Time for paint Black or silver for the barrel what do you think?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by ICANHITHIMMAN, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Hay guys I got my Montour county rifles 300 win mag all set now load is done rig is shooting so sweet got 90 rounds down range now.

    I want to paint the barrel. Here are my two choices gloss black or keep it silver what do you guys think?

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  2. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

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    I'd paint it OD Green, to blend with your stock.
     

  3. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    I dont see a pic
     
  4. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    pic just came up. I would go with od green or tan, not black.
     
  5. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    forgot to ask, how does it shoot?
    kevin built my brother's 300 wm and it shoots the 190 berger lights out.
     
  6. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Awsome looking rifle! I love the SS barrel and black muzzle break. Planning the exact same thing on my 300win mag. And I think either leave the barrel as is or paint it OD green to match your stock, like said above.
     
  7. MN Hunter

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    I think the suggestion to go OD green is a good one.
     
  8. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Dam guys OD green hugh it had not crossed my mind. I cant paint the action with out rebeding the rifle so keep that in mind when you picture it in your head ok.
     
  9. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    It shoots great! 1/4 at 200 yards right now. Kevin had to get a new reamer for the build as your brothers rifle is a tight neck right? I did not want to turn necks so he got a new reamer for me. I have no place to shoot past 200yards at the monent at least no place with in and hour and a half. So I have not stretched its legs yet.

    Im shooting
    185g Berger VLD Hunting (.050 off the lands)
    81.0g H1000
    Nosler Brass
    CCI BR2 primers
     
  10. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, but Im with the others on this one. O/D green. But black is always a better option than ''shining silver'' IMO. Either way, its a great lookin rig even as is.
     
  11. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    I'd leave it the way it is now but to answer your question with only those two choices I'd guess I'd say silver but given free choice of colors I'd say match one of the colors in the camo stock.
     
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  12. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys Id love to here more opnions too. I have od green, black, coyote, ss gray and brown I just dont know
     
  13. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    Sound like your open to other colors other than silver or black, If so then I'd go with OD green.
     
  14. flyin lizard

    flyin lizard Well-Known Member

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    For the looking cool factor leave it bare, for functional as a hunting rifle camo it to match the stock.. I know,,,big help..:D