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Posted: 8/22/2006 3:33:47 AM EDT
Model is the Arsenal Inc. SA M5, post-ban in 5.56. My favorite long-gun of any I've tried so-far.

But man, that black plastic furniture sure can heat up under the broilin' hot sun of the central VA summer, especially after being out in it for several hours during our monthly matches at my nearby range. I've been wanting for a long time to do something to "lighten things up". Ran into a guy last weekend who does a lot of this and had a great looking M1A with him he'd just finished. Encouraged me to take the plunge and make something different and uniquely my own, and a lot less griddle-like !!! Results are below.

NOTE: this is my first ever attempt at this.

NOTE II: click on image to get full-size.


ORIGINAL STOCKS




NEWLY CAMO'ED FURNITURE (with newly acquired SpecterGear chest rig)




OTHER SIDE


Link Posted: 8/22/2006 3:53:36 AM EDT
Looks good. I like the way it blends together instead of sharp edges.
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 7:13:50 AM EDT
Nice job I like that tan color..
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 10:51:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By bjjbrawler:
Nice job I like that tan color..


Thanks. There's actually both a gray-tan and a yellow-tan in addition to the OD. It's a sublte contrast and my photography doesn't do it justice, but it does break up the profile a little more in the field.
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 11:02:33 AM EDT
Looks nice to me. Where did you get the chest rig?
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 12:21:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2006 12:21:22 PM EDT by LonghunterCO]

Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
Looks nice to me. Where did you get the chest rig?


What is the mag capacity of the chest rig?
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 2:56:18 PM EDT
Looks good but I didn't know there was any desert in VA.
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 3:11:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By drobs:
Looks good but I didn't know there was any desert in VA.


Maybe he lives near the beach.....Theres still sand on the beach isnt there......Or maybe he just liked those colors....
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 11:39:10 PM EDT
Not bad.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 2:44:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By drobs:
Looks good but I didn't know there was any desert in VA.


I think the original post addresses this. Something there about hot sun and wanting lighter colors. The OD markings help break-up the profile, which is the primary purpose and function of any effective camo (versus trying to mimic the background, which at any distance usually blends into a solid).


Originally Posted By LonghunterCO:

Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
Looks nice to me. Where did you get the chest rig?


What is the mag capacity of the chest rig?


Was ordered direct off the SpecterGear web site. See here

I added extra pouches to the side MOLLE panels. See here
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 9:08:11 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BlackScot:

Originally Posted By drobs:
Looks good but I didn't know there was any desert in VA.


I think the original post addresses this. Something there about hot sun and wanting lighter colors. The OD markings help break-up the profile, which is the primary purpose and function of any effective camo (versus trying to mimic the background, which at any distance usually blends into a solid).


Originally Posted By LonghunterCO:

Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
Looks nice to me. Where did you get the chest rig?


What is the mag capacity of the chest rig?


Was ordered direct off the SpecterGear web site. See here

I added extra pouches to the side MOLLE panels. See here


Just giving you some crap.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 10:00:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By drobs:
Just giving you some crap.


No prob. I figured that's what the sunglasses smiley indicated.

It's been as hot as a desert the past couple of months though. And no, it's NOT a dry heat.
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