They just don't make scope finishes like they used to.
Much more practice and you'll be able to perform drive by caustic soda finish stripping at HFT shoots.
The real test of your mettle would be how long it took to strip the finish off a Whitetail Classic, although removing that lovely finish is sacreligious and we (and by we, I mean me. Unless anyone else felt the same way
) would have to stone you to death.
"I wanna play cricket on the green, ride my bike across the stream, cut myself and see my blood, I wanna come home all covered in mud. I'm a boy, I'm a boy but my ma won't admit it..." I'm A Boy- The Who 1966