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GANDER MNT. DIPS THEM BUT THE GUNSMITH SAID IT ISNT WORTH IT AS IT CHIPS OFF
 

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Which Gander Mtn was this at? As far as I know they are sent out to another Gander store and they do the dipping. From what I hear it is top notch stuff. I believe they all wear off after time. You gotta use the wear and tear term loosely. If you are an avid shotgunner you are going to wear down the finish. I have seen many factory camo guns wear off after time as they are all dipped at the factory just like the aftermarket finishes.
 

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Watch early in the year when you are using bug juice. Any bug juice with deet in it will put a hammer on your gun's finish.

The stuff eats through the camo finish like termites through wood!
 

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Bigduck10 had a great point. I used bug juice and wasn't aware of the effects it had on camo finish. My factory SX2 finish is a lil marred but still shoots straight.
 

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<P>had my 870 dipped 5 years ago, it is holding up very well except on the sharp edges of the rear rifle sight, it has peeled slightly, but other than that it has taken a beating and help up very well $ 175 for the whole shotgun.</P>
 
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