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Keen add on Ribs?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by hunter44, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. hunter44

    hunter44 Active Member

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    It's tough to see on Vicki's web site but how is the top of these ribs finished? Are they smooth or textured like an original rib?
  2. skeet_man

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    Smooth. No knurling or texturing.
  3. jbmi

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    Would almost call it flat matte, very nice.
  4. hunter44

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    Thank you!

    Hunter
  5. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Active Member

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    For anyone with an add on rib...

    1. Bridge Shoot is apparently the only add on rib whose top surface has a machined non-glare finish. For those of you with different brands, has glare ever been a problem under bright sunlight conditions?

    2. If your rib is aluminum, what kind of metal finish (bluing, etc.) does it have?

    sissy
  6. Dr.Longshot

    Dr.Longshot Banned

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    Powder coated black.

    GB
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  7. kraiza

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    I had a keen rib. They are painted with a epoxy paint and a smooth top finish.
  8. 1963

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    Check out the ADD-A-RIB company, they advertise here on Trapshooters. Quality product and they powder coat their ribs; no painting. I had a Keen rib and you could scrape off the finish with your finger nail. I would imagine that Keen no longer uses an epoxy spray-on finish. The ADD-A-Rib is less than half the cost of Keen. Mike
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    A completely finished add on rib.


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  10. Johnny

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    1963 has some sharp fingernails. An advantage to spray on epoxy is that it's easy to refinish. I would also be leery of a clamp-on rib. If it gets banged, the entire stress will be at the clamps instead of being distributed along the length of the rib.
  11. victoria K

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    Just for the record all our ribs are powder coated first, then sprayed with an matt black epoxy finish so I don’t see how you could simply scrape thru both with your finger nail, and if you did have any problems we would have worked with you to fix it. As for the price all our ribs are custom made for each customer's needs, we can do any width including taper widths, pitch to aid in poi changes, heights up to 2 1/2" and rib lengths up to 34" long. All our rib come with beads installed in your desired locations and If you send us your barrel we hand cut and fit the new rib so that it comes all the way back to the back of the barrels existing rib at NO EXTRA CHARGE. Silicon and screw hole & screws (if needed) are included in pricing. We make an adjustable and fixed rib that comes in either rib design (Traditional Beaded or Crossfire Eliminator) so I feel to compare our custom made ribs with mass produced ribs is unfair. (I mean no disrespect to add a rib) I just want to point out the differences between the two company’s that we are being compared with. Thanks Vicki Keen ….. Keensights
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    I like my Keensights rib.
  13. Doug Brown

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    Ordered a rib from Vickie, she really knows her stuff & it arrived a week early!
  14. RobertT

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    Just received and installed a Keensight rib made to my specifications. Vicki was a pleasure to work with.

    Robert
  15. RobertT

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    Just received and installed a Keensight rib made to my specifications. Vicki was a pleasure to work with.

    Robert
  16. Ted K.

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    I have bought at least 5 ribs from Vicki Keene and I have had no trouble with any of them. All were installed by her company, all fit perfectly, all look great, and none have come loose. And glare has never been a problem.

    Ted K.
  17. Ralph1100

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    I've bought 2 ribs from Keensights. They are top quality. No issues with glare. The advantage with Keensights is that you can design the rib yourself and they make it exactly to your specs.
  18. Borderland

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    I like the fact that my Keen rib matches the tapered rib on My BT100 perfectly and mirrors my existing posts so well that most people are not aware that the rib is added.
  19. coot shooter

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    Vicki is a class act.
    The question that I would like to pose to people that own one is this:

    Is there any problem with the rib detaching? Guns can get banged around pretty good in GC racks, and I am wondering how well the add ons hold up to this abuse.

    Mike
  20. victoria K

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    Hi Mike We sell ribs all over the U.S. Great Britten, Canada, and Australia so theres all kinds of weather from cold to hot and humid and the silicone holds up well. If you make sure all the oils and dirt are cleaned off your existing rib before installation you should have no problem with it coming loose. Hope this helps....Have a great day Vicki Keen
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