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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Re: new gun care question??
If it gets wet, it gets wet, its what you do after that saves it. If it gets soaked, clean thoroughly, set rifle minus the bolt muzzle down in a warm dry area. Put a rag under the muzzle so you don't mess up the crown. I let them sit a whole day then go back and inspect. Stay away from heavy oils, use modern gunlubes, there are several good ones. If you know how to disassemble the bolt, do so and let dry. If you don't, thats ok just lube and dry it. There has been a great debate for decades about WD-40 on guns. I don't think it hurts a thing, but others will disagree. Over oiling a Remington bolt for years can result in the firing pin hanging up, I have seen it many times. Use a teflon gun oil like Remoil, but use it sparingly, you don't need much. There is no magic potion to keep them dry in the rain, just take extra care to clean it correctly and you will be fine. Good choice on the rifle.
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