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I was kinda surprised. I didnt think the stuff would show up till next week. Well I had to get a couple things anyways, so I got a couple things for the XL7 .270 while I was at it. She got a new Harris LMS bipod, an Alpha-Bravo bipod lock, Butler Creek sling. A DNZ Game Reaper medium height 1pc mount/rings, and a new Redfield 3-9x40 scope. Now all I have to do is decide between painting my own stock, or have it dipped. Decisions, decisions. What do ya think?

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Gonna be a nice setup when you get her done! What color(s) are you thinking about? Depending on what you want, you can try it out yourself first and if you're not happy with the results, have it dipped. I painted my son's stock, barrel and scope for a cost of about $10 and a couple hours of work. It turned out better than I thought it would and he was EXTREMELY happy with the results.
 

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If I try and paint it myself, I was thinking of a mixture of maybe desert sand, coyote brown, OD green, and black. Something that would be good almost year round. Im not sure what pattern I would pick if I had it dipped. Tarjac has alot of interesting patterns. They seem a little pricey to me though, not that it wouldnt be worth it. I have a call into a local guy here that seems to have a similar process, and I was told he will do it for about 50 bucks. I just havent made my mind up yet.

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If I try and paint it myself, I was thinking of a mixture of maybe desert sand, coyote brown, OD green, and black. Something that would be good almost year round. Im not sure what pattern I would pick if I had it dipped. Tarjac has alot of interesting patterns. They seem a little pricey to me though, not that it wouldnt be worth it. I have a call into a local guy here that seems to have a similar process, and I was told he will do it for about 50 bucks. I just havent made my mind up yet.

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Wild Bill,

Link to my recent post with pictures of my .270 that I painted myself. It wasn't that hard, and I am glad I did it instead having someone else paint it. The experience and lessons learned will help when I pick up my next X gun - the X7VH in .308. The .270 will be handed off to my son.

http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,86820.0.html
 

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I wouldn't mind seeing a picture of the DNZ 1-piece base and ring installed. I was considering this setup. Pictures of the bolt clearance and the space between scope housing and barrel would be nice....if you don't mind. Sorry if that sounds kind of demanding.
 

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Nice job Cubby! It looks good. I am still trying to talk myself into trying it. I will have to try it first on one of my other rifles. Cancov, I will take pics as soon as I get the DNZ mount and Redfield mounted. I have to say I am very impressed with the DNZ mount, and the Redfield for that matter. The machining and finish on the mount is superb, and the Redfield has got to have one of the clearest and sharpest image I have seen, especially one on a working mans budget. I chose this mount mainly because I have had a couple name brand rings shoot loose before, even though they were torqued correctly. I just thought I would try the DNZ because it takes more hardware out of the question. Less to go wrong or come loose. The proof will be at the range.

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Well, I got a surprise yesterday. It was my birthday and my girlfriend had heard me talking about painting or dipping my stock. So she contacted a local company that does it and got me a gift certificate to get my stock done. She's awesome. I'll let you know how it turns out. Now I just have to pick a pattern.

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Have you considered dipping the entire gun, stock, base and rings, and scope? I'd have to say that would be the way to go if you're already dipping, of course if you're in to that kind of thing. There's just something about fully dipped turkey of waterfowl shotguns that I like...a lot.
 

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I have considered dipping the whole rifle but have decided against it for now. I just got my new gunsmithing tools in and will be disassembling it later today. I am not sure how to get the recoil pad off, but I guess I will figure it out. I will just be dipping the stock on this gun, but I may consider fully dipping one of my shotguns just to see what its like. Btw, does anyone know where to get a metal trigger guard, other than Marlin or Brownells? They have been out of stock for a while.

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Thanks for the idea tireman. Do you have a web address for them and a part number by chance? I tried to google gun parts, and lets just say there are many options. :)

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Thank you, I found it. Have you installed it yet? How did it fit for you?

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I went ahead and ordered the metal tg from Numrich since they have been hard to find lately. Thank you again for the info. I am trying to put together the best setup I can for the money.

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