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Anyone use rifle rods in their safe?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by RBE17, Apr 2, 2015.

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  1. RBE17

    RBE17 Member

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    Anyone have any experience with these?

    It looks like I'm getting a free safe from work that I'm converting to gun storage. It is not an ideal setup, but the use of rifle rods would help with the storage. I am having a hard time overcoming sticking something other than a cleaning rid down the bite of my guns.

    Thanks,



    Steve.
     
  2. SleazyRider

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    I tried them and didn't like them. I found that if they protrude from the muzzle by more than a few inches, the plastic bends. So I made a little "sub-floor" in my safe to raise some of my shorter rifles. That worked for a short time before I realized that I'd need several sub-floors to get the muzzles closer to the upper shelf where the velcro is attached. There's a great variety of rifle lengths!

    I still think it's a good idea, but the rods should be made of either wood or fiberglass, not plastic.
     
  3. notaglockfanboy

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    Go to Lowes or Home Depot and get some hardwood dowel rods. They will not hurt the bore of any rifle and you can use some tape or O rings as a stop to keep them from sliding all the way down the bore. Cheap, easy to use ,and replaceable.:)
     
  4. RBE17

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    Thanks for the feedback. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do. I have to get this 1200 lb behemoth home first.
     
  5. Quags

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    I'm using them and like them. I did have to make a wood bench to raise my ARs.
     
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