Camouflaging my Hunters

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    Bullfrog
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    A few years ago I did a hack spray paint job on my .25 Mrod. In terms of actually camouflaging my gun, it was amazingly effective. But it was ugly as sin. It looked like I gave a few cans of cams spray paint to a child and told them to have at it. So I named the gun "Uglrod" after that. 

    I decided to try again after watching an Eric Henderson video that showed how he spray paints his Texans. So I tried it with my Texan .308 SS and my short Flex. I made some mistakes on the Texan, but it still came out passible. My Flex came out much more neat looking. The main difference was that I had an issue with my primer out of the can on the Texan. I was more careful with the Flex to make sure the primer went on smooth. But I'm still happy with both guns:

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    PineappleExpress
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    GREAT JOB! Just make sure you don’t put them down and turn around.. you might not be able to find them! 

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    Bob_O
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    Dang, that is very nice looking!!!

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    TiredRooster
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    That looks really good. I painted a .308 bolt gun I had years ago. As far as being well camouflaged, it was. You could lay it down and lose it….exaggeration of course. But was not as well patterned as yours seems to be. Good job.

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    crittahitta
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    They look great. What did you use for the patterns?

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    Loren
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    Nice landscape photos…you should post some photos of the rifles….lol

    Great job!!

     

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    ackc1234
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    Your right they look a lot better than old uglrod. Seriously they both look great. Thanks a lot for your channel as well it was one of the main reasons I got into airguns. 

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    sonny
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    very nice job. Tell us about that sight on the second gun, is it a red dot? what distances do you shoot it from?

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    Bullfrog
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    I used a $3 stencil from Hobby Lobby that has zebra striping on one end and leopard spots on the other. I didn’t use the leopard spots on these. I am when I paint the next gun. 

    I tried using a homemade cardboard stencil but I wasn’t happy with it. 

    The sight on the Flex is a Eotech L3 (a real one not a knock off). It has no magnification, but I still stoot nickle sized groups at 50 yards with it. 

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    T3PRanch
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    I like to use local native plants for stencils. You have some nice palm fronds and pine needles there as well as other local vegetation.

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    Bullfrog
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    I considered using the palmettos as stencils, but decided against it because I didn’t want to have to plan to paint in reverse, as a solid object overlaid acts as a reverse stencil. A lot of hunters around here like to camo their beater trucks with palmettos and they end up making brown palmettos with green backgrounds instead of green palmettos with brown backgrounds for that reason  

    I’d love to make a sheet stencil traced with a palmetto frond and to find a proper vibrant but flat green that matches the palmettos so I could make proper palmetto patterns. They are the universal plant here. 

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    WHITEFANG
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    Being a self camo fan the gun looks great.

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    Bullfrog
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    I wasn't happy with the Army Green I used for my greens. It doesn't match the vibrate green that much of Florida's vegetation keeps year-round. Last night at Walmart I found something that looked like it matched the green of a palmetto frond, Rustoleum's "Eden" color. I redid my .308 and here's how it turned out:

    I'm going to leave the Flex as is just because it looks so clean. But I'm glad I redid the .308. 

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    intenseaty22
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    Just seeing this tonight, excellent job, but seriously, don't turn around, specially with that last paint. 

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