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7 Dakota make over

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October 18, 2019, 10:47 AM
Arrowflinger
7 Dakota make over
Hello all,
While I do some pretty interesting and unique jobs for customers. I rarely spend much time on my own guns. I bought a 7 Dakota from a member here and love the gun but didn't care much for the looks. I have a couple red , white and blue guns so I wanted to do an unusual camo that would look good at the range and also work well in the field. This is the first time I have tried this technique and would love to hear/see your opinions. As always I appreciate the views given on this sight.
Derek >>>-------->



October 18, 2019, 10:56 AM
Olrustyencore
I like it! Great job!


Rusty
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October 18, 2019, 11:18 AM
Ernie
WOW!


Ernie (xphunter) "The Un-Tactical"
WY-SHOT 2022 June 20-22
October 18, 2019, 01:35 PM
Kylongrifle
Its sure is purdy nice looking rig.
October 18, 2019, 04:37 PM
Roger Davis
Very nice looking rig. what bolt are you using? Roger.


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October 18, 2019, 04:45 PM
rickiesrevenge
Looks sharp. Is that dipped?

Aaron
October 18, 2019, 06:58 PM
Gator T/C
Wow, you are super talented! My opinion only: I love stock and matching scope. I do not like action/barrel. I swap stocks and barrels and always play musical scope(s). I like that the scope would “live” with stock though. Really cool urban camouflage design.

Brad


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October 18, 2019, 07:17 PM
paperpuncher
very cool
October 18, 2019, 10:10 PM
semperfi
I liked the red/white/blue! laugh laugh flag


SemperFi!

[p.s.] Looks great.


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October 18, 2019, 11:03 PM
DAN L
COOL
How is it done??

DAN
October 18, 2019, 11:53 PM
Arrowflinger
Thanks for the kind words guys.
I hope that’s a good Wow Ernie
October 19, 2019, 12:32 AM
Ernie
quote:
Originally posted by Arrowflinger:
Thanks for the kind words guys.
I hope that’s a good Wow Ernie

Yes! thumbup


Ernie (xphunter) "The Un-Tactical"
WY-SHOT 2022 June 20-22
October 19, 2019, 12:52 AM
Arrowflinger
I don’t know what happened on that last post. I answered everyone but it didn’t go through.
Ernie, hope that was a good WoW
October 19, 2019, 12:54 AM
Arrowflinger
My posts are getting cut off. I’ll try on the computer later.
October 19, 2019, 09:12 AM
McClura
Nice camo pattern. I really like it. What colors did you use? I'm only seeing black, silver and white it looks to me. Maybe because of the flash.
I like it.

Mike


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October 19, 2019, 09:57 PM
Leupold Man
I like that look!!!


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October 21, 2019, 12:19 AM
Arrowflinger
Thanks guys,
Lets try this again!
Roger, It is a bolt from Pacific tool & gauge. I own several of them.
Aaron, No it is all cerakote. Four colors and two stencils
Sonny, I expected that from you! flag
Brad, I pretty much feel the same way. I used to swap scopes quite a bit. But I decided this scope, barrel/action and stock were going to remain as one. And I'm not much for standard camo. Although I sure do a lot of them for clients.
Dan, It includes media blasting. Four coats of cerakote. Two different kinds of stencils and four baking cycles.
Mike, I used Satin Mag (Silver), Stainless, Tungsten and Graphite black.
I finally got out to shoot it today. I will post results shortly.
Thank you all for the kind words.
Derek >>>--------->
October 21, 2019, 12:40 AM
grandpasj
Nice job Derek...it looks awesome!
October 21, 2019, 12:45 AM
Ernie
Excited for the range report.


Ernie (xphunter) "The Un-Tactical"
WY-SHOT 2022 June 20-22
October 21, 2019, 07:22 PM
Arrowflinger
We made it out shooting yesterday and the Dakota had mixed results.
I only loaded two different shells. Same load and bullet. Changed the coal.
Groups were shot at 100 yards using a bipod and rear bad.
I only loaded six rounds per length and shot 3 shot groups
I used CCI magnum primers and Retumbo under a 168gr. Berger VLDH
The longest of the two wasn't horrible. Right at 1.100" The second was .007 shorter and produced the group seen here. I do admit. This is the biggest pistol I have and I'm still not quite comfortable getting close to the scope yet. So I believe this is a really good round and will tighten up as I get over the yips!!
Any suggestion from those who have this caliber are always welcome.
Derek >>>--------->

October 22, 2019, 09:16 AM
semperfi
Nice! thumbup



SemperFi


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October 22, 2019, 09:18 AM
Hoggin
quote:
Originally posted by Arrowflinger:
We made it out shooting yesterday and the Dakota had mixed results.
I only loaded two different shells. Same load and bullet. Changed the coal.
Groups were shot at 100 yards using a bipod and rear bad.
I only loaded six rounds per length and shot 3 shot groups
I used CCI magnum primers and Retumbo under a 168gr. Berger VLDH
The longest of the two wasn't horrible. Right at 1.100" The second was .007 shorter and produced the group seen here. I do admit. This is the biggest pistol I have and I'm still not quite comfortable getting close to the scope yet. So I believe this is a really good round and will tighten up as I get over the yips!!
Any suggestion from those who have this caliber are always welcome.
Derek >>>--------->


A better brake will make a world of difference in recoil. Something with angled ports.
October 22, 2019, 09:52 AM
Ernie
Light contour barrel with 180’s
If I had went with the larger diameter brake,
Recoil would have been less.
Holland’s Radial Baffle
https://youtu.be/vfs9vzhpmJg

Another 7 Dak
https://youtu.be/pDPx5sh8kPg


Ernie (xphunter) "The Un-Tactical"
WY-SHOT 2022 June 20-22
October 22, 2019, 10:34 PM
rickiesrevenge
Go kill stuff with it.

Aaron
January 11, 2020, 09:09 PM
Freeze
That looks great!

-Freeze
January 12, 2020, 08:59 PM
Arrowflinger
Matt,
Don't you have one of my certificate's? Lets do something with one of yours!
Here is a cool project I just did for a customer. He wanted the Roni and the Glock 19 to look like flags by themselves and look as one flag when put together.
Turned out pretty cool. All ceraKote. Four colors.
Derek


January 13, 2020, 08:12 AM
semperfi
Very cool! thumbup flag


SemperFi


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