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Old 08-06-2012, 12:44 AM
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dsuursoo dsuursoo is offline
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Gunsocks

back shortly after I acquired my .270, I tried something new for long term storage: silicon impregnated gunsock.

i'd seen them around but not tried them. i have to say i'm impressed. my rifle has some corrosion scarring up near the muzzle, that if left untreated can creep, and possible mess up the bore.

the sock has kept it frozen in place ever since.

i pull it every three months and check on it. while the oil may shift around in the action, there's zero trace of rust.

they're well worth the money, i'd say. even if you take your firearms out frequently the socks are fantastic for storage periods.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:08 AM
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I wonder if that's the same as what I've known as "blue bags". I have a friend that does long term storage of his firearms in blue bags. For my own firearms, I just keep them indoors at room temp in their cases, but we have very low humidity where I live. In a higher humidity area I'd have to look at other options.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:24 PM
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I wonder if that's the same as what I've known as "blue bags". I have a friend that does long term storage of his firearms in blue bags. For my own firearms, I just keep them indoors at room temp in their cases, but we have very low humidity where I live. In a higher humidity area I'd have to look at other options.

humidity levels can have a factor. if i had a really nice safe i'd have installed a set of climate controls ages ago, maybe even a CO2-purge system(or maybe nitrogen...).

but, i don't have that kind of scratch, so there ya go.

these socks are really nice tho, the silicone impregnation in the material is supposed to transfer some amount of protection to the gun as well, is my understanding. all i know is, before i got the sock, that corrosion was already trying to spread a day after i cleaned the gun.

fwiw, these are dark grey, kinda looks like merino wool socks from costco.
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Old 09-28-2012, 11:12 AM
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I have found that the foam padding in cases and bags, with the exception of closed cell foam, will trap moisture against the firearm and play havoc with the metal parts. I have used the silicon impregnated socks in the past with good results. Nowadays I just keep all my firearms in the safe and haven't had any issues with rust.

I know that they do sell various products to combat moisture inside of safes, desiccant, golden rods and a few others, but I have heard from others that a simple, inexpensive option is running a low watt incandescent light bulb inside the safe works, it heats up the air inside the safe and basically pushes the moisture out and keeps more from getting in. I have no experience with it but I assume you might need some desiccant initially and have a lower ambient temperature than what the light bulb is capable of creating.

One thing to keep in mind with desiccant, it will stop working after it aborbs all the moisture it can, then you have to get fresh or recharge it by baking it in the oven.

I've owned firearms for 14 years now and the only problems I had with rust was when I stored them in the case. I've had the safe for almost 5 years now, four different apartments in two different states with no problems, other than some sweat getting it up and down flights of stairs.
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