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Old 01-22-2012, 04:38 PM
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Gents,

I need to ask for some opinions. I just received my NIB MK85 Hunter blued, wood stock. Needless to say I think it is beautiful. I want to hunt hard with this rifle. However I also would like to keep it looking like new. I am considering having Black Ice coating done to the new Knight. What are your thoughts?
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:43 PM
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I have had the black ice done on two of my old guns and several buddies have had it done. I highly reccomend it.
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Old 01-22-2012, 04:45 PM
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Bonechaser, did they coat the breech plug as well?
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:28 PM
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I have never black iced a rifle. I just let them take their chances. But if this is something you feel needs to be done... then only you can decide. Personally I would hunt with the rifle the way it is.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Boonechaser View Post
I have had the black ice done on two of my old guns and several buddies have had it done. I highly reccomend it.
Let's see some Pics Boone.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:17 PM
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That do not coat the breachplug.

BP that's why I said old guns, I no longer have them. It just looked like a dark blueing but was really slick. Water would bead and just roll off the barrel. I had a remington 1187 done and a old lk93.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Boonechaser View Post
That do not coat the breachplug.

BP that's why I said old guns, I no longer have them. It just looked like a dark blueing but was really slick. Water would bead and just roll off the barrel. I had a remington 1187 done and a old lk93.
I guess for a Blued Barrel it would be of some benefit, but how about a SS Barrel? On either of my blued or ss barrels I just wipe em down with a coating of Montana Extreme Bore Conditioner and it seems to do the same thing, I even remember back in the day when I put some good wax on the barrel and that worked. It held long enough befor the next cleaning anyway, then I applied it again. But now that I have nothing but SS Barrels I dont need to do anything to them execpt go hunting.
Even on my Cheap Blued Barrels with nothing on them, if they got wet and started to rust I just wiped em off with some Oil and they were like new again.
Im sure it's a good application but Maintenance after a hunt is all you need to get your barrel back looking like new......dont worry about the Rain, Just Hunt.
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Old 01-22-2012, 06:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
Gents,

I need to ask for some opinions. I just received my NIB MK85 Hunter blued, wood stock. Needless to say I think it is beautiful. I want to hunt hard with this rifle. However I also would like to keep it looking like new. I am considering having Black Ice coating done to the new Knight. What are your thoughts?
I have several friends that have had it done to the rifles, it holds up well. since it's a NIB rifle, applying a quality synthetic coating inside and out accomplishes the same thing for a lot less money.
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Old 01-22-2012, 07:35 PM
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i have had a bunch of stuff done from LEE at BLACK ICE coatings. awesome work and he will coat your breechplugs if you want. most of my muzzy barrels have been BLACK ICED . its TEFLON. it will wear over time especially any moving parts or sharp edges. on muzzy barrels its pretty tuff stuff and cuts cleaning time way down.
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