Monday, October 22, 2012
The Lisbeth Project Wraps Up - Duracoat 10/22 Squirrel Rifle
Back in April I started a project to convert a group of spare parts into a squirrel rifle that I could abolutley abuse if needed. Since nothing matched and some parts were cosmetically marginal, I decided that it owuld be worth the extra effort to try out Duracoat. I've shown this in previous posts I think. It was pretty simple to do and the all in one kits Lauer sells worked great.
This week, we crossed the six month mark for curing time for the painted parts. I decided today was a good day to get to the range and test out full function. It was a good test.
The paint held up well. The rifle places shots where I want and the trigger is superb. The Weaver scope is probably the best I have used on a rimfire rifle.
It really likes the SKB Subsonic HP's. I put about 100 of them through it without a failure to feed or a misfire. The scope dialed in and the last 20 were on target. I filled up both mags and headed off to the woods.
Sadly by 2 PM or so, there was almost no movement in the trees and none was what I was after. Chipmunks are no fun to shoot at all... They are entirely too cute. :)