Masking weapons and equipment with paint, camouflage tape or cloth, general provisions.

Your weapon must be masked with paint, camouflage tape or fabric in the same pattern, in the same colors and texture as the rest of the equipment. Robar, the creator of the excellent BP-90 sniper rifle, has created a permanent polymer coating that completely covers all metal and synthetic surfaces with a clear camouflage pattern. According to reviews, Robar Polymax coating is durable and durable and not only hides, but also protects surfaces from moisture and rust.. 

Masking weapons and equipment with paint, camouflage tape or cloth, general.

Two other sniper rifle companies are McMillan and H.S. Precision – offer their products with camouflage superior camouflage pattern stocks. Suitable for desert, winter conditions, or woodland. The quality here is also excellent..

Despite the fact that before the events of September 11, this method was not used often, today many American army sniper rifles are painted in various camouflage colors. Starting from dark shadows for the northern regions, and ending with light brown colors for Iraq and Afghanistan. Most of this color is applied on the bases by specialists who properly degrease and prepare surfaces and use the necessary types of oil-based matt paints..

Masking weapons and equipment with paint, camouflage tape or cloth, general provisions.

Whether you are part of an army unit or law enforcement agency that does not approve of painting weapons, you can still change its color without “damaging” your rifle. Simply cover it with suitable color camouflage tape for bows or firearms and archery stores or through sporting goods catalogs.

Many army garrison stores sell camouflage cotton tape. But be careful, check this tape to make sure that it does not damage metal surfaces and does not melt on a hot barrel. Some of them can even be reused..

The use of camouflage tape and cloth to mask weapons and equipment.

If wrapping a screw, make sure that you do not press the barrel against the bed, which impairs the free hanging of the barrel. Instead, wrap the trunk along its entire length and bed separately. Then I randomly tie strips of burlap to create a final effect. Remember to check the sight after wrapping. My zero always shifted when I wrapped my Remington with camouflage tape.

If there is no camouflage tape, wrap your weapons in torn strips from the old uniform, thus achieving matching your clothes with the color of your rifle. In fact, I prefer to wrap my rifle scope and telescope with a cloth; it’s easier to use and remove than tape. You can either tie the ends or sew.

And when it comes to wrapping your optical sight, make sure that the fabric or tape does not interfere with the zoom or focus rings, or with the compensator for reducing the bullet path and the handwheels of lateral corrections. If you care about the reflection of light from the lens, install a hood or KillFlash filter instead of covering it with gauze, which reduces resolution and brightness.

Use of paint, camouflage tape and cloth to mask surveillance equipment.

Although much attention has been paid to coloring and camouflaging a sniper rifle, some other items of equipment are often not camouflaged at all – although they should. I say telescopes, tripods, and bipods. Many times I saw a perfectly painted rifle, but completely black Harris bipods hung under its box. Or, being in position, both the sniper and the observer are lying there, almost invisible, and next to it is a completely unguided telescope.

They should have a disguise similar in color and type to the rest of the equipment. Otherwise, they will become signs of a target that the enemy sniper can use to identify you. Color them, wrap them with colored cloth or camouflage tape. Tie a piece of fabric that is the same size and style as your Gilly suit. Disguise them just like everything else.

The use of paint, camouflage tape and fabric to mask unloading systems and backpacks.

Iryukzaki unloading systems are probably the lightest elements of camouflage equipment, since they have many loops and snaps for securing the burlap, and the paint is quickly absorbed by the material. Just use paint, strips and tape to make camouflage the same pattern, color, and texture as anything else..

One special touch I’m using. This is sewing a piece of army camouflage to the back of my unloading system and to my backpack. Holding it close enough so that it does not catch on the bushes. This greatly improves camouflage when you are lying or crawling..

Based on the book “The Perfect Sniper. Study Guide for Army and Police Snipers ».
Maj. John L. Plaster, USAR (Ret.)

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