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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2018, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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Gun socks?

I gutted the safes to make more room and purchased a bunch of Elder and Allen gun socks with the silicone impregnated in them. I still put a nice fresh coat of oil on the rifles and then slid them in. Definitely nice for getting more guns in a safe and avoiding those dreaded "safe tattoos" from rubbing and bumping. Anyone else store guns this way. Anything I should be worried about with this method. These are collectibles that I take out 1 time a year to freshen up with a fresh coat of grease. Only reason I went this route was to avoid having to buy another safe at this time. Just thought I'd ask if anyone did this and ran into any problems. I do have dehumidifier rods and silica packs in the safes.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2018, 08:28 PM
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I store mine the same way and for the same reasons. Never had a problem. I too use rechargeable silica packs in my safe and I keep a humidity gauge in there so I can monitor it. I usually only recharge my silica a few times a year(mostly during summer).
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interesting information , thanks for posting
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-05-2018, 09:17 PM
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Some people don't know this, but a good way to get your guns to fit easier in the safe is to alternate them muzzle up and muzzle down. Of course scopes cause a lot of issues.
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Some people don't know this, but a good way to get your guns to fit easier in the safe is to alternate them muzzle up and muzzle down. Of course scopes cause a lot of issues.
I never even thought of that but it does make a lot of sense. Pack em in like sardines!

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Another thing to consider when storing long guns, remove banana clips from tactical rifles so they dont scratch the stocks on guns close to them in a rack or gun cabinet.
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I'm about out of room to put another safe so i had to get creative and do what you said with the socks. I keep at least every other one in a sock for the same reason. If they get bumped or dinged in the field - so be it, but i hate looking at one & thinking about how i dinged or scratched it just by putting it back in the safe. I don't see my problem going away anytime soon as the kids get a little older and start to acquire their own stuff that needs to go in the safe.
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