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Advice storing my air rifle

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by ConnyEnglish, May 11, 2012.

  1. ConnyEnglish

    ConnyEnglish Newbie

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    hey guys just a quick one just wanted to know if it is ok to keep my rifle when im not using it in a padded gun bag/slip . at the moment i keep it out just in case to stop any chance of rust . dont have cash to get a gun safe atm . help please :D
     
  2. Mart61

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    I can see no reason, unless your bag is damp, that you shouldn't keep it in a padded gun slip.

    I always wipe my guns down with a little Ballistol sprayed onto a cotton rag and then wipe off the excess oil with a microfiber cloth before it goes inside my bag or case. This is generally good practice I reckon.
     
  3. Egg

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    I've never stored my rifles in a gunbag - I saw what happened to my mate's HW77 way back in the day and it discouraged me from ever keeping the guns in a bag for any longer than it takes to transport from home to shoot: after a week in the bag he took it out and it looked as though it'd been steeped in Bisto :(

    I suppose if you must then do as Mart61 says and ensure it's bone dry first, wiped down with oil (Ballistol.... aaaah, Ballistol!!) before it's put away and keep a decent sized silica gel sachet inside the bag at all times to absorb excess moisture.
     
  4. Mart61

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    Fair point Egg. I will say tho that I stored my TX200 in a gun bag untouched for several years and never had a problem.

    Your mate didn't use his bag as a makeshift urinal at any point did he?

    :D
     
  5. Egg

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    Nah, but I shat in his pocket once because I was jealous of his Barbour Northumbria :lol:
     
  6. Mart61

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    Gravy boat then perhaps?

    :D
     
  7. Kwhite1981

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    I leave my rifle stored in its bag all the time,all I do is when I've been out with it I leave the rifle out of the bag for an hour or so when I get home to let it get to room temperature and then give it a good wipe over with an oiled rag and then stick it in its bag, never had a problem with rust on it at all.
     

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