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Posted: 8/14/2017 6:22:52 PM EDT
[Last Edit: kavants]
So I recently bought an AICS 1.5 chassis for my Savage 10. It came with the pistol grip style skins. I always liked the classic AI thumbhole look, so I bought the conversion kit. Apparently AI changed the color of their green in the last year and now my rifle is two different colors. Would this bother anyone else or am I being too picky? Obviously this has no effect on function and is purely aesthetic. See the links for pictures.

https://flic.kr/p/X7TSj9
https://flic.kr/p/XDPmps
Link Posted: 8/14/2017 6:29:45 PM EDT
[Last Edit: Andr0id] [#1]
So you bought at (mostly) same time and store had old stock?

Have you contacted AICS? Maybe they can swap you for the right color....

Plastic pellet colors drift a tiny bit between batches, but that looks like deliberate color change to me.

Of course you can piss can camo it all and ruin the nice clean look of that sexy rifle too...
Link Posted: 8/14/2017 6:42:18 PM EDT
[#2]
Maybe it shouldn't, but that would bother me.
Link Posted: 8/14/2017 7:08:47 PM EDT
[#3]
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Originally Posted By DitchDr:
Maybe it shouldn't, but that would bother me.
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X2 it's not even close and my wife says I'm color challenged. If you plan to cerocoat the gun barrel you might have the whole rifle done later But!
Link Posted: 8/14/2017 7:34:04 PM EDT
[#4]
The Savage chassis is discontinued and the older darker color. The thumbhole kit just came back in stock and is a lighter sage green. I was told by Europtic that AI made the change about a year ago.

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Originally Posted By Andr0id:
So you bought at (mostly) same time and store had old stock?

Have you contacted AICS? Maybe they can swap you for the right color....

Plastic pellet colors drift a tiny bit between batches, but that looks like deliberate color change to me.

Of course you can piss can camo it all and ruin the nice clean look of that sexy rifle too...
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Link Posted: 8/14/2017 9:01:47 PM EDT
[#5]
The rifle was made to shoot, not be a work of art. Does it shoot well?
Link Posted: 8/14/2017 9:40:26 PM EDT
[#6]
I agree that is was made to shoot. It can be a work of art as well (at least kinda match). It's new, so haven't shot it yet. (Work a lot, shoot very little!)

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Originally Posted By Traderjac:
The rifle was made to shoot, not be a work of art. Does it shoot well?
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Link Posted: 8/14/2017 10:01:31 PM EDT
[#7]
I kinda like it.

Custom two toned color scheme.

Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:47:13 AM EDT
[#8]
I could get used to it.........
Link Posted: 8/18/2017 11:55:14 AM EDT
[#9]
It would not bother me.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 12:19:09 AM EDT
[#10]
Rattle can camo the gun, problem solved
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 12:48:15 AM EDT
[#11]
So after a few days back and forth with AI, they managed to track down a full set of dark earth skins. Will put up some updated pictures  when they show up.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 9:17:51 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By kavants:
So after a few days back and forth with AI, they managed to track down a full set of dark earth skins. Will put up some updated pictures  when they show up.
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Glad it worked out for you.  I hate when manufacturers change colors.  I recently ordered a few HSGI pouches in coyote brown.  The color was noticeable darker than the same pouch I'd ordered a month earlier.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:10:51 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By DitchDr:
Glad it worked out for you.  I hate when manufacturers change colors.  I recently ordered a few HSGI pouches in coyote brown.  The color was noticeable darker than the same pouch I'd ordered a month earlier.
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Originally Posted By DitchDr:
Originally Posted By kavants:
So after a few days back and forth with AI, they managed to track down a full set of dark earth skins. Will put up some updated pictures  when they show up.
Glad it worked out for you.  I hate when manufacturers change colors.  I recently ordered a few HSGI pouches in coyote brown.  The color was noticeable darker than the same pouch I'd ordered a month earlier.
Sounds like they stepped up and made a decent fix within reason.
Link Posted: 8/20/2017 11:26:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: AZNetEng] [#14]
@kavants, not being picky at all. I went the other direction...

Ordered the AT back end, and it showed up a different green. I removed all 6 pieces and had em dipped.

Granted you found FDE, but if you are interested I have the old thumb hole rear set around here somewhere. PM me.

Link Posted: 8/21/2017 8:50:05 AM EDT
[#15]
Sent you a PM.....very nice rifle!

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Originally Posted By AZNetEng:
@kavants, not being picky at all. I went the other direction...

Ordered the AT back end, and it showed up a different green. I removed all 6 pieces and had em dipped.

Granted you found FDE, but if you are interested I have the old thumb hole rear set around here somewhere. PM me.

http://i.imgur.com/98cxaNE.jpg
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Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:15:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: AZNetEng] [#16]
@kavants, here is a pic of the rear set I have. Tablet does not take a good pic at all! 

Top pic is a shot when I first put it together.



Link Posted: 8/21/2017 4:32:13 PM EDT
[#17]
It would bug the hell out of me.....but I'm not big on compromise.
Link Posted: 8/21/2017 9:34:10 PM EDT
[#18]
That would bother me
Link Posted: 8/22/2017 9:54:57 AM EDT
[#19]
Sit the rifle next to a fde scar....problem solved.
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:30:43 PM EDT
[#20]
Rifle looks so much better with the right color! Thanks @AZNetEng !!
https://flic.kr/p/XWLfMj
Link Posted: 8/23/2017 8:45:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: AZNetEng] [#21]
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Originally Posted By kavants:
Rifle looks so much better with the right color! Thanks @AZNetEng !!
https://flic.kr/p/XWLfMj
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Looks good! Glad you were able to use them.

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