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    Tips for long term rifle storage?

    Storing rifles in a safe for 8months-ish, any tips on keeping them nice and clean? Have chucked in some dehumidifying packets in the safe, and cleaned the rifles fully. Just wondering if there is anything else I can do.

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    Something greasy, not just oily. I routinely use vaseline as I never know when I'll be back to the guns next.

    Some of course may suggest a more modern (more expensive) grease. Take a teaspoonful and work into a small clean cotton cloth, then work that greasy rag over your clean guns. Keep the rag in a plastic bag.

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    Clean will not be an issue rust will be if they are not stainless. Use grease on the inside of the barrels were all the crap you can't see happens.

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    Inside the barrel grease it's cheap and works!
    Now the trick is when you have wood the grease will penatrate and ruin the finish.
    You can't take it off as now it will warp and ruin your accuracy.
    But they did used to use paper on 303 and the like and it never hurt them! Maybe it was a different type of grease.

    I use both long life CRC in the barrel and action unseen parts inside the stock.
    Then two Napier VP90 anti corrosion pads in the safe with the date of deployment written on the side.
    One high in the safe one low. It works well my rifles and shotguns in NZ for three years stored in garage and happy no rust.
    My brother dose poke his head in to have a look once or twice a year but all good.
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    Get a mate to flog the shit look after them nicely for you while you're away.
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    You could follow the Chinese method of soaking it in a bath of cosmoline.

 

 

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