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My SAI Scout Squad

Discussion in 'Rifle & Shotgun Discussion' started by Surveyor1653, Oct 7, 2013.

  1. Surveyor1653

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    This rifle is not yet complete but here's the first step in the transformation. It started life as a standard Scout Squad in factory walnut furniture. When I traded for the rifle, it came with a spare fiberglass stock. It required some fitting of the stock prior to remounting the receiver and fire control groups. I have a Vortex Sparc that will be mounted onto an Ultimak low rail. I may get an absolute cowitness out of that setup but expect at least a lower 1/3 (I've been unable to find anyone with this exact setup as a reference). I gave it some Krylon love and am pretty pleased with the way the paint looks. I'm adding a Riflecraft reinforced loop sling, as well. This will be an all-around utility rifle for hunting, Appleseeding, etc.

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    Closeup of the paint

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    The paint looks great. What did you do to get that look?

    That rifle with a co witnessed red dot is gonna be SIIIICK!
     
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    Thanks, Hensch. I used a tan basecoat (always) and then mixed or applied tan, brown, dark green, and light green camo rattle can paints. When I mixed the paint, I just sprayed it directly onto a paper plate then used an artist's sponge to mix the color until I got what I wanted. I then applied it with the sponge in layers. It wasn't hard, took very little time, and I got the look I wanted. I have to say that it wasn't my idea. I got the idea from a thread on the Hide.

    I'm really looking forward to getting that Ultimak rail and optic mounted. I want to run some drills inside of 100m to see just how well the setup works, then take it out to KD and shoot the irons looking through the glass.

    Someone needs to buy my Badger rings for sale here so I can get that rail :)
     
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    looks outstanding!
     
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    Thank you sir.
     
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    Very nice
     
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    I appreciate that. The sunlight kind of washed the camo out a little bit in the photos. I can't wait to get that optic mounted up.
     
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    Looks great! The M1A is a fine rifle. Enjoy!
     
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    Slick rifle sir! I've been looking to build up a scout. My buddy swears by a 4x pistol scope on his Socom II for the long relief position. How much does it weigh w/20 round mag?
     
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    Nice job! I watched a youtube video by Tiborasaurus Rex on how to camo a gun. I have an extra M1A stock, so I might have to give it a try! Keep us posted on the durability.
     

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