Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > The Other Side of the Ranch (Firearms)
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-21-2019, 06:27 PM   #1
TXbowman
Six Point
 
TXbowman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Antonio
Default Question about glossy rifle finish

I have a Weatherby Vanguard 7 mag in high gloss finish that was given to me. I'm hoping to use it in Colorado for mule deer in the next year or two. I really dont like the shine of the high gloss finish. The scope I plan to replace anyway and that will be matte finish. I imagine it wouldn't be too hard to strip the gloss on the stock and refinish it in matte. Would it look funny with a matte scope and stock but gloss barrel & action? Ignorant question but is it possible to refinish the barrel & action? Thanks.
TXbowman is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-21-2019, 06:31 PM   #2
twosixteens
Ten Point
 
twosixteens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: North Texas
Hunt In: Young County Mostly Mack’s Creek Missouri on occasion
Default

You could strip the stock and apply an oil finish and have the barreled action cera coated would look pretty good I bet. But in reality I would leave it like it is put a matte scope on it and go on. I love pretty wood and blued steel but you can’t find gloss scopes anymore unless you are willing to spend the money for Leupold custom shop and used gloss scopes are getting hard to find at a decent price.
twosixteens is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-21-2019, 06:37 PM   #3
Jon B
Ten Point
 
Jon B's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Central Tx.
Hunt In: Central Tx and the Western States
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by twosixteens View Post
You could strip the stock and apply an oil finish and have the barreled action cera coated would look pretty good I bet. But in reality I would leave it like it is put a matte scope on it and go on. I love pretty wood and blued steel but you canít find gloss scopes anymore unless you are willing to spend the money for Leupold custom shop and used gloss scopes are getting hard to find at a decent price.

The used market used to be littered with old glossy Leupolds.....not so much anymore. I be willing to bet you could scare a deer in more ways than a shiny rifle.

That being said, I am OCD about matched scopes and rifles. If you want to matte it out then do so. I'd only use the scaring game excuse if I was trying to convince my wife to part with the cash.
Jon B is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-21-2019, 06:50 PM   #4
TxAg
Pope & Young
 
TxAg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: DFW
Default

They make some aftermarket covers you could slap on for hunting. It'd help keep it from being dinged up and also cheap.
TxAg is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-21-2019, 06:52 PM   #5
kingranch
Ten Point
 
kingranch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: austin
Default

I sprayed my old rem bdl with Walmart clear matte paint
It came out great and best thing is when you want it off just use some carb cleaner and it wipes right off leaving the bluing untouched
kingranch is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-21-2019, 06:58 PM   #6
Outback
Ten Point
 
Outback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pearland
Hunt In: Llano primarily
Default

I bought a used Browning shotgun with a nicked up gloss finish. Holy crap that was one tough finish. It took a lot of chemicals and elbow grease to remove it. Could you scuff it up then camo paint it instead?

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
Outback is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-21-2019, 06:58 PM   #7
Outback
Ten Point
 
Outback's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Pearland
Hunt In: Llano primarily
Default

Or buy a Boyd's drop in stock.

Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
Outback is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-21-2019, 09:28 PM   #8
TXbowman
Six Point
 
TXbowman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Antonio
Default

All good suggestions that I will consider. Except that I want to keep the rifle as original as possible so I would prefer not to paint of swap stocks. Thanks for the info.
TXbowman is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-21-2019, 09:41 PM   #9
TXbowman
Six Point
 
TXbowman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: San Antonio
Default

twosixteens- about how much would cerakote run for a barreled action?
TXbowman is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-22-2019, 07:24 AM   #10
twosixteens
Ten Point
 
twosixteens's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: North Texas
Hunt In: Young County Mostly Mack’s Creek Missouri on occasion
Default

I had a shotgun done last year a shop south of Dallas for $175
twosixteens is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-22-2019, 07:46 AM   #11
cva34
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: van vleck
Hunt In: LOOKING
Default

Sure its possible to redo...is it worthwhile /worth expense ,not in my book...and probably de-value.Remember there ain't no shine when you looking down barrel...just bullet and fire

There are tapes that you can put on and supposedly remove without damage to finish..and there used to be like Gun Jacket or something..
cva34 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-22-2019, 07:50 AM   #12
doright
Eight Point
 
doright's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Polk co.
Hunt In: Shelby co.
Default

Get some camo tape ( cloth type not the duct tape type ) and cover it up. At the end of season or whenever you are done with it, pull the tape off and wipe off with W-D 40 to remove any adhesive that may still be on the gun.
doright is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-22-2019, 07:58 AM   #13
WItoTX
Ten Point
 
WItoTX's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Katy
Hunt In: Wisconsin, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana
Default

If you want to keep the rifle, but get rid of the shine, my dad used camo vet wrap on his shiny rifles and wrapped the entire thing. It won't add weight, and isn't permanent.
WItoTX is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 10-22-2019, 04:45 PM   #14
wytex
Eight Point
 
wytex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: Wyoming
Hunt In: Wyoming , Texas, Colorado, Nebraska
Default

Try some 0000 steel wool or Bear Tex pads and rub it down.
wytex is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:28 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com