What do you guys think; Would it be OK to take a NIB Colt AR, and just leave it as is, in the box for any length of time? Or should it be taken out, and something done to it? Or left alone, but removed from the box, and kept in the safe........
I ask because no telling when I'll shoot it. I have next to no ammo for it, so it may not get shot this season or next, who knows? I am wondering if the factory packs guns to sit on the shelf for an unlimited ammount of time, if need be.
Usually most guns manufacturers oil them up to sit in the bag indefinitely until who knows when they may be sold. Lately they don't sit on the shelves much, but other times it could be months. If you haven't cleaned it yet, it will be fine in the bag. if you have a safe, I'd keep it in there, just make sure the bolt and barrel etc is oiled. Check it once a year it should be fine, unless you live in a really humid or salt air climate.
Send it to me. I will shoot, clean and oil it for you.
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OK, sounds good.
Jpyle, that's a very nice offer, but I'm keeping the 1st round for myself!
Colt already shot it for you and left it dirty. Shoot it some more!
The biggest issue with assembling an AR isn't so much getting the parts together right - it's getting the right parts together. You'll remember the quality of a gun long after you forget how much you paid for it.
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