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coating of oil against elements of rain snow?

is there any benefit for me to take a remington oil wipe and wipe down my gun if i know its possibly going to snowflake orrain? or is that actually a worse thing to do?
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Re: coating of oil against elements of rain snow?

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is there any benefit for me to take a remington oil wipe and wipe down my gun if i know its possibly going to snowflake orrain? or is that actually a worse thing to do?
A good coating of car wax does a decent job keeping the moisture off of the barrel and action for a day.
1. It is only effective if you take the barreled action out of the stock and coat it all, otherwise the rain/snow gets in between the stock and gets to the untreated parts of the metal. I even coat the barrel channel and action area on wood stocked guns(which is usually unfinished) with a wood wax like unscented pledge.
2. When you are done hunting it is best to take it all out of the stock again and give all the metal a thorough wipe down with your usual oil.
3. If you take the action out of the stock remember to mark the screws where they are now and tighten to the same mark when you put it back together.

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Re: coating of oil against elements of rain snow?

There's a product called Weapon Shield that reportedly lasts for<span style="font-weight: bold"> years</span> with one light application on metal surfaces...

http://www.steelshieldtech.com/mainp...on-shield.html

Paste wax is still as good as it gets, IMO, for the wood surfaces...
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Re: coating of oil against elements of rain snow?

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There's a product called Weapon Shield that reportedly lasts for years with one light application on metal surfaces...

http://www.steelshieldtech.com/mainp...on-shield.html

Paste wax is still as good as it gets, IMO, for the wood surfaces...
I have been using Weapon Shield for a little over 2 years now. It is a very good lubricant and rust preventative, and as far as oils go it is better than anything else I have used in the last 30 years for sure. A little bit goes a very long way. There is a truck center here in Pa that I ordered mine from online, Watt's Truck Center I believe. The Weapon Shield has a "cinnamon" smell to it I guess to be house/spouse friendly when cleaning firearms. I do know they make a Drill and Tap oil that has the same ingredients as the WS but without the cinnamon smell and is slightly cheaper in cost.

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Re: coating of oil against elements of rain snow?

Yep, it can be expensive. I bought a gallon which is the way to go compared to the smaller containers....

Best metal protector I've found though....dust and fingerprints do not stick to anything treated with it...

I'm somewhat amazed at how chemicals have improved over the years....
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Re: coating of oil against elements of rain snow?

I have a buddy that substitutes 1qt of the Steel Shield Drill and Tap oil for 1qt of his regular motor oil in his VW Jetta and swears he gets 2mpg better!

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Re: coating of oil against elements of rain snow?

I always here good things about Froglube, never used the stuff personally though.

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Re: coating of oil against elements of rain snow?

Buy some rig from birtchwood casey dont look back
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Re: coating of oil against elements of rain snow?

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Best metal protector I've found though....dust and fingerprints do not stick to anything treated with it...
Drys after it is applied?

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Re: coating of oil against elements of rain snow?

Been using Eezox - not cheap, but solved some rust issues for me long term with minimal care. Seems Corrosion X did well too inthe following links. Weaponshield was thereabouts too in the one test. Eezox still looks best. Couple links:

http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html


http://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?103924-Corrosion-Testing-(New-Pics-5-08-12)/page5
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