Remove M from stock?

Discussion in 'Modifications' started by Ridge Runner, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. kawzak Member

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    The skin looks pretty cool. I watched the video on the rifle install. Not sure I would use any kind of heat on/around my scope. If it would go on with just a wisp of heat-I quess that would be OK. Just my 2 cents.
  2. Beast Master Actual Member

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    I think using a heat gun would be fine on most if not all scopes. You don't typically have to worry about condensation because they are purged with nitrogen. And I think that slight increases in heat would be comparable to having your rifle out in the desert sun for a range day. I haven't heard any ill effects from the reviews that I have read so far either.
  3. kawzak Member

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    I would not at all be worried about condensation inside the scope because all scope are purged with nitrogen (maybe some real cheap ones -may not be).I would be worried about the expansion of that nitrogen (100%), since nitrogen expands and contracts more than regular air we breath (70%) nitrogen. I would not want any trying to escape past O-rings. This would be my concern. Leaving a scope out in the full sun would not be good either IMO. In fact I believe scope manufacturers state this in their owners manuals.
  4. kawzak Member

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    I remover the stippled area and all. After I had removed the "M" and checkered this area-it just looked silly. A stippled area, a checkered area, then another stippled area. I taped the area around this whole area with wide masking tape, used a large aggressive cut file at first. way too slow. I used my sander with 60 grit, then 150, then 320, then a scratcher pad (very fine like 000 steel wool). I used Varathane clear satin polyurthene. 3 coats so far. Looks excellent. I need to put 2 more coats on. It is glossier than the original finish-but that is where the fine pad (or 000 steel wool) will make it look right. The urethane looks to be compatable, and no attacking the original finish on/at/or at the edges. I like this so much I am going to remove the stippling at the grip part and do the same. I will try to post pictures. Got my camera ready-someone tell me how to post pictures again? Thanks in advance.
  5. Hammer1289 New Member

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    What sort of checking tool did you use ?
    I have some tools but they cut lines they really don't stipple. Is there a special cutter to stipple ?

    Thanks,
    Pete

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