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Film Dip Stocks

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Mark425, Apr 14, 2010.

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  1. Mark425

    Mark425 TS Member

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    I have a Bondo stock that I have finally finished and I actually like the way it feels and fits more than the factory wood on my O/U. I was about to send it off to Wenig to have a nice duplicate made... BUT.... I thought I might save a load of cash if I had Shooters Emporium do their film dipped burlwood finish. Having never seen a fake wood finish on any gun, I wonder what it really looks like. Has anyone here seen their product or similar? Hows it look? Fake? I also wonder about the durability.

    What say you?
    Mark
     
  2. Guy

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    Google Hydro-dip. They do great work for about half of Shooters Emporium price.
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  3. W.P.T.

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    I have seen some dipped stocks and they look great, not sure about the durability ... Go to : fetguns.net and look at some of the products they have on there that are dipped ... Frank can answer any and all questions about it, he's the MAN ... I have been lead to believe cost is very reasonable from a few people I have talked to about it ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  4. wireguy

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    Durability with this process is said to be very good, I've never read anything other than that.
     
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    I gave owned the soft touch by Shooters Emporium and you could not tell it from real wood finish unless you looked closely. It was durable, even mlore so than original
     
  6. Mark425

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    I talked with all the vendors mentioned. Thanks for the contacts, I appreciate it. Decided to go with Shooters Emporium. They were the most willing to answer my questions and even offered to send as many samples as I wanted. I figure the worst that could happen is I would go back to plan A and have Wenig make a duplicate.
     
  7. joe kuhn

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    Great alternative concept. Thanks for the thread.

    How about posting some pictures of your gun.

    Joe
     
  8. Mark425

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    Will do. Plan on sending it in 1st week of May and they expect a 10 day turn around
     
  9. joe kuhn

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    Before/after pictures would be awesome. Which color pattern are you considering?

    Shooter's Emporium link listed above. I'm liking the dark walnut burl. I'm wondering what it adds in terms of thickness (times 2 because it'd be on both sides of the grip.) Can't be much.
     
  10. Mark425

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    Me too...the dark burl. B/A pictures will be posted
     
  11. joe kuhn

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    Here's the fetguns link. Worth a call. I wonder about their prices and styles.

    Can't find the Seneca Falls company, at least on line.

    Joe
     
  12. joe kuhn

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    Lots of companies for camo.

    Here's another interesting link from Moose Ridge Coatings.
     
  13. joe kuhn

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    And another with the best variety in wood patterns I've seen.

    The marble patterns are wild. Make your gun stock look like stone.

    Nothing in a coon tail though. Darn.

    Joe
     
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    Here's an image I put on one of my big game rifles...it camos up great in the snow...

    Done by: http://www.northwesthydroprint.com/contact.html


    peasant_2009_14089.jpg
     
  15. joe kuhn

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    Thanks. They have lots of patterns and a gallery with some nice wood patterns on gun stocks.
     
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