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Has anyone tryed this? I like to put silver scopes with my stainless rifles but there in not enough of them around

Do you think it would be worth a shot or would it look stupid? I suppose it depends on the quality of the paint.
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As far as I know I've never seen it done nor heard of someone doing it.  You are right about not being enough silver scopes around............ and they cost more too!  I wouldn't want to try it out on a high $$ scope!  Would have to practice up on some cheap ones first, but you could probably do it.  Good luck.
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I don't see why not. Lots of people paint their entire rifle / scope in camo so what difference does the color make. I think you should test a few colors and types of paint first but I'm sure it will work okay. My only hesitation would be if it is a fine rifle which might look funny with a painted scope.

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Painting is no problem, covering the lenses from absolutely zero overspray is important. Its a one way street as you can't really ever go back and remove the paint entirely. Lot of guys paint their scopes in varminting and tactical applications. Would hope the scope manufacturer would never use it as an excuse to not perform warranty work.

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One of the members specialty is coating the whole firearm.  I would not paint the thing silver as it is to hard to match, or why I like black scopes on stainless guns.
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If you absolutely feel you want to..You could try one of the duracoat vendors..I had a black Sig slide done up in a stainless duracoat and it looks damn near perfect and has proved resilient.  But I have to concur that the warranty will be toast.
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Didn't we used to just go hunting and stalking up on game in Levi's and blued steel and walnut rifles?  Peeker                     ( anonymous...)        
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

Didn't we used to just go hunting and stalking up on game in Levi's and blued steel and walnut rifles?  Peeker                     ( anonymous...)        


Yeah, growing up back in the day we weren't paying hundreds of dollars for a scope or rifle and Ben Davis was the the clothing to hunt/ break brush with. Now it's $1000.00+ optics, custom rifles and camo's.

A silver scope can look awesome on a stainless rifle. I saw a post a few days ago that I can't find right now where someone listed a place that will change the color of your scope offering varity of colors to choose from. If someone reads this and can post a link to that thread  it might be worth looking into. Maybe they can match the scope color to the rifle manufacture.

Good luck!!


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you know a black scope looks fine on a stainless rifle too
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

you know a black scope looks fine on a stainless rifle too


Yeah it does, especially the ones with larger objectives. For hunting, anything over 50mm I'd go matte finish.
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matte finish, hell ya i hate glossy finished scopes for hunting, kinda defeats the purpose of camo if your sitting there trying to blend in and your scope is giving off a blinding reflection
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I saw that place on the internet where you could get your scope painted in any one of two dozen colors! ( like the Sherwin Williams store!).  I guess people can have all kinds of fun with their hobby. That's fine.  Personally, though..........I don't get it. 
 
Weatherproof, stainless, I get that!  Speckled paint, etc........I don't get that. Whatever.
 
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

I saw that place on the internet where you could get your scope painted in any one of two dozen colors! ( like the Sherwin Williams store!).  I guess people can have all kinds of fun with their hobby. That's fine.  Personally, though..........I don't get it. 
 
Weatherproof, stainless, I get that!  Speckled paint, etc........I don't get that. Whatever.
 
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Bam, found it!! It appears they specialize in camo scopes but the color chart shows many shades that may work.

http://www.larsontactical.com/index.html

The original thread.

http://www.opticstalk.com/forum_posts.asp?TID=9511

Yeah, I think the speckled paint is gear more toward the target or competition shooters so if  your a hunter I understand where your coming from but it's all good!! Times have changed and the price for toys is beyond crazy; if your going to drop the coin you might as well get what you want the first time around, Plain Jane or Custom. Bandito
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You just have to remember that any painted coating can and will scratch sooner or later. If scope is black underneath it will look a bit wonky when it starts to scratch up. Plan on several paint jobs over the years or buy a silver scope.

I remember those old days ED, hunters hunting in jeans and wool coats.....it would rain and you were soaked to the skin and smelled funny. Wood stocked guns and blued steel (even on a lot of scopes).....hunt in the rain and snow and spend time swabbing down the metal with some smelly solvent to prevent a rust bucket the next day. Boots that didn't really keep your feet warm and using an old magazine for a hot seat. Steel treestands that weighed more than you and jonee warmers too. I sure miss those "good ol days".........NOT! Give me a real weatherproof gun with a "speckled" stock and stainless guts, gore tex and space age insulation, aerial photos and GPS. And LOTS of aluminum........The good old days weren't all that great compared to todays products, I've used both.....trust me.....Oh yeah, and scopes that kinda worked and kinda had decent optics....

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uh-oh.............(gulp) ..Say%20What I still hunt in Levi's....and wool and flannel! Bucky   I do have a camoflage, rain-resistant type coat but I don't use it unless it's raining because it's TOO BULKY and fat. I feel like the Michelin Man in it.
I have also been wearing my old tan Carhartt coat for years!!!Peeker   Boy, am I a DINOSAUR! Think of all the game I ran out of the country with that blinding glare from that nasty old black gloss scope on my useless pre-64 Winchester! (hee hee)    Wink 
 
[ I think I even have a couple of ancient Carbon steel knives laying around, too...]  YikesRoll%20on%20Floor%20Laughing            -- Ed the dinosaur             HA!
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Yeah Ed you are a bit of a holdover I see, I'm sure you ran all that game to someone........:>)

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Yes........This is a true story..........I once missed a HUGE antelope out in Wyoming because I over-estimated the range....I was LAYING DOWN in the sagebrush and my perspective was off....and I shot HIGH........WAY OVER.....When he ran away, I stood up and said "oh, hell, he wasn't THAT far away, you moron!!"   Anyway, a week or so later someone from New York shot him correctly.....he was a Boone and Crockett!
 
Well, that doesn't have anything to do with shiny scopes...........BUT I did run HIM out of the country!! HA!    What a dope I was that day!   Must have been the Levi's!!    Bucky     
 
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new york huh? hmm
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Probably Elmira or Buck Snort or somewhere like that..........
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hmm who else do we know from new york??
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caledonia area maybe??
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STOP ****** Quit sniffing the Krylon silver paint out of that paper bag**Smoking** put down the spray paint.Flame%20Thrower
 
OK before we go take a scope and make it impossible to mount because of all the paint slopped on it lets go send it to the professionals at God Forbid ---  Leupold Custom Shop.
1-800-LEUPOLD  where you can get a "custom annodised finish" in your choice of colors or multiple colors.  https://secure.leupold.com/customshop/custom_shop.php You can eaven get VXIII  pink with red splatter pattern. So silver is not as much of a problem as you might think and it wont have a sixteenth of an inch of paint to keep it out of your rings.   Now for Tactical Camo Larson Tactical is the deal but those scopes go on and stay put.
 
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Would Leupold put Zeiss glass in the scope, too?!          Shocked
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lol they could maybe justify there high price if they did!
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