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  • Rifle Painting Tutorial

    I had to paint my rifle for an upcoming competition, so I figured I would do a writeup while I was at it.

    http://www.8541tactical.com/rifle%20painting.php
    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell
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  • #2
    Nice work! Thanks for taking the time to post up your skills for the rest of us to use.

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    • #3
      Nice job. I was considering painting my AR anyway. Now I may do it sooner than later.
      ROLL TIDE!!!

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      • #4
        I wish I had an extra AR for an AR Painting Turorial, but there isn't a lot to it for a working gun.
        "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell
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        • #5
          Here are some better pics of the finished job:







          "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell
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          • #6
            Hey Blackdog, have you ever thought about threading the barrel for a flash hider? Just curious. Oh, and the paint job looks great. Makes me want to do it.

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            • #7
              Soon I am actually going to have the barrel cut back to 20" and have a QD Flash Hider for a suppressor installed.

              It does have a bit of a flash at night.
              "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell
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              • #8
                Very nice! I just might drag out my airbrush and try my hand at it.

                Thanks for taking the time to do a writeup Blackdog!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Blackdog F4i View Post
                  Soon I am actually going to have the barrel cut back to 20" and have a QD Flash Hider for a suppressor installed.

                  It does have a bit of a flash at night.
                  Is there any advantage to having a 20" barrel of 26"? Or is it just preference and not having to lug such a heavy/long weapon around?

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                  • #10
                    There is very little benefit in a 26" barrel over a 20" barrel. Even less when you can hand load for what the rifle likes.

                    For duty use, the chance of a LE Sniper needing to take a shot more than 500 yards is almost non-existent. So being limited to 168gr or 175gr Federal Gold Metal Match is not a problem.

                    When stretching it's legs to 1K I can get there with Lapua 155gr Scenars over a healthy charge of Varget or RE-15.

                    Length and weight also has something to do with it. A 26" barrel with another 8-10" of suppressor is not something you want to shoot offhand or have to move around with.

                    Also remember that barrel length has little to do with accuracy. Most of the folks I have spoken with who have had factory Remington barrels cut down have actually seen an increase in accuracy due to the resulting increase in rigidity.
                    "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Blackdog F4i View Post
                      I wish I had an extra AR for an AR Painting Turorial, but there isn't a lot to it for a working gun.
                      I have been wanting to do an ACU pattern on my M4. How hard is that stuff to strip off if I screw it up?

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                      • #12
                        If you were going to do something as detailed as an ACU pattern, you do not want to use the paint I did. The Krylon is only meant to be temporary. Next year at this time this rifle will look ROUGH!

                        For something that you want to be a permanent I would look at Duracoat, Guncoat, Molyresin or something of that nature. If you screw it up, most allow you to just paint over. If you want to remove it after it's cured some blasting may be required.
                        "People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf." - George Orwell
                        8541tactical.com - Ammo Wallets

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Blackdog F4i View Post
                          I wish I had an extra AR for an AR Painting Turorial, but there isn't a lot to it for a working gun.
                          I'll volunteer one of mine.
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                          "Po Po coming through!" all rights reserved DJS



                          'Do we really need 'smart bombs' to drop on these dumb bastards?'

                          http://www.snipercompany.com/

                          M16/AR15/M4 Armorer

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Blackdog F4i View Post
                            If you were going to do something as detailed as an ACU pattern, you do not want to use the paint I did. The Krylon is only meant to be temporary. Next year at this time this rifle will look ROUGH!

                            For something that you want to be a permanent I would look at Duracoat, Guncoat, Molyresin or something of that nature. If you screw it up, most allow you to just paint over. If you want to remove it after it's cured some blasting may be required.

                            Yeah, I was looking at Duracoat, I just have not seen one done that looks the way I want it to. The closest is actually that stretchy ACU tape that you can put on then peel right back off. I might tape it up with that for awhile to see if I like the look.

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                            • #15
                              THe more beat up the paint gets the more charater it has.

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