Home Forums Classifieds Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups



  
SIGN-UP
Notices

Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

 
  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-07-2013, 00:17   #1
toshbar
Timber Baron
 
toshbar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 3,979
What color to paint 'new' scope?

Hi guys,

As some of you may know I have a 5.45 Saiga that I converted and put Bulgy plum furniture on. I put the Mojo MicroClick aperture sight on it about 2 years ago and really like it, and had a cheapo Tasco 39x40 scope on it that I used to shoot out to 500 yards. Well, that thing just didn't have enough clicky adjustment to get me any more elevation, so I asked my buddies what they recommended for shooting 800+ yards with something like a 5.45/.223. One of them told me he had this scope that I could take off his hands. He said he'd give me a good deal since it was all painted up and the paint was not in good condition. All he said it was BIG and camo, so I said I would try it out. What's the worst that could happen?

.....






The Kalashnikov Klub
The Kalashnikov Klub
The Kalashnikov Klub


He was right - It's REALLY BIG! And quite heavy I might add. The zoom lever goes from 5.5 to 22. It zooms in a LOT more than my tasco and this one has more than one crosshair. Lots of tick marks!

The Kalashnikov Klub

Think that will be enough to compensate for bullet drop well past 1000 yards.

The mount that came with it looks beefy and says LARUE LT104 on the bottom. I guess that's a strong enough mount to hold this big boy on my rifle.

Anyhow, I was wondering what color I should paint it, since the camo doesn't really go with my bulgy plum scheme. The scope is black underneath the paint. I can see it where it's scratched off, but I don't want to mess around with stripping it off. I was thinking of either painting it kind of deep purple/plum like most of the furniture, or the burnt orange/salmon color to match the pistol grip.

Suggestions welcome.
__________________
1 3 5
├┼┤
Save the Manuals!
2 4 R

toshbar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 17:26   #2
ak103k
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: PA- In the shadow of the Shade
Posts: 705
Id paint the rest of the gun to match the scope.

The Kalashnikov Klub
__________________
Zeitgeist - The movie

Zeitgeist - Addendum
ak103k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2013, 19:19   #3
Zeebra724
Senior Member
 
Zeebra724's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: PA
Posts: 365
I'd paint your telescope simple black...and let me know when you get your first headshot on a martian! :-)
Zeebra724 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2013, 00:57   #4
captainstormy
Senior Member
 
captainstormy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 4,572
Send a message via ICQ to captainstormy Send a message via AIM to captainstormy Send a message via Yahoo to captainstormy
Wow, that's some scope. You ought to be able to hit microscopic targets with that thing.

Seriously though, either paint the scope black or the scope and the whole rifle (and some mags) camo.

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2
__________________
I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them. - John Bernard Books(John Wayne in The Shootist)
captainstormy is online now   Reply With Quote

 
  
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 -6. The time now is 12:28.




Homepage
FAQ
Forums
Calendar
Advertise
Gallery
GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
Classifieds


Users Currently Online: 866
234 Members
632 Guests

Most users ever online: 2,672
Aug 11, 2014 at 2:31