FIRST camo rifle paint job **w/pics**

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    FIRST camo rifle paint job **w/pics**

    With not much of an idea of what would happen or how bad I may screw up a nice hunting rifle I decided to camo my first rifle. Rifle is a Ruger MK II SS in 270 win. Paint is Rustoleum (SP?) primer, brown, dark earth, and tan. As you will see in the pics to follow it turned out better than I thought it would. The colors are a little off due to the lighting in my garage and the camera flash, but in real life they match the winter conditions of my hunting are very well. If anyone wants a break down on how to do it I will post what I did and what I would do over again. I will do the scope and rings later. I need to get some butler creek caps for the scope before I paint it and need a higher set of rings as well. Once I get the rifle complete I will post the completed project. As a starting point I used the advice of a friend of mine, LTRDavid, you can see more at his site http://www.LTRDavid.net









    Let me know what you think.....good or bad!

    QUESTION: should I put a coat of matte clear on top of it? Let me know.

    EDIT: the 3rd pic is about the closest true color of the rifle

    HERE ARE PICS IN MY AO. LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK.






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    Looks good, littel tip, make sure to pack the inside of the BC caps with cotton balls to extra protect your glass, some paint can get inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mlammers
    Looks good, littel tip, make sure to pack the inside of the BC caps with cotton balls to extra protect your glass, some paint can get inside.
    VERY GOOD IDEA! Thanks!! (I would not have done that ops: )

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    Looks good caver! Nice work. Posting your procedures would be a good fit for this DIY forum

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    I had a couple of spair minutes at lunch so I took a few photos of it in my AO, see first post for AO photos.

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    very nice!

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    Looks really good in the outside pics, especially the 2nd one.

    That being said, I'm so used to seeing the 'typical' camo pattern that looking at the rifle inside I thought maybe you were taking up a shooting position behind my grandmother's old table with all the doilies on it.
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    I didn't really like it in the first photo, but once you showed it on the ground I'm really impressed with the way it blends in! The cammo pattern kinda reminds me of a rattlesnake skin. Good job!
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    Nice work!

    Looked out of place in the home, but man...when outside!!! But that's the point.
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