A-MAX - 1 ...... chuck - 0.

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by Jerry Ricker, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Jerry Ricker

    Jerry Ricker Well-Known Member

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    Recently broke my new rifle in with it's first confirmed using a 52gr A-MAX in 223 at 242yd.

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  2. wildcat

    wildcat Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking rig, could you tell us about it.

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  3. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

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    Recently broke my new rifle in with it's first confirmed using a 52gr A-MAX in 223 at 242yd.

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    Nice chuck... but where's the rifle?

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  4. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats!! Nice looking chuck, but even better looking rifle!!
     
  5. Jerry Ricker

    Jerry Ricker Well-Known Member

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    Re: A-MAX - 1 ... chuck - 0.

    It was a trade-in at a local gunsmiths shop that I had been eyeing for about a year. I don't know who's bbl. it is but it is a true 1/2 MOA gun. I'm not crazy about the muzzle break, but I bought it, didn't build it. Optic is a Schmidt & Bender 3-12 PMII/LP USMC model. Paint is by me and Krylon.
    I got another chuck yesterday evening with this at 354yd. I'm really starting to like this thing. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  6. TCampbell

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    Nice looking chuck.

    Thats one heck-of-a krylon paint job!!!!

    What colors did you use?
     
  7. Jerry Ricker

    Jerry Ricker Well-Known Member

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    Used the new Krylon fusion, I think it adheres better to plastics and is a little tougher and more durable.
    Colors were khaki and OD green.
     
  8. .25AOD

    .25AOD Well-Known Member

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    How did you apply the paint? The pattern is awesome. I've seen some done in a similar way using plastic wrap. Sweet looking rifle. ~JT
     
  9. Jerry Ricker

    Jerry Ricker Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I started with a solid khaki base and used a cluster of fake grass from my wifes dried flower arrangement. Mask off anything you don't want painted. Using the grass, cover areas where you don't want paint and do the OD over that both heavy and light in different areas, go lightly with khaki, again using the grass over the green in a few spots and there you go.
    The hardest part about this was convincing myself to paint the scope.
     
  10. blackco

    blackco Well-Known Member

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    You were in the same boat I am. I want to do a gun like that for my kid but I'm scared to do the scope for fear of painting the scope caps on. Was it hard to mask the adjustment ring and how did you keep from sticking the caps on? Also is the bolt painted?

    With all the questions we all have about all the guns pics that get posted; how about maybe the moderators starting a do-it-yourself or step by step how I did it myself thread. I see lots of postes from proud papas about their new babies, why not a thread dedicated to it?

    Oh ya...great shot on the whistle pig!!!