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    nice paint job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dannyb View Post
    Could be cause they have to site id to buy spray cans.....18+ ????
    Still plenty of other spray paint listed there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.m View Post
    Managed to get the gel out pretty easily. Took 10 minutes and lost 200grams in weight, I then gave her a lick of paint and clearcoat. Needs a few days to dry properly but pretty happy with the outcome. The test will be the longevity of the paint but worst case I give it a light sand and coat in a couple of years. Went with a fleck in the paint rather then webbing just because it was more readily available in nz.

    One thing I would say is if you are doing this stick with a matt clear coat. Bunnings didn't have any when I was there so got a satin finish, it looks nice but it's a little bit shiny. I think It will dull up a bit with use though.

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    Pretty inconsistent that gel mine was 247grams and then lost about 50 from the extra material in the but pad. Still bloody light. I initially filled the stock with expanding foam but it reacted with the hoppes so I never bothered. Honesty haven't noticed the stock sounding hollow when hunting. That must be nearing the 3 kg mark already to go now you've got the gel out? Lovely little rifle if I didn't have the 7mm08 I'd have kept that thing for sure. I may have to paint the 7mm though as is a bit rough nowadays
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    I just rounded that figure it was actually around 230 grams, but still a good saving on an already light rifle. Just did some quick calcs. It weighed in at 2.472 kg before I removed the gel, now down to 2.237kg or 4.9 pounds.
    That is including Talleys, bolt and magazine but no scope or suppressor.

    If I add 285g suppressor (dpt) and vx3hd 2.5-8x36 (323g) it will come in at just over 6 pounds but then by the time I loose 6 inches of barrel approximately 120g it will be bang on 6 pounds ready to go. Well that's the goal anyway and I reckon it's well and truely achievable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.m View Post
    I just rounded that figure it was actually around 230 grams, but still a good saving on an already light rifle. Just did some quick calcs. It weighed in at 2.472 kg before I removed the gel, now down to 2.237kg or 4.9 pounds.
    That is including Talleys, bolt and magazine but no scope or suppressor.

    If I add 285g suppressor (dpt) and vx3hd 2.5-8x36 (323g) it will come in at just over 6 pounds but then by the time I loose 6 inches of barrel approximately 120g it will be bang on 6 pounds ready to go. Well that's the goal anyway and I reckon it's well and truely achievable.
    My 308 with gel removed a 17” barrel
    Maniatis alpine lite
    Leupold 4-12

    2778 gm
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    Quote Originally Posted by ariki View Post
    My 308 with gel removed a 17” barrel
    Maniatis alpine lite
    Leupold 4-12

    2778 gm
    Honestly still think that's an epic allrounder. Reasonable barrel length, short overall length, plastic stock that's not to stressed about scratching up and lightweight. Down here though the extra few inch of barrel is a happy trade for the suppressor in open country and my 7mm is pretty rugged nowadays. Hope your enjoying it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ariki View Post
    My 308 with gel removed a 17” barrel
    Maniatis alpine lite
    Leupold 4-12

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    Is that the leupold vx freedom?

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    To matt off the satin finish, try rubbing it down with steel wool, or if thats still too shiny, scotchbrite. Rub only in one direction (along the length of the stock) and it should look nice and even.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.m View Post
    Is that the leupold vx freedom?
    Yes put a Leupold Freedom on it as to be honest optically
    It doesn’t give a lot up to the euro 1inch tubes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixtyTen View Post
    To matt off the satin finish, try rubbing it down with steel wool, or if thats still too shiny, scotchbrite. Rub only in one direction (along the length of the stock) and it should look nice and even.
    Cheers, good idea. Il give it a few days to really harden up and see what it's like before I do anything to it.

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    I reckon it looks nice compared to factory. I duno why they chose that brown colour for the hunter.

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    Shit that came up mint. Don't like the factory colour either
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick.m View Post
    Managed to get the gel out pretty easily. Took 10 minutes and lost 200grams in weight, I then gave her a lick of paint and clearcoat. Needs a few days to dry properly but pretty happy with the outcome. The test will be the longevity of the paint but worst case I give it a light sand and coat in a couple of years. Went with a fleck in the paint rather then webbing just because it was more readily available in nz.

    One thing I would say is if you are doing this stick with a matt clear coat. Bunnings didn't have any when I was there so got a satin finish, it looks nice but it's a little bit shiny. I think It will dull up a bit with use though.

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