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Unread 09-28-2012, 07:22 PM
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Full custom Tikka

Tikka T3 I finished today in the rain. T3 action, McGowen light target CM barrel in 7mm SAUM. Manners T4 stock in coyote tan and all the metal is Cerakote burnt bronze. An IOR 4-16x50 tactical mounted in TPS rings. Groups will follow soon.
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    Unread 09-29-2012, 08:12 AM
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    Re: Full custom Tikka

    Very nice looking rifle! Please post how she shoots.
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    Re: Full custom Tikka

    The bolt and bolt knob appear to be a slightly different color than the rest of the metal. Am I seeing things? or are they treated differently?

    Cool rifle.
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    awesome rifle
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    Re: Full custom Tikka

    Trebark,

    The shroud, bolt handle and plastic parts were painted with an airbrush and cured separately at a lower temperature than the barreled action that was painted with a HVLP gun. They turned out a little more gold than bronze, it's subtle but still different. I've Duracoated alot, but this was my first Cerakote. I don't know what caused the diffrence for sure, but I feel that the airbrush flashed off a little and caused the different shade. I offered to refinish them but the customer liked the contrast and said to leave it.
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    Trebark,

    The shroud, bolt handle and plastic parts were painted with an airbrush and cured separately at a lower temperature than the barreled action that was painted with a HVLP gun. They turned out a little more gold than bronze, it's subtle but still different. I've Duracoated alot, but this was my first Cerakote. I don't know what caused the diffrence for sure, but I feel that the airbrush flashed off a little and caused the different shade. I offered to refinish them but the customer liked the contrast and said to leave it.
    Interesting as I thought it might have been deliberate.
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