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    AK outdoor forum,

    I have Rem700 adl stock I use primarily for seal/fox/beaver (varmit to medium sized) game and I was thinking of camouflaging the black stock to white/icy hue for use on ice.

    What is the best method for doing this I've heard of spray painting, and also types of tape that is supposedly removable.
    Anything helps!!

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    Here is a pic of the one I did in white spray paint.








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    Get yourself some white vet wrap. Not sure what exactly it is called, but it is an elastic type bandage that works great on guns. Wrap it on, it sticks to itself, and your gun will virtually disappear in the snow. When spring comes, cut it off. It is only a few dollars for a roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amigo Will View Post
    Here is a pic of the one I did in white spray paint.








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    Ha ha! Good one Will!

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    I think it's Browning that has a new snow wrap for guns. It looked really good. Check it out.

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    This was done last night with white Camo wrap from sportsman's. $16 from sportsman's or you can get it online. Took me 15min and I think it turned out great, no glue, paint. (McNett Camo Form online at Amazon for $14)
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    Quote Originally Posted by alaska907 View Post
    This was done last night with white Camo wrap from sportsman's. $16 from sportsman's or you can get it online. Took me 15min and I think it turned out great, no glue, paint. (McNett Camo Form online at Amazon for $14)
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    I use that too, works great to go from fall camp to winter camp, it's reusable too.


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    I've always worried that moisture would build up between the wrap and the steel. Not a problem?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    I've always worried that moisture would build up between the wrap and the steel. Not a problem?
    It will. My brother wrapped a blued rifle, rusted bad. Maybe a little care would have helped.........Out of sight out of mind...can't see the metal must be OK.
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    This is the second year useing the wrap. I get new wrap every year but what I have found is when I clean my rifel after a weekend hunt I take the wrap off and clean under it. Still no rust, and rifel still looks new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alaska907 View Post
    This was done last night with white Camo wrap from sportsman's. $16 from sportsman's or you can get it online. Took me 15min and I think it turned out great, no glue, paint. (McNett Camo Form online at Amazon for $14)
    I have to say that I do like the looks of that.

    Quote Originally Posted by alaska907 View Post
    I get new wrap every year but what I have found is when I clean my rifel after a weekend hunt I take the wrap off and clean under it. Still no rust, and rifel still looks new.
    So you can still re-wrap it using the same stuff?
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    You can re-wrap after washing in warm soapy water, sticks great.

    I have never had a problem with moisture but I always bring my gun in and dry it , the wrap dries fast enough for me.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sayak View Post
    I've always worried that moisture would build up between the wrap and the steel. Not a problem?
    I've use the vet wrap for years. I would wrap it as soon as the ground was white, and take it off when I got around to it in the spring after the snow was gone. The rifle I use it on is a blued Remington 700, and I have never had so much as a spot of rust on it. I don't baby my rifles by any means, but I do take care of them and make sure they get dry after a hunt. The vet wrap might be designed to breath a bit, since it's original purpose is for wrapping animal legs much more so than rifles. I don't have any experience with any of the tape products. The vet wrap sticks to itself and nothing else.

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    if the rifle is to be winter use only... you could replace the stock with a grey syn from Remington, or Hogue..

    The grey will blend in with white or shadows very well.

    it also works ok in the fall, if you wanted to use it for caribou and such

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    http://www.alaskahydrographics.com/

    $100 and you can get the stock hydro dipped. $300 for the whole gun.

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    Another good thing about the tape wrap is that it also improves your grip on your weapon when walking around with cold hands and snowy conditions.
    Your sarcasm is way, waaaayyyyyyyy more sarcastic than mine!

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    One other idea is to buy cheap white fabric from a craft store or anywhere really. I cut it out in a rectangular shape the length of the barrel that tapered towards one end and cut the edges a few inches up in 1" increments. After doing a quick spray paint job for some black shading, I tied a few of the strips to each other and had a sliding sock for over the barrel and fore end. I didn't make anything for the stock or rear portion of the stock yet but should be easy to repeat the process. Easy on/off and reusable for as long as you care to keep it.

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