Summer Makeover Time-Warning Gun Porn

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by WildRose, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    For many of us it seems that summer is "make over time" or time to get a new rifle ready for next season.

    For me it's makeover time. This is my .300 Rum Sendero. It's a trued SII still in the original stock which has been bedded and I added the front accessory rail for the bipod mount; which proved to be a little bigger project than I originally intended but it's there to stay now.

    To start with I was just going to cut out an inlet exactly the size of the rail mount in order to give it a nice tight groove to sit in where it would never budge. I found that getting it in there deep enough caused some issues with the mount so I then did a little more carving and then used a rasp across the full width of the stock and I really like the results. I went ahead and took it down all the way to the aluminum strut that runs the full length of the stock to ensure that once my screws were in they'd be there for life. I also used devcon epoxy to add further strength.

    The target is from 300yds. After I put the whole thing back together I decided prior to taking pictures I'd see just how much my zero had moved. Well I gat set up for my 800yds Rock, dialed up my 12.5MOA on the IOR, pulled the trigger and smoked it dead center. The two follow up shots were within 2" of the first so I decided it's still ok.

    Let's see some more!
     

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  2. Jackal11

    Jackal11 Well-Known Member

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    It looks great. Im sure all of he extra work was worth the effort. Great groups it looks like your are ready to go. Im in the process of doing some of the same things getting ready for the fall.
     

  3. Nimrod

    Nimrod Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking rifle! I don't have a problem painting a rifle. I just don't have the guts to take a spray gun to a high end piece of glass :)

    Bob
     
  4. Gene R.

    Gene R. Well-Known Member

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    Nice work and it's shooting good. Here is my make over if interested
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  5. WildRose

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    Thanks, don't worry about the paint, it washes right off with some carburetor cleaner!

    When I make my mind up once and for all on what I want for a pattern the paint will come off and be replaced with cerakote anyhow.
     
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    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Very nice. If it shoots as good as it looks you have a winner.
     
  7. WildRose

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    By the way, the purpose of the 2nd picture is a game. The game is "where's the rifle?"... .gun)

    That is the test of good camo vs "tacticool".
     
  8. Gene R.

    Gene R. Well-Known Member

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    WR,
    Thanks, the full write up and photos is over in Gun photos. It's a 270wby, Douglas Premium 1-9tw on a 110 action, I just couldn't get the brass to prep scope and Duracote the brand new ViperPA. Let alone a IOR? Wow! that takes a set:D. Going to change from webbing on stock to gap camo with sponge affect in future. Yep, I've been impressed so far when I do my part. I've been breaking in barrel and getting a feel for powders and bullets it likes. So far 140's B.tips have been most consistant. I'll be ordering some 165's once I'm done breaking in.

    Gene
     
  9. WildRose

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    Well it looks awfully nice as it is or at least for the types of foliage/terrain we have in the west. The simpler you keep camo the more effective it is.

    On mine it's just two colors, Dark earth and Sand.

    Always go with the lightest color first and overlay the darker color(s). I strongly recommend playing with krylon till you get exactly what you want and then send it to whomever you want to have do the cerakote/durakote as is so they know exactly what you want in the end.

    Oh, the only stencil I use is a net. I couldn't find my camo netting so for this one believe it or not I just used a trout dip net.

    I apply the darker color varying the amount so that it's not consistent all the way even on an individual pass.

    In nature rarely do you have broad distinctions and clear lines, rather fading from one to the next shade or color. Where you do have sudden dramatic changes of color or tone it tends to draw eyes to that which is standing out.
     
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    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Great job on your rifle! It really looks nice!
     
  12. marioq

    marioq Well-Known Member

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    I like it. I was going to have the guy cerakote mine all black except the bolt. Leave it shiny. But now I see this and I think rose got some good stuff going on
     
  13. MMERSS

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    A little blast from the past. Hope your rifles are still shooting well.
     

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  14. Outlaw6.0

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    It's not a game is a serious concern! (at least on my part:D).... now where did I put that?!


    I'll have to stick with the tacticool as it would be the only one I can find after setting it down. :cool:


    Good shootin BTW-


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