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De-tacticalizing a 500.

Discussion in 'Mossberg 500 Pump Action' started by John A., Jan 30, 2018.

  1. ripjack13

    ripjack13 Resident Sawdust Maker Staff Member Administrator Supporter "Philanthropist"

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    That's looking good John. Whats the camo ?
  2. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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  4. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Typically, I try to do as few dips as I can. But it depends a lot of the shape of the parts, the length, width and angle, etc.

    And I also try to do both sides at once, wherever possible. This lets me make sure the area that is most seen has as few "seams" as I can too. Like, the top of the stock is one of the main area's where I don't want a seam. There are usually a seam somewhere, but I prefer them to be on the bottom or wherever you can't see them.

    Let's see. I dipped the receiver and mag tube together. I ended up having to dip the receiver itself twice because I goofed up. So, I'm not going to count that as two dips even though it was.

    I dipped the barrel.

    I dipped the handguard

    I dipped the action slide.

    I dipped the scope rail

    I dipped the angled grip.

    And when I get it next week, I'll dip the stock. And there will only be enough left over to dip the two XTR magpul rail covers.

    I have just enough barely to dip the stock as one piece. If it doesn't cover right, or I mess it up, I'm certain that I'll have to order a whole nother meter of film. I would rather not goof it up if at all possible.

    So, I'm going to take as many pains dipping the stock as I can.
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    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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  7. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Only thing left is to get a couple ladder rail covers or magpul XT covers for the sides of the ergo forend and dip them, but for the most part, it's done.


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  8. Elbert Garrett

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    It`s looking good John! :thumbsup:
  9. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Thanks buddy.

    I've been wanting to get this project done for far too long. Seems like every time I was going to fool with it, something would distract me and it kept getting pushed to the back burner.

    Look. Over there. Squirrel.
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  10. 95jza80tt

    95jza80tt .270 WIN

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    Wow I don't know how I missed this thread. Great job on refinishing and repurposing your mossy.
  11. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    Thank you very much.

    Just something that I enjoy doing.

    I admit that it feels a lot better in the hand now.

    Nothing against the ATI stock set because it's never given me a second of trouble, but the slide release doesn't jive with a vertical grip at all.
  12. ripjack13

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  13. John A.

    John A. Unconstitutional laws are not laws. Staff Member Administrator Global Moderator

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    My wife has told me for years that I'm just like the old man in that cartoon.

    True story.

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