If you were buying this rifle: Pick the stock finish!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mattj, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Glossy and colorful benchrest look (blue flames or something!)

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  2. Glossy "carbon fiber" look

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  3. A flat camo pattern

    24.2%
  4. A snakeskin pattern to go with the "snakeskin" blasting on the barrel

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  5. A flat non-camo pattern in camo-like colors

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  6. None of the above (comment in thread!)

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  1. mattj

    mattj Well-Known Member

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    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:

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    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/my-custom-ssg-300-rum-pierce-russo-seekins-37427/


    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 :)
     
  2. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

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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!
     

  3. elkregulator

    elkregulator Well-Known Member

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    +1 don't change it.
     
  4. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    IMHO Leave it as is. Targets and riflesmith will sell that thing faster than any finish you could put on it!
     
  5. crockett7300

    crockett7300 Member

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    I wouldn't change a thing
     
  6. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Me neither..:)
     
  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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

    mattj Well-Known Member

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    Okay, you guys win, I'll leave it alone :) Thanks for the input.

    In that case, she'll probably be up in the classified section by the weekend.

    -Matt
     
  9. shootinfool

    shootinfool Well-Known Member

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    Always sickening to see a guy part with such a piece of work. Its like watching a guy break up with his hott girl, you know you want to and most likely will try to swoop on it, but you still feel bad!:) hope she goes to someone that treats her well.
     
  10. mattj

    mattj Well-Known Member

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  11. dirtball

    dirtball Well-Known Member

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    LEAVE IT ALONE! Trying to out guess a prospective buyer, is similar to out guessing a womans mood swings, gave up YEARS ago, IT AIN'T GOING TO HAPPEN!!!!

    Dave
     
  12. brif

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    I love it as is; I would leave it alone.