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Browning BLR: Coating for Weather Resistance

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Will_Power, Feb 7, 2011.

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  1. Will_Power

    Will_Power Member

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    Later this year I plan on building out my dream all-weather woods gun, specifically a Browning BLR in 7mm-08.

    I have a question about coating processes (Cerakote, Duracoat, Teflon, etc): are they possible or advisable* on the BLR?

    I don't know much about what goes into them, but being aware of the doom and gloom that goes along with anyone's story of taking apart the BLR, I can guess that if the coating processes require taking apart the action, then I'm just out of luck.

    *And yeah, I know that folks are probably going to scream bloody murder at coating a lever gun, but I'm looking to put together a firearm that will handle all the bad weather I might throw at it, and a durable coating seems like an intelligent option to consider.
     
  2. ColtPythonElite

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    Wax and/or oil is all a blued gun needs for all-weather, IMO, unless you plan on leaving the gun laying outside in the woods 24/7/365. My pet hunting rifle has sat out in the rain many days over the past 20 years and has never rusted. A quick wipe down with an oil cloth is all she needs.
     
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    The receiver on the BLR is aluminum and won't rust anyway. Put a good coat of wax on the the barrel, oil the other small parts, and you are good to go.
     
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