And this is what happened. It was too crappy to go to the range and shoot so I stripped my Savage down and painted her. I painted a light tan base coat and then got some pine tree branches from the tree outside and painted successively darker paints. Tan first, then green, then brown, then black. I just used Krylon camo paint. Now before all of you high and mighties jump all over me for using Krylon. I know there are better options out there for paint. However, this was a learning experience for me and Krylon can be taken off fairly easily if I don't like it. Plus, I figured that if Krylon can hang in the side of an oil soaked railcar for thousands of miles it should be able to hang on the side of a fairly babied rifle. Now, I know the process of how to get the camo color I want and when it comes time to strip off the paint and start over I will know how to do it.