camo tape

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by redteck215, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. redteck215

    redteck215 New Member

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    Im sure this has been asked before but i looked for over an hour. Anyways i have a savage mark 2 f thats showin up in a couple days and im excited it has a black synthetic stock. My question: is the mossy oak camo tape strong, good long lasting, and would it hold up good? I know black would be ok to hunt with i just really dig the camo. Thanks.
     
  2. jon1992d

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    First things first, iI love your picture! Second, I used a off brand product from the local store for a while untill I switched to the mossy oak tape for my .270 and it has been on there for a little over a year and a half without any wear and tear. Mind you even while hunting I treat my rifles like my children and try not to beat them up to bad ;) but for a few extra bucks its definetly a good camo tape. I would recoment looking into a camo synthetic stock though for the long haul. You wont have to worry asmuch about beating it up and having to replace it. The only problem i have had thoufg is in the winter if my gun rest in the snow for to long (over 6hours) the tape starts to get ripples on the edges and has to be replaced. This only happened twice it its probably becuase i put the tape on unevenly.
     
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  3. jeepejeep

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    I've used tape also and it works pretty good as long as you take your time putting it on without wrinkles and such. I used this on my 450 Bushmaster and really like it. Just follow the instructions and it isn't hard to use and so far is holding up well.
    http://www.mossyoakgraphics.com/
     
  4. purehavoc

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    We use thin skin 3m breathable camo tape , this stuff stretchs and conforms to any shape works best over black , we use it on all of our video cameras to film hunts , comes off without all the sticky crap left on when you do want to take it off , stays on pretty well and you can overlap this product if needed and it blends in with the stuff already on
    http://www.innovativeadhesives.com/index.php?cID=73
     
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  5. redteck215

    redteck215 New Member

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    Thanks for the imput. Id love to get a camo stock butt. Im streatched a tad tight so itd be a while.
     
  6. redteck215

    redteck215 New Member

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    Oh and thanks on the pic coment its my favorite drink
     
  7. jeepejeep

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    Use the Mossyoak that I posted. It looks just like a dipped/painted camo stock. Not hard at all to do. Here's my AR. The AR is much harder to do because of all the details of the receiver but with patience, it wasn't that hard. A regular rifle or shotgun would be a piece of cake.

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  8. redteck215

    redteck215 New Member

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    That ar looks sweet! Nice work! Kinda jelous too.
     
  9. redteck215

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    If you dont mind me asking how much did you pay for the camo? Thanks
     
  10. therewolf

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    If you have a deft hand with a spray can, why not rempove the stock and

    paint it with plastic spray?

    IIRC, it only takes 3 or 4 colors. Use an old board or cardboard for practice.
     
  11. jeepejeep

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  12. redteck215

    redteck215 New Member

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    That looks saweet thanks may be my next purchase
     
  13. griffin81

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    This cost about $20.00
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    Digital camo duct tape on stock

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    Then I took 1 1/2 inch strips of digital nylon fabric from Walmart and sewed it into a long peace and tied it at each end and then a small wrap of tape to keep the tied.

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    Tape and more camo nylon on scope

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    Also did a small amount on the bolt handle

    This lasted a year an I got bore with it and removed it it just took a little alcohol to remove some small amount of the tape glue. I did wipe down my metal work a good coat of CLP oil before wrapping the barrel. took about 2 hrs to do and a good sharp exacto knife.

    play the victim, be the victim
     
  14. Hookeye

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    I used to use tape, now I use a spray can.

    Intricate patterns are cool, but I don't have that much patience anymore.

    Here's one of my quick n dirty rattle can jobs.......

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  15. bigdaddy573

    bigdaddy573 New Member

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    If thats a quick job then I would love to see what u can do when u take your time
     
  16. jeepejeep

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    Yeah, Hookeye, that came out darn nice!
     
  17. redteck215

    redteck215 New Member

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    Im super excited. My rifle showed up yesterday and i picked it up sure is a beauty shootin it sunday :)

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  18. jeepejeep

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    Nice, good luck and enjoy it!
     
  19. Hookeye

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    Thanks guys.

    All I did was flat black the stock, let that cure for a while (overnight).

    Then tear up masking tape to make the stripes. The torn edge of the tape to the outside, stripes made from multiple pcs of tape. I did not push the tape on hard, for fear of it yanking the base coat up in removal. Oh yeah, the stock was degreased and lightly sanded to offer a better grip for the base coat. If I took all the paint off the stock would look pretty normal (not all scratched up).

    Then fog it green, then where the stripes are highlight with a lighter color (in this case tan).

    I've done some bows like that for bowfishing, use grey with blue highlights, pretty cool.

    Takes about 2 hrs to tape up a bow or stock, and get the last 2 colors on, dry enough to peel off.

    The big deal is to not make the pattern too busy, so make the stripes bigger than ya think. This 700 was as small as I'd go. The butt area wasn't as good as I liked, but I have done enough jobs to know that if it's tolerable, leave it alone ;)

    FWIW Krylon I believe makes a cool paint called "webbing" that can duplicate some manufacturer's splatter effects. I run white with grey highlights and black webbing for snow camo. I did a little 600 and it came out very good, but pics don't do it justice :(

    I use a matte clear spray for the protective finish. It seems to hold up well. Solvents over time, if left to stand, will eat it off. If done right the clear can be a real PITA to get off (I undid an 870 synth stock set I painted and man it was on there good!). I scrubbed like crazy to get the clear to break down, the reg paint came off easier (used acetone). The 700 has been cleaned, maintained, using Remoil, the gun hunted hard, and the paintjob so far looks undisturbed.

    I dunno what bug spray would do to the clear.
     
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