Painting Stock or whole rifle?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by cpttango30, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. Paint only the stock

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  2. Paint stock and metal

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  3. paint stock, metal, and scope

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  4. Other.....

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  1. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Ok so I am building a parts list for a semicustom home built Hunting rifle.

    The action is a savage Varmint with detachable mag and a .473" bolt face. I havent decided on caliber yet. Might do a 260 rem or a 25-308 (25 Souper). Not sure yet. Thanks to switchbarrel I have my stock a Stockade Woodchuck.

    Optics are not set yet either.

    Back on topic I am using a stainless action and a stainless barrel. I am just wondering if I should have them both painted together or leave the metal alone.
     
  2. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I personally don't care for the barrel or action being painted, although one of my rifles is that way.

    The stainless will look awesome with the stock you picked.
     

  3. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    Twilight Zone!!!

    Voted for full paint job. That's only in Camo and you have the Gilly suit to go with it.:eek::)
     
  4. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Where's the paint the deck option? :p
     
  5. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I like stainless firearms. Leave the steel alone.
     
  6. willshoum

    willshoum New Member

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    In The future!

    We are not Looking for a gun that can be seen a mile a way. You need to see the future. You don't give away your position with a high lighted Barrel. Keep these in your Safe. I'm Lookin to keep my head intack!!!! Shoot first and answer Questions later!!
     
  7. FCross7

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    I voted stock only. I've never really liked the look of rifles that are totally painted. Just my opinion.

    -Fred
     
  8. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Geez Will, he didn't say it was a Zombie rifle. :eek:
     
  9. orangello

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    Shouldn't that be the Stockade "Leadchuck"?

    I prefer the more traditional non-painted metal look.
     
  10. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    I voted "Paint the whole dang thing".
     
  11. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Ok I think I may leave the metal.

    I am thinking this is the rifle.

    Savage action
    Douglass 260 barrel from Sharp Shooters Supply.
    Rifle Basix trigger
    Stockade Woodchuck stock in green with black webbing.
    Warne 1-Piece Tactical Picatinny base
    Leupold 30mm Mark 4 Picatinny
    Leupold vx-3L 4.5-15x56mm
    or
    IOR Valdada 4-14x50mm with the Ill 4a dot

    All told we are looking at just under $2500 for all this. Plus some go no go gauges for installing the barrel. and maybe on of them fancy smancy scope ring grinder thingies.
     
  12. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Always thought you were a huge "Leupold is over priced" kinda guy....?
     
  13. AusLach

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    I think the stainless metal will look great with the stock colour that is in the picture. Also, the contrast between the matte black scope, silver action and barrel and dark painted stock will make for an excellent looking rifle.
     
  14. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    They are but I want some dam good glass on top of this baby.

    I would go with a Nikon but I can't find what I want in a nikon :(

    Ziess has a few scopes I am also looking at. Seeing as I may go with a silver scope to match the SS action and barrel.

    Ziess Zeiss 4.5-14x50AO MC Conquest Hunting Turret Rifle Scope Stainless Finish w/ #20 Reticle 5214929920 FREE S&H 5214929920. Zeiss Riflescopes.

    Might even go Nightforce. NightForce 3.5-15x50 NXS Tactical Illuminated Reticle Riflescopes-Mil-Dot, NP-R1, NP-1, MLR Retickes FREE S&H NXS1550-MIL-DOT, NXS1550-MLR, NXS1550-NP-1, NXS1550-NP-1RR, NXS1550-NP-2DD, NXS1550-NP-R1,
     
  15. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    I just put that same Zeiss scope on my .22-250! Only in matte.
     
  16. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Here is mine:
     

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  17. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    Well then I can't do that now. Thanks man.....




    KIDDING LON.
     
  18. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    Well, I went with the #4 reticule, so you're okay.