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New 45/70 with IOR 4x, it ain't pretty, but it throws a huge-ass piece o'
 lead downrange.

In Mississippi, a breach-load 45/70 is a primitive weapon, which means I get to kill deer 2 weeks before any bolt-gunners can (legally.)

My first paint job.  There will be more!

It should blend well in Texas or Mississippi fall.
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cool paint job.....Thunbs%20Up



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You're paint job has a carbon fiber look to it Thunbs%20Up
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Nice job Rancid, looks kinda like a snakeskin pattern. Uncle Ted would be proud!
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Sweet!!
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Nice job, Rancid!
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Nice job. How did you get the pattern effect?
Whish I had less thumbs and more fingers!!!!
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Wild looking and hard kicking!
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WOW, very nice! That should do the trick.
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looks very nice, your scope is worth way more than your nef handirifle is.
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Nice looking pattern.  Did LTM do the work?  Just kidding.  One question.  Do you have reasonable clearance to cock the rifle with your thumb or is there an extension that I cannot see?
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OH WAIT A TICK, It says PAINT JOB........Bucky
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It's set up for mostly lefty shooting, so the hammer spur is on the left.

To get the pattern (for which I owe thanks to David Wilson), I put on a base coat, wrapped the rifle in an old sniper's veil, and sprayed the brown and green through the veil - worked like a charm. 

My next will use gray as the base coat rather than woodlands tan.  For those considering paying for a refinish, consider doing it yourself (I would recommend you start with a cheap gun to get the feel for the airbrush), it took about 2 hours total work time (prep and cleanup included) and cost me $100 for enough paint for 3 or 4 guns.  The guys below sell templates if you want something more intricate.

And yea, the optic cost considerably more than the rifle, but it is the best rifle for the job (under Mississippi law, Contenders are specifically forbidden, as are Ruger #1s) and I like to see what I am killing.

I bought everything here:

http://www.lauerweaponry.com/

It was much easier than I expected, and the paint has a pleasing smell that, without a respirator, and chased with a little whisky, gives a nice buzz - so it's got that going for it, which is nice.
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Here's a better pic of the pattern.




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that looks very nice mr cool aid lack a snake really neat
if i send you a rifle will you paint it lack that for me an how much dose it cost?
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What Rancid isn't saying is that he wiffed on a nice 9-point in Mississippi this January during the second 2-week primitive weapon season with the same rifle - except the 45-70 wasn't camo and it had a poor scope.  According to his theory, the MUCH nicer scope and better camo will prevent the same from happening again. 
 
We've nicknamed the still-living buck "Barnes" (from Platoon - "...Barnes ain't meant to die).
 
I'm sure Rancid will now fill you in on the remaining excuses for the miss.
 
I've seen the new paint job.  It does look fantastic!
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Thanx, bro.


3 words: Tasco Silver Antler.

My first miss on game.  "The only thing that can kill Barnes is Barnes."
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RC,
I know I'm late to this thread but thats a cool trick with the veil.  Did you use a flat clear coat over it? I'm just wondering about durability.  

P.S.
REMF,  that's cold sniping a Brother like that!!!  Hang your head boy, hang your head!!!
Oh wait your not the one who missed!!!!    ROFL
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Rancid is a good shot.  I just gave you the Cliff's Notes version of the story, but he went to war with an unproven weapon and got burned.
 
I may ask him to paint a gun for me in the future.  It really is good quality work.
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I didn't put a clear over it because I wanted it as matte as possible.  I have the clear and may try it on my next project.  For this one, I'll do a "before-and-after".

Also, for those interested, I found a guy (http://catalog.bulldogarms.com/) who sells much better templates at a much better price (the digitals from the other guys were too symmetric, too attached, too expensive.)

I'll have pics coming soon.

I'll document the whole thing, from prep, to paint, to finished product.

And my "buddy" failed to mention too that the POS scope shifted point-of-impact when the power changed. We, like noobs, zeroed at 9X and I shot at 3X. O, and the adjustments were backwards, up was down, left was right. And it was a TASCO SILVER ANTLER!

To be truly great at anything, you must first taste defeat - and now I have, my first miss, and it damn sure was a nice buck.
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Excellent RC,
I am really interested in the duriblity of the paint without clear. Also I'd like to get someone who has used a baked paint system to see if it has same life out of it.  I'm thinking about tinkering with this myself but I get O.C.D. way to easy and may make what little brains I have left boil out.   Whacko


Edited by Steelbenz - June/10/2008 at 17:51
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They have a matt, satin and gloss clear.  I just painted one with satin and it gave it a tiny bit of a shine but not much.  I really could not tell much difference between the before and after I applied the clear.  
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