First rifle paint job

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by NW Hunter, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. NW Hunter

    NW Hunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    372
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    I thought I would give painting the rifle a try this week. I ordered an Easy Way camo kit from DuraCoat. The camo pattern is called Advanced Tiger Stripe.
    It normally comes in green, brown and tan. I thought I would change it up and used the colors of the US Navy (black, dark grey, navy blue & light blue).
    The kit comes with a throw-away sprayer, four paint colors and a stencil kit. I ordered an extra stencil kit and I am glad I did. Every stencil was used on the job.
    While the EasyWay kit does a good job, I did learn that I made a few mistakes. After painting the rifle with the base color of black, I applied the other colors too heavy. When I pulled off the stencils, it left slightly raised edges between the paint colors.I guess time will tell if these edges will chip off.
    I also found when spraying the smallest stencils, the paint would pool up inside the stencil quickly and would "blob up" when removing the stencil. I found that using a small detail paint brush with most of the paint wiped off worked best.
    Good or bad, here is the result of cabin fever. I must say it was a fun project and I would do it again.:D
     

    Attached Files:

  2. clemens

    clemens Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    572
    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2010
    I like it. Nice job
     

  3. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,682
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    I think it looks cool!!!!!
     
  4. jskmtd

    jskmtd Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    275
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    I think it looks awesome. I wonder if a couple of coats of clear would help the raised edges?
    Jon
     
  5. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    386
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2010
    Very nice :)
     
  6. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Messages:
    8,853
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Real nice. Inspirational.

    Confident enough to do the scope?

    With your newly acquired experience I'd give it a go.
     
  7. 270whiz

    270whiz Member

    Messages:
    13
    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Roy, You have talent ! I will box mine up and send it on its WAY ! LOL :)

    Very nice !
     
  8. calib

    calib Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    584
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2012
    nice job, did you make the stencil your self or buy it?
     
  9. NW Hunter

    NW Hunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    372
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    Thanks guys. At first I thought it turned out too dark. Once I got it out in the light, the colors stood out more.

    jskmtd, It has 3 coats of matte clear coat on it. I have noticed that the edges are starting to lay back down as it cures longer. Duracoat says it takes a full month for the resins to harden. Maybe I dodged a bullet.:rolleyes:

    royinidaho, I've thought about it. For now I like the contrast between the camo and the black.

    calib, the kit comes with your choice of stencil kit choosing from about 20 different camo patterns. When the kit came, I found out that there was only enough stencils for one side of the rifle. I called duracoat and ordered a duplicate set of stencils. Even with two complete set of stencils, I used all the stencils in the two sets plus I traced four of the larger stencils onto blue masking tape. These I used for the raised cheek piece.
     
  10. tinytree

    tinytree Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    69
    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2013
    looks great!
     
  11. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,475
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2008
    Wow...that is awesome!

    Give us the traditional specs of the rifle...cartridge, barrel contour, gunsmith work, optics etc..
     
  12. Jcub

    Jcub Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    169
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    That looks GREAT! I'm definitely going to not be able to duplicate that, but I'm going to give it a shot!

    Great job!
     
  13. NW Hunter

    NW Hunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    372
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    trebark, here are the specs ...

    Built by JBEAGLE RIFLES out of Ridgefield, WA

    300WM shooting 190 gr Berger Hunt VLD over 78.9gr H1000, RWS Brass, CCI Benchrest large rifle primers.
    Velocity at 3018fps

    Blueprinted Remington Stainless action
    Bartlein 5r 24" stainless barrel with 11.25 twist
    Pinned Holland recoil lug
    Pillar Bedded McMillian Varmit Hunter stock with free floating action
    Jewel Trigger set at 2 lbs
    PTG three position safety
    Gre-Tan aluminum firing pin/spring assembly
    Holland Brake
    TPS 20 moa Picatinny Rail with 8-40 screws
    TPS Rings
    Bushnell Tactical XRS 4.5x30 Zero Stop Mil Scope G2 reticle
    Holland scope level
    Badger Angle Cosine Indicator

    For a grand total of 12.1 lbs
     
  14. NW Hunter

    NW Hunter Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    372
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2010
    trebark, forgot the barrel contour. It's a few thousands under a sendero contour with a .705 muzzle:D. Bartlein built it to JBEAGLE RIFLE's measurements.