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 What color to get on a BGA Viper
Guardian  [Member]
11/9/2006 8:03:23 PM
What color do you like on the Viper? Some of the pictures I have seen make the green look glossy. Was it just the lighting? What comments and opinnions do you have about their finish?
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realwar  [Team Member]
11/9/2006 10:31:45 PM
Its must be the lighting cause I bought a green one and its more like a matte color which looks good on the rifle.Go with a green one!
67Charger  [Team Member]
11/10/2006 12:30:53 AM
Hehe... sorry, I accidentally hit the report button, hope I didn't get you in trouble for no reason

I HAD a green one, and I would call it semi-gloss. I HAVE a new black one still sitting unpacked in it's box that I won't get to open until next Friday when I get home.
Guardian  [Member]
11/10/2006 9:55:12 AM
When you open the black one, please post your impressions of the color/finish. Glossy, Matt etc...
67Charger  [Team Member]
11/19/2006 10:53:20 AM
My black one is borderline glossy. Not quite car-paint smooth and shiny, but is definitely reflective.
moosemcnally  [Team Member]
11/21/2006 10:51:40 AM
I would describe my Green Viper as an eggshell finish. Not semi gloss. It definately is difficult for me to well and convey it's true color or finish!!!!!!!!
67Charger  [Team Member]
11/21/2006 11:28:42 AM
I tried to capture the finish and reflectivity of the surface, but it's hard to do...





digittydave  [Member]
11/25/2006 12:49:46 AM
Is that stock/shroud part steel or aluminum?

Is that powder coated aluminum?


Anywhichway, if and when I buy one of these its gettin rough blasted and refinnished in some gunkote.

A small price to pay for a 2500. gun to look just how you want it.

daddyarevalo  [Member]
11/25/2006 2:45:12 AM
Mine is black but i specifically asked for a MATTE Black....................and got it.

67Charger  [Team Member]
11/25/2006 12:29:40 PM

Originally Posted By digittydave:
Is that stock/shroud part steel or aluminum?

Is that powder coated aluminum?


Anywhichway, if and when I buy one of these its gettin rough blasted and refinnished in some gunkote.

A small price to pay for a 2500. gun to look just how you want it.



The entire stock/shroud tube is an aluminum tube. The lower buttstock/buttpad is something else and comes off by removing 2 pins. This BGA Viper has been burned in a fire, so it has no finish left on it.

I beleive everyone has decided it is Duracaoat, which is a type of paint.

opti12206  [Member]
11/27/2006 8:18:24 AM
Go for the green They look great.
moosemcnally  [Team Member]
11/27/2006 5:00:35 PM

Originally Posted By 67Charger:

Originally Posted By digittydave:
Is that stock/shroud part steel or aluminum?

Is that powder coated aluminum?


Anywhichway, if and when I buy one of these its gettin rough blasted and refinnished in some gunkote.

A small price to pay for a 2500. gun to look just how you want it.



The entire stock/shroud tube is an aluminum tube. The lower buttstock/buttpad is something else and comes off by removing 2 pins. This BGA Viper has been burned in a fire, so it has no finish left on it.

I beleive everyone has decided it is Duracaoat, which is a type of paint.

img.photobucket.com/albums/v227/67Charger/DSC01850.jpg


that picture made me ill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The gun is Duracoated. The standard Green that BGA uses is German Green. I've used to call BGA a lot and they'll answer any question you've got!!!!!!!!
MakemineanRRA  [Member]
11/27/2006 9:24:40 PM
Just got my Grey one in today! Man, they were fast, I only placed the order last week. The color looks great to me and the fit and finish is very nice. Only two faults I can find: They drilled the hole for the bipod screw too low. With the bipod up into the firearm's slot the hole is not up quite far enough and the screw will not go all the way through. Not worth dealing with BGA about, I have access to a drill press and will enlarge it about .030 ", should be plenty. Also some of the finish is worn off the top of the muzzlebrake and had to remove some drill shavings that were still loosely attached to the muzzlebreak when it was drilled. Overall seems like a very fine rilfe, (Better be for this kind of money) can't wait to shoot it.

BTW I'd gladly post pics but it seems you need to be a Team member to do it.
223-Buckaroo  [Team Member]
11/29/2006 11:41:16 PM



I went with the green and I really love it. If you want ANY other color though, Bluegrass Armory will paint it for you for an additional $100. They are using Duracoat, which is automotive paint, so you can litterally get it in any color you want. Black, grey and green are just the colors that they keep on hand, but you can get any color you can think of.
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