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Offline Tom007

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Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« on: June 03, 2020, 12:37:56 PM »
Wanted to get the forums opinions on off season gun storage. My biggest question is do you take pressure of firing spring, using snap caps, etc? Wanted to hear the forums take on this...Thx
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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2020, 01:03:02 PM »
I never store any of my guns without releasing the firing pin. Mine are all store in gun socks in my gun safe.


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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2020, 01:19:30 PM »
I use snap caps and I put silica gel containers in my cabinet as well as wiping everything down with rem oil about once a month. But I also don’t have anything really designated besides a single shot 20 gauge, everything else is multi purpose. 


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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2020, 01:49:00 PM »
Great, thank you...
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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2020, 01:52:47 PM »
Do you guys think dry firing without snap caps is ok?
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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2020, 01:55:58 PM »
I completely take shotgun apart, clean, put teflon coating on non painted metal parts , dry fire and put in closet .

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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2020, 02:03:35 PM »
Do you guys think dry firing without snap caps is ok?


I don`t do it, use snap caps, but I think some may think it`s OK. It may be with " modern " guns, but I`m kind of old and learned as a kid that it wasn`t a good thing to do. I just got in the habit of using caps years ago. Can`t hurt.

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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2020, 02:12:39 PM »
Yes, I am using them...thx
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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2020, 04:42:05 AM »
Don't have any snap caps for my shotguns. But I use snap caps in all my rifles, sure I have to store them with the safety on because you can only take the safety off on most of my bolt guns if its cocked. I give my turkey guns a generic cleaning. I clean the barrel good, and run a little oil down the barrel with a patch. Ive always had dessicants in my safe. I do recommend cleaning barrels  whether its rifle or shotgun after season before you store a weapon. I had a barrel develop pitting in the rifling once. Its always a good idea to clean and run an oily patch down the pipe for storage.
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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2020, 07:32:31 AM »
Amen, I always, like you clean the barrels. In fact I clean the barrel after every shot with the bore snake during the season.  I have a Browning golden rod in the bottom of my safe keeping all the moisture out... Thanks for the info.
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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2020, 10:33:48 PM »
Give them a good cleaning and a wipe down with Rem oil, lock in the safe.

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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2020, 08:36:26 PM »
You bet....
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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #12 on: June 30, 2020, 03:54:57 PM »
Yep like others have said I clean then put away. I do have snap caps. However I have used an already used shell. Guess my thought was the firing pin would hit the already used primer, at least it would have something to hit. Who knows???

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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #13 on: June 30, 2020, 11:58:09 PM »
I clean it, use a Snap Cap and put it in a silicone impregnated gun sock then put it in the gun cabinet.
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Re: Opinions on off Season Gun Storage
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2020, 07:37:52 AM »
Thanks Steve....
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