Rattle canned my first 870...

Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by woodiefanatic, Mar 28, 2021.

  1. Fogie

    Fogie Senior Refuge Member

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    Yes Sir, calipered her gun and bought the proper one. Installed as you said and it seems solid, just don't want her to lose her new gun in The Virg.
    Speaking of The Virg..the salt cedar down there will eat a finish in one early season trip.
    Been krylon-ing shot guns for years, hit em' with multiple coats of gray and red primer before the last colors. As the top coat wears off, the primers start to show and perfect camo up there.-))
     
  2. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    Hard to argue with the cerakote, pretty tough stuff, seems to last. Not so much for the dips out there. They WILL wear, or, in extreme cases, fade or change colors.

    Now, I will toss my gun down on the ground (soft grassy type ground, not rocks) and my gun falls over a couple of times per year. Leaning against barbed wire fences, banging against my decoys, etc, etc. Lots of pics out there of dip finishes wearing through.

    NOT, (I repeat- NOT) knocking your finish choices. My mind says, if I scrape up my spray finish, and I WANT to (I have OCD, so this happens often) I can fix it in about 5 minutes, and an over-night dry.
     
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  3. Native NV Ducker

    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    Ahhh, the Virgin River. I know it well.

    I don't think you have to worry about losing it. You will notice it getting loose LONG before it will come off.
     
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  4. Dr Swane

    Dr Swane Senior Refuge Member

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    I cerakoted a Beretta a350, a300 barrel to match my receiver, and an old SxS that my brother and I refinished with blueing years ago (it was my grandpas). For certain guns, the cerakote route works out. The finish will wear, I’m not worried about that. The surfaces on the SxS are better protected, and function much smoother with light lubrication than old steel or blued steel.

    The A350 was a custom Burnt Bronze and Magpul Green Mix, it looks a bit different in different light. The SxS was a Blend of Grays and Navy or Midnight blue (he was a navy vet in WW2). EF7FAF00-9A90-4A0A-899E-1BC27B3963B2.jpeg A8DDFF13-6223-4F3C-9960-6AACA07C2387.jpeg A50ACD40-F40A-49C2-8979-71B15289C474.jpeg 82688664-2E51-4083-A711-D356C26BF178.jpeg F7CB303D-0313-4E79-8CA7-D13C6F6B7BD8.jpeg A50ACD40-F40A-49C2-8979-71B15289C474.jpeg


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  5. Dr Swane

    Dr Swane Senior Refuge Member

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    The above post has a Hatfield OU with factory bronze cerakote and I sprayed up the wood. 6EEDDA16-83C4-4B3B-915F-FE77C1DCC5F5.jpeg 21E0BF97-E253-4F9F-910E-E18F8274DD96.jpeg 6FDD617C-322D-4471-9C13-D2B64E9D02B6.jpeg I didn’t mean for that to post, but here’s a few more photos. The factory cerakote was already pretty scratched up, but it’s a very cheap gun (functions well enough for the price point).
     
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  6. Tuleman

    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    That is nice. REALLY nice.
     
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    Tuleman Elite Refuge Member

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    Were it me, I'd add some blotches of darker tan/light brown and possibly a little.....but very little....olive drab.
     
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  8. creedsduckman

    creedsduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I thought so too. That's why I tried to get her to do my gun.
     
  9. magnumyammerhammer

    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

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    Nice job!
    I use to do a lot of layout boat hunting for geese, and a few ducks, and I wrapped my Mossberg 500 and gray duck tape. Worked great.
     
  10. derbyacresbob

    derbyacresbob Senior Refuge Member

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    If your shotgun is painted there is no need to spray WD-40 or carburetor cleaner on the outside of it. You can wipe off the mud and blood with a damp cloth.
     

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