple but effective camo that would be well suited to both mountains and field edges. This is what I came up with on my first try. I think it should blend well to the terrains that I hunt in.

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Old 10-02-2009, 02:24 AM
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Re: Painted my Varmint/Coyote gun

i really like what youve done there i wanted to put my custom cammo job up too but you i cant put a pic off the computer up here it has to be online first. but i can describe it i have a savage 93 xp cammo mossy oak brush and i added my own custom made rifle rag that isnt like the off the shelf ones everytime im at the range all i here is "whoa where did you buy that who makes it?" i can smugly reply i made it, its a grown up version of look mom no hands!

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Old 10-02-2009, 10:29 AM
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Savageman- That sounds really cool. You should go to Photobucket.com and sign up for a free account. I'de love to see some pics.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:04 PM
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I also would LOVE to see the paint job.
I do like the paintjob Md 25v but it isnt really suited to my coyote/prairie dog environment. What did you use for your paint? I am ordering a 4oz tube of Desert Sand Cerakote this weekend to use as a base coat on my .243 WSSM AR-15 and I plan to use some other colors of Duracoat for the detail work. Hopfully I will have pix up asap. but here is WHY it needs the paint job.



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Old 10-02-2009, 12:22 PM
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Re: Painted my Varmint/Coyote gun

I used Krylon matte camo spray paints from walmart. Matte black, OD, tan, and brown.

Nice Ar hunting rig. I have a custom made 243wssm upper I got last year by Mike Milli, Actually got it used on another forum. Where did you get yours? I'm waiting for my next upper from Mike but the Wait is Killin me.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:05 PM
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here are the pics thx a million for the photo bucket tip, and the fuzzy stuff doesnt get in the way of the action or the scope i love it

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Old 10-02-2009, 07:37 PM
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Re: Painted my Varmint/Coyote gun

Savageman69
That looks awesome! If you hunt in tall grass I bet you have to be carefull where you set it down. So how dod you do the wrap? What kind of synthetics did you use and how did you attach it?
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