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Wouva1 07-07-2013 09:55 AM

Gun socks
 
Hi everyone

When using gun socks does the rifle have to be completely free from oil to use them,I ask this because I like to keep my rifle well oiled when stored back in the gun safe to prevent rust from moisture,the sock that I'll be getting is a silicone treated type,is it safe to place it in the sock with oil on the barrell........cheers

mountainman13 07-07-2013 10:00 AM

It won't hurt it.
It is best to have the gun oiled well if you are going to store it in a sock, the addition of silicone helps aid in rust prevention.
Storing guns long term in a gun sock is not the best idea. They are really meant more for transportation.

Wouva1 07-07-2013 10:08 AM

Thanks mate

Why do you say not to store in the sock long term....I seem to have a lot of moisture under the house where my safe is located,I've read on the net that some people have stored there rifles in socks for months at a time with no problems....have you had any probs yourself.

mountainman13 07-07-2013 10:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Wouva1 (Post 1297381)
Thanks mate

Why do you say not to store in the sock long term....I seem to have a lot of moisture under the house where my safe is located,I've read on the net that some people have stored there rifles in socks for months at a time with no problems....have you had any probs yourself.

With the silicone infused one you probably won't have any issues but with a regular old sock you're trapping air and potentially moisture around the gun as well as basically wrapping it in a moisture attracting sponge. A dehumidifier would be a better idea.

winds-of-change 07-07-2013 01:15 PM

A very well respected member here stores all his guns in Bore Store silicone infused gun socks. Pistols, rifles, scoped, etc. They are relatively inexpensive. I plan on buying one for each of my guns in the very near future.


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