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BigSurArcher
01-03-2012, 09:29 PM
I'm all done with my DIY work one my Winchester M70 30-06. Glass bedded the action, strengthened and inletted the forend for a free float, took the trigger down to 2 lbs, painted the stock, and topped it with a VX3 3.5-10x50 with the M1 turret. I can't believe how well it shoots. 3 shot groups at 100 have been 2 in the same hole with one about 1/4" outside. Haven't even shot it out of a vice yet.

I'm really impressed with the turret system. The other day I crushed a softball sized rock at 640 yds first try. Today I whacked this coyote at 466.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/DSC02193.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/DSC02197.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/DSC02201.jpg

Here is the rifle before (earlier this year).

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/Nevada2011028.jpg

Bitterroot Bulls
01-03-2012, 09:43 PM
Nice lookin' setup, BSA!

An elevation turret tuned up to your load is a beautiful thing.

Drhorsepower
01-03-2012, 09:44 PM
That's a very pretty stock! Good job! What company did you end up going with. It looks like a hogue or hs precision, I am not sure.

jenbickel
01-03-2012, 09:52 PM
Very nice set up!!!! I also love the backdrop in your coyote picture!

BigSurArcher
01-04-2012, 12:01 AM
Thanks. It's actually just the original factory stock that you see in the last photo. I inletted it, bedding it, and then did a nice rattle can paint job using fishnet stockings as a pattern. Figured I'd try to make the factory stock shoot before dropping the dough on a custom. Worked out well.

Drhorsepower
01-04-2012, 12:09 AM
Fishnet stockings made it look hot. You can bet I will be stealing that idea on my next gun build. It turned out great!

BigSurArcher
01-04-2012, 01:38 AM
Have at it! Here are some more close ups of the paint job. I used some of that flat Krylon camo spray paint, tan and olive drab. It doesn't look that great until you finish it with a few coats of satin clear coat. I also did the stock on my Rem. 870. Started with a few coats of olive, then strips of masking tape after it dried, then put the fishnet stocking over and hit it with tan. Once dry I pealed off the tape to reveal the olive camo, then finished with clear coat.

And... this was my first 3 shot 100 yd. group with the rifle. I've actually tightened it up even more by seating my bullets a touch shallower.

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/photobucket-2229-1325662000835.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/photobucket-1961-1325662298835.jpg

870 paint

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/photobucket-1165-1325662231409.jpg

http://i208.photobucket.com/albums/bb207/tharney/photobucket-2945-1324601594334.jpg

Ikeepitcold
01-04-2012, 08:33 AM
Love the paint job! Great idea. Also that is my favorite scope. I have the same on three of my guns as well and had the custom shop install drop turrets on all of them caliber specific as well as temp, and elevation. They work great!! I really
Ike the gage paint too.

jenbickel
01-04-2012, 09:20 AM
Fishnet stockings made it look hot. You can bet I will be stealing that idea on my next gun build. It turned out great!

Fishnet stockings make everything look hot ;) . I love how it turned out on the stock! I may have to steal that idea!

jay
01-15-2012, 12:43 AM
great looking 06 BSA...like everyone else said, hell of a job on paint. looks great man.