Well after a couple of years of going open sights and also mounting a scope over the reciever, i have now went the way of the scout set up. Burris 2x long eye relief scope with Leupold QRW rings mounted to the Ashley XS scout mount base. I have an Ashley XS ghost ring and a Williams firesite front site if need be. Looking forward to some range time to dial it all in.
THAT is one beautiful rifle there.
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Where did you get that poly stock?? :shock:
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Looks like spray on truck bed liner to me. If so, it works great. I found info on it here about two years ago. I slimmed my forearm down and sanded the butt stock. It took 6-7 super light applications with drying time in between. I use it on NW Alaska float trips. Not a scratch or chip on it yet. Makes me laugh when I see the $400+ custom stocks. Best $18 I ever spent. Anyone wanting more info/pictures, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy to pass on what I found here myself. Thanks to who ever told me about it in the first place.
Dan is right and its nice to see a fella that can attest to how strong and durable it is. I have had a few people whine and cry "How could you do that to the wood!!! :shock: " The wood on my Guidegun wasn't premium grade 1 by any means and i wanted a Guidegun that was tough and i use it as a tool.
Been thinking about doing that to my GS. But, I have never been very good with a spray gun. Maybe I should ask around at the local body shops.Originally Posted by Win94
its an aerosol can job my friend. :lol:
NICE cover on that GS...
I am getting my new (to me) GS this week (Thanks Sure_Shot)...
Won't paint it, but I will do a Black Tacky on my new (to me) Custom 18" 444s "Shorty" -
Glad to have a GS comin to the house again!
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Yes i would keep the wood the way it is for sure. Very nice.
Mine looks exactly like yours, without the scout setup. Mine is currently mounted over the receiver but that WILL change, too much hammer interference to suit me.
I've only had mine on one hunt and had to drag it through some serious brush, but not a single scrastch can be found. that stuff's as tough as nails.
I didn't do mine, but will do a bolt rifle I have the same as this one. Here's the instructions I got from the previous gun owner, who also did the stock.
If you plan on doing this to a rifle, let me spare you some serious headaches:
1-Sand the wood with about 80 grit sandpaper, to roughen up the wood. (Just the part that you are planning on spraying. Mask off the rest.
2-Wipe it down really good, to remove the dust.
3-DO NOT spray in the barrel channel, or any other nooks or crannies. This stuff is thick and super tough. If you do, you will end up not being able to get the action back in the stock, and it will become useless.
4-This stuff dries very, very fast.
5-Spray the stock about 8 inches from the nozzle. This will give you a thick coating, but it not have much texture.
6-Wait about 10 minutes before each coat, so the finish can harden.
7-When you spray the last two coats, hold the can at least 12 inches from the stock. This will give you a lot of texture, and more of a matte finish.
8-I think that I put about seven coats on your 45-70, if memory serves me right.
9-I highly recommend that you practice on a piece of cardboard, so that you get the feel for the amount of coverage that you are going to get.
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