my new paint job

vegas steve

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thought i would do a repaint on my old trusty 7 mag.what do you guys think?
 

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I like it.
It does seem a little camo-ish for a bench gun (but I don't hang with that crowd so I'm not sure what is "in") and like too much shiny metal for a hunting gun. But I still dig the overall look.

Edit: And it appears to be backwards, but I guess you wrong-handers like 'em that way :cool:
 

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i used duplicolor cammo paint, and an industrial grade matte clear as a top coat.i started with a kahki base and then shot three fields of earth brown.i then took some small artistic sponges and sprayed some earth brown on a sheet of cardboard and dabbed the sponge in it and faded in the brown fields to the kahki.i added a few contrasting specs to lightly break up the solid spots,and dabbed a few blotches of olive drab for some character.
 

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took the trusty ol 7 mag out yesterday for some group testing and she shot well.benched at 200 yrds netted a .244 three shot group with the first load i tried
 

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I like it.
It does seem a little camo-ish for a bench gun (but I don't hang with that crowd so I'm not sure what is "in") and like too much shiny metal for a hunting gun. But I still dig the overall look.

Edit: And it appears to be backwards, but I guess you wrong-handers like 'em that way :cool:

its a steel plate gun foremost,and an extreme range coyote gun.i'm so far away from yotes they cant see the stainless barrel anyways.i dont like putting a finish on the barreled actions of my guns because i believe it disrupts the harmonics.
 

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its a steel plate gun foremost,and an extreme range coyote gun.i'm so far away from yotes they cant see the stainless barrel anyways.i dont like putting a finish on the barreled actions of my guns because i believe it disrupts the harmonics.

Good work. I do like the look.
 

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here is a sample of what criterion barrels can do with a good handload.remember guys this is a belted magnum
 

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