Protecting stocks


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redneck2
December 31, 2011, 08:34 PM
I'm trying to find something to keep the butt stocks from getting beat up when I take my rifles in and out of my safe. Anybody know of anything that slips off/on for stock protection??

TIA

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browneu
December 31, 2011, 08:49 PM
You might want to try covering the butt stocks with old school tube socks.

jmr40
December 31, 2011, 09:30 PM
Anything you put on them will trap and hold moisture. In time it will discolor or damage the wood.

Be more careful putting the guns in and out of the safe.

browneu
December 31, 2011, 10:06 PM
Anything you put on them will trap and hold moisture. In time it will discolor or damage the wood.

Good catch, I didn't think of that when I was giving my advice. Thanks for the back up.

BrocLuno
December 31, 2011, 10:12 PM
All my rifles in the safe have Rem or Win gun socks. They never actually touch each other. Never found any rust or moisture issues with these socks. Readily available at Wally World or any big gun store :)

madcratebuilder
January 1, 2012, 07:47 AM
Get a bigger safe. Store the rifles muzzle down.

redneck2
January 1, 2012, 08:15 AM
Be more careful putting the guns in and out of the safe.I have multiple guns with wood stocks that are worth over $2,000 each, so yeah, I'm as careful as I can be. I foolishly thought when I bought a 30 gun safe it would hold at least fifteen-twenty guns. Stupid me. AR's take up the room of 3-4, and I've got three of those.

Rifles with scopes are the culprits. The steel sling swivels stick out and can
scratch the other stocks.

I hadn't seen the guns socks. Gotta look for some. Thanks.

jmr40
January 1, 2012, 09:09 AM
Leave the action open on bolt rifles. They take up much less space and the bolts are out of the way. I remove all carry straps when placing guns in the safe. Never put a scrach on one.

It is well known that storing a gun in any type of container that does not allow air to freely circulate around the gun will eventually cause problems. There are plenty of horror stories of guys pulling guns out of such storage to find a rust covered gun and discolored wood. If you live in a very dry climate you may get away with it for a while. The gunsocks are meant for short term storage, or to protect a gun while traveling with it. Not for long term storage.

Specs
January 1, 2012, 09:25 AM
Most of the gun socks I have seen are silicone treated. You can get a spray caqn of water proof spray called "camp dry" which will keep silicone and not humidity.

lovethosesooners
January 1, 2012, 10:10 AM
I use a 6 mil thick VCI bag-this leaves 12 mils worth of plastic between each rifle as well as PREVENTING rust without applying a thing to your gun.

It's the easiest possible way to protect a gun from rust.

gpb
January 1, 2012, 11:21 AM
I am using a product called "Bore Store". I've only used them for a limited time, and so far so good. They seem to be ideal, silicon treated. breathable, padded. Has anyone had a bad experience with this or similar product?

beatledog7
January 1, 2012, 11:33 AM
I sometimes use Bore Stores, but the best way to ensure that your stocks don't get banged up as you move guns in and out of the safe is to pay attention.

lovethosesooners
January 1, 2012, 01:51 PM
I've used a bore store for an M&P .40 for well over a year in my vehicle with no issues whatsoever.

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