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Look…I mean…it’s functional. Doing it as a one-off for a specific hunt? Ehhh, go for it. We don’t all have the crafting skills to zip tie local foliage to our kit.

On the other hand, maybe I’d rather have a deer see my black rifle than have a human see my ace-wrapped one.

 

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    • With your statement I don’t know if you have now realized that you just left yourself in a good place for bad burn. Good Luck ROFL.

      • I’ll take the bait, I’m not above a little ribbing: While I can’t say I’ve ever seen you with an ace wrapped rifle. I see your sister at the whorehouse plenty of times.

        Nailed it.

  1. Imma thinkin’ I might have to finally take one of my ‘extra’ guns and just Chip Foose that baby with all sorts of camo wrap and spray paint. Because life is too short to be too serious…

    • Was going to look into ceracoat but we had some new laws passed regarding painting of firearms and still waiting to see if it will only cover finishes that look like toys or anything that isn’t factory finish or hunting camo.

    • If it’s done by Chip Foose and his crew, it’s already been done and you didn’t know it yet….surprise!

  2. “On the other hand, maybe I’d rather have a deer see my black rifle than have a human see my ace-wrapped one.”

    Cerekote green.

    You’re welcome… 😉

    • Well I’m an old dude but I really don’t get the first set of pics, although maybe I do but I’m not going to throw shade in any direction, but I do get the rapped black rifle. Anyway I’m just feeling sorry for that poor modern sporting rifle, I mean what the hell did it do to deserve that? Ding Dang do you really think a deer really knows the difference of it in either color. As for the shade thrown on the guys sister, I hope she beats the living hell out of her brother, paints his nutsack pink and throws him out in the middle of the town Square.

      • Ron,

        Dear are not totally color blind. They can see and distinguish purple, blue, green, and even yellow just as well as we can. Orange looks like a dull yellow to deer and red is the only color that they cannot see which either looks black or gray. Note that deer can see somewhat into ultraviolet as well which humans cannot see.

        By the way this is why pink would be an outstanding “hunter safety” color in the woods: deer would see pink as gray, and pink almost never occurs naturally in a forest/hunting setting. Unfortunately, a significant percentage of humans (on the order of 10%) are partially color blind and pink would appear to be gray to them as well which is really BAD when it comes to hunting safety.

  3. My meat rifle is a basic black Ruger American. I bought some camo elastic sock thing that the rifle slides into and then You cut a couple of holes for the muzzle and the scope. Looks like shit. But it ain’t a beauty contest.

    • Ruger Scout with the grey laminate stock and parkerized grey metal. Leopold M8 2.5×28 Scout Scope. M1907 sling. Low vis handy rifle.

    • My meat rifle is also the RAR in .308. Good-enough rifle. Minute-of-deer accuracy. The deer don’t care what it looks like – they don’t see it because I’m in a tree stand at 25′ and I’m. Not. Moving.

      The deer are more interested in playing doe/buck games, and that’s OK with me.

      • Our deer are small. I’m getting old. I chose the .243. It does the job and it spares my shoulder a little on recoil. I never shoot past 300 yards and only do that when I have to.

        The .243 is a forgiving, accurate round. The RAR is a very functional off the rack rifle.

        • That’s my go-to deer rifle. .243 Win.

          I have others in larger cartridges, but my BAR in .243 is by far the most accurate.

  4. “On the other hand, maybe I’d rather have a deer see my black rifle than have a human see my ace-wrapped one.”

    You have nothing to fear about the deer seeing the ace bandage wrap camo in the pic. Deer can’t distinguish camo like this, its going to appear as a dark black to them.

    Despite the thoughts otherwise, deer have very, very, poor and very limited color vision and can only identify very distinct middle green wavelength and short blue wavelength colors. So they can see very distinct yellow, blue, and gray colors middle wavelength colors better than other colors but still very poorly. Outside of those specific distinct yellow, blue, and gray colors middle wavelength colors. A blend of color shades of lighter greenish and grey’ish or FDE color or with a very light whitish grey (like in some multi-cam patterns) would appear as yellow or gray to them at very close range as would the color black if the colors are distinct and not a blend. A blend of the color in the pic wrap camo would appear to them as basically nothing effectively invisible unless one of the colors stands out more than others and is in their color wavelength range, and a black rifle would appear to deer as yellow or gray at very close range. A multi-cam pattern of distinct green, FDE (including tan’s), and lighter whitish grey would appear as all grey to deer at very close range of ~ 20 yards or less but not seen at longer ranges.

    Black is the least easy color for deer to see, and when they do see it at close range of ~20 yards or less it appears as grey to them. If your background is the subdued wood land colors (greens, browns) or you are in shadows they can’t see the black at all. If you are in the open they are least likely to detect black than any camo patterns with greenish, browns, FDE tones, greys. If you are beyond ~20 yards, deer can’t see black at all.

    So basically the camo on the black rifle is useless, and deer “seeing” the black rifle is the best chance of them not ‘seeing’ the black rifle.

  5. “its going to appear as a dark black to them.”

    should have been

    “its going to appear as a very dark grey or black to them if its short range and beyond that basically invisible to them because they can’t really distinguish colors at longer ranges.”

  6. “Outside of those specific distinct yellow, blue, and gray colors middle wavelength colors. A blend of color shades of lighter greenish and grey’ish or FDE color or with a very light whitish grey (like in some multi-cam patterns) would appear as yellow or gray to them at very close range as would the color black if the colors are distinct and not a blend.”

    should have been

    Outside of those specific distinct yellow, blue, and gray colors middle wavelength colors a blend of color shades of lighter greenish and grey’ish or FDE color or with a very light whitish grey (like in some multi-cam patterns) would appear as yellow or gray to them at very close range as would the color black if the colors are distinct and not a blend.

    • “Black is the least easy color for deer to see, and when they do see it at close range of ~20 yards or less it appears as grey to them”

      should have been

      “Black is the least easy color for deer to see, and when they do see it at close range of ~20 yards or less it appears as yellow or grey to them.”

      damn editing/submission/proofing software my wife uses was active in the background, forgot to turn it off. Its changes things on this type of comment system when you click the ‘post comment’ button.

      oh, also a note; Despite the very poor color vision deer can see almost 90 percent of the world around them and pick up movement very easily in their range of vision. They can pick up movement better than humans and other predators with close-set eyes at the front of the head. However, deer only have binocular (two-eyed) vision in a very narrow arc directly in front of their noses. So overall, if you move, even a little, no matter what camo pattern or color if you are in the narrow arc directly in front of their noses the deer are going to see you.

      • @.40 cal Booger….my brother just sent me this article information last week, if you feel like reading more on deer sight, kinda interesting also.

      • @.40 cal Booger…..Deer eyes are different in structure from human eyes. The pupil of a deer’s eye is oval or rectangle in shape which gives it the ability to look at a 310-degree angle. This shape also helps a deer’s eyes to deflect light from a long-distance. The eye’s of a deer are one of its most important features, especially when it comes to hunting.
        Deer’s only have the ability to see two main colors due to a lack of cones present in their retina. They can only see colors on the blue spectrum, unlike humans who can see blue, green, and red. All eyes have rods and cones to help them intercept colors. Deer can see blue and green colors due to only having photoreceptors, hence they are called dichromatic. Deer cannot see red or orange and instead, they see these colors as shades of green. Blue is the most prominent color that deer can see, predominantly during dusk and dawn. Deer are also able to distinguish shades of grays and tans better than shades of dark red. A deer’s color vision is limited but they can see blue colors due to the short wavelength of colors such as blue. The cones in a deer’s eyes are found at the back of the eye in a horizontal plane. Deer have approximately half the number of cones that human eyes do and this affects their daytime and long-wavelength color vision. Deer have better peripheral vision than human beings due to their eyes being wider apart. Whilst this makes it really hard for deer to see slow movements, it does have its benefits. For example, an object to the side of a deer’s face is equally in focus to an object it may be facing straight on. This means that a deer can see you without looking straight at you., helping deer to detect the movement of hunters and predators in the wild. Interestingly, deer do not have the UV light filter that humans and other animals have, which means that deer can see blue light and other short-wavelength colors and lights on the UV spectrum about 20 times better than humans can. Anyone hunting a whitetail deer is likely to avoid wearing anything blue as this will help the deer to see them. Wearing camouflage gear with red or green colors is better if you want to avoid being seen by deer. Deer can see the color white too so it is advised that wearing white camouflage gear during snowy winters will help you blend in better. Colors like green and red are popular among those hunting deer at night and this is why hunters wear camouflage even though deer can be described as ‘color blind’. White light also tends to scare deer away as it has UV light components in it and whitetail deer tend to show their tails when alarmed or spooked by a predator. A recent study by two researchers in Wyoming found that due to deer’s sensitivity to low wavelength lights, they see the color white quite clearly. Deer cannot see any color on the high wavelengths of red and green. Due to the lack of cones in the eyes of deer, they are unable to see colors on the red wavelengths of light. Deer also cannot see the color black, or any other dark color for the matter. Blaze orange also is not detected by a deer’s eye. They instead see the color orange as shades of gray. Whitetails can see the color black but they do not perceive it as a dark color as deers’ vision detects as much low light as it can. As deer eyes cannot differentiate the color black it is advised to wear black as a camouflage color if you want to avoid being seen by deer. Higher wavelength colors that appear as grays and browns tend not to spook deer as they’re not able to distinguish these colors from each other. The visibility of fluorescent colors to deer depends on the wavelength they are on. For example, fluorescent blue might be visible to deer even better than it is to humans as deer can see blue light 20 times better than the average human eye. It is therefore also not a good idea to wear jeans around deer as deer might notice them easily and get spooked. On the other hand, “fluorescent colors like orange, red, pink, and green are not visible to deer at all”.

        • It’s not the color that deer see or don’t see that makes them wary. It’s the amount of area that lacks pattern. Pattern exists everywhere in nature. Surfaces lacking pattern are unnatural in the environment. Deer and other animals especially turkeys pick up on that know from instinct something is not right. That’s why camo is so effective when hunting game animals and humans.

    • Now wait a second; that commercial was more about “toxic masculinity” than being anti-white. They carefully selected white males as the evil persona and black males as the saviors of civility and virtue.

      Ever since that commercial, I haven’t bought anything from Gillette. Shaving with a Ka-Bar is preferable to using Gillette products.

  7. actually … i think camo ace wrap is ideal.
    different patterns for different terrain.
    take it all off when you get home.
    and enjoy the blue steel and wood.
    instead of permanently coloring your rifle,
    with a pattern that only fits one terrain.
    if needed … simply wrap some foliage into ace wrap.
    and … it’s not all about deer hunting.
    ideal for shtf.

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