Anybody ever had a rifle done? What were the pros and cons? Cost? I have a browing x-bolt that I absolutely love, but it is not stainless , and I was looking to provide a bit more protection from the elements.
I’ve had three done and been very happy with it. One was a standard blued 700, the other a semi-custom with a blued 700 action and stainless barrel the other was a full custom with CM action and stainless barrel.
Both 700s were done in graphite black. My custom was done in tungsten. I would not do a grey color again as it is not as smooth and slick as other colors as they need to put metal to get the colors and it results in a very very very very fine grit. Not a huge deal, but when your other actions are slick as snot with graphite black it’s a little bit funky. That said, it may wear out with time.
Eddie Fosnaugh did my 700s and Jon Beanland did my custom. Not sure if Jon does cerakoting only, but I’d recommend Eddie all day long and twice on Sundays for his cerakote work.
Hmm, I just re read your post. I wonder if I outta call them tomorrow and change it to graphite black. How gritty are we talking here?
If I were to life the bolt and tip the barrel up the graphite actions the bolt would slide back and slam into the back of the action like it was on bearings with only a couple degrees of lift.
The tungsten action would need to get to 30-40 degrees (estimate) and would not slam as hard.
I'll be home tomorrow and could test this out as now I'm curious and don't want to be spittin too much BS