The Build (W/TFF Help)

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Airdale, Nov 28, 2011.

  1. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    *bump*

    Need an update.. ;)
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    Right now I'm in a quandry. I know I'll get the action coated in some kind of finish before I get the whole project put together but I'd like to see the chassis before I decide on the finish.

    Couple I'm considering:

    This is a little on the expensive side but looks nice, http://www.mrarms.com/colors.html

    Then there is KG Gun Kote, Duracoat and others. Any suggestion on coatings and colors would be appreciated. Probably can't go wrong with some shade of olive. For now I'm leaving the barrel stainless.

    In the meantime I've taken the action to the smith, got the Timney trigger and looking at bolt handles.
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    KG would be a good yet inexpensive choice. I coated the green machine with it and its 2 years in on regular abuse and only very minor dings, hardly noticeable even after dropping it on the concrete.

    What shade did you order the chassis?
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    Ordered it in anodized green. Probably have seven weeks to wait (at least).
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    I would leave the action black then. The OD guncote is not as 'green' as the anodized Evolution chassis. It is more olive and a lighter shade altogether. I think theyd clash and look funny. Green evolution chassis, black action, scope mount, and scope with a stainless barrel... = SWEET!
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    You're probably right josh. Certainly make things simpler (and cheaper).
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    Re: The Build (Delayed)

    Have decided to go ahead and have my action trued and timed
    by Fred Moreo at SSS if I can get it in for their Feb run. Also gonna have 'em flute my bolt. If I'm lucky I should have it back about the time the chassis arrives.

    Figured I'd always regret not doing it right the first time around.
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    Excellent choice. You'll make a laser out of that thing.
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    Nice going project! I have a SS, fluted 26" barrel on my model 12, in .223 cal. and couldnt be more pleased!
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    Good to hear Zane. Shipped the action off and waiting for the chassis to be completed (probably 5-6 weeks). But it's so cold I wouldn't be shooting for, at least, that long.
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    Re: The Build (W/TFF Help) Chassis arrived

    The XLR chassis arrived and I'm not dissappointed. It is all I expected and more, it is flawless: Only thing left is getting my action back and I can start putting all the parts together.

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    :eek: whoa, whoa, whoa.... That is awesome
  13. JLA

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    Im jealous. I may need you to send it to me so i can verify is of sound quality and up to the task of a build.. ;)
  14. dad2thebone

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    Nice project ! Has me itching to do something now lol.
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    Looking for an update Airdale? How is the Rifle/unit coming along?
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