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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 09:22 PM Thread Starter
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Keeping barrel rust at bay?

has anyone used Dessicant or battery operated humidifiers? i just picked up some pouches you put in your case and when it turns a certain color you put it in the oven for 10 mins and bake the moisture out of them. I know that once you shoot....you have raw steel that needs to be addressed inside the barrel with a coating of oil but trying to do all i can do to remove all poss moisture.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-06-2012, 09:37 PM
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Re: Keeping barrel rust at bay?

You are worrying too much. If you keep a thin coat of oil in a barrel it won't rust.




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Re: Keeping barrel rust at bay?

I recommend G96. I've been using it for two decades now to treat/clean my guns.

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Re: Keeping barrel rust at bay?

I'm just trying to be proactive. I just shelled out a lot of money for a new rifle...you have no one to blame but yourself with any issues like this.
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I recommend G96. I've been using it for two decades now to treat/clean my guns.

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Re: Keeping barrel rust at bay?

If you clean the firearm every 3 or 4 months, even if you have not fired it, and in the process apply a light coat of gun oil, there should not be a problem. I don't use moisture absorbing chemicals because all of my guns have wood stocks and them chemicals will dry the wood to an un-natural condition.

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Re: Keeping barrel rust at bay?

Eezox.

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Re: Keeping barrel rust at bay?

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I recommend G96. I've been using it for two decades now to treat/clean my guns.

Amazon - G96
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+2 for G96. It is great stuff.

BTW I do not know which dessicant you are using but it takes a lot longer than 10 minutes to bake the moisture out.
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Re: Keeping barrel rust at bay?

Do you store your firearms in a safe? My safe has a goldenrod installed and have never had a problem with rust,and I seldom clean the bore unless there is a loss of accuracy,or lead buildup from shooting cast. Works for me your mileage may vary.
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