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soft shell cases

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by larry7293, May 25, 2018.

  1. larry7293

    larry7293 Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    Is it okay to store my rifles in soft shell cases? Should I be concerned with rust?
  2. ColtPythonElite

    ColtPythonElite Member

    Jan 8, 2011
    - Don't put them in a wet case.
    - Do let them acclimate up to room temp when bringing them in from the cold.
    - Don't store them in a humid place like a basement or bathroom closet.
    - Do apply a quality rust preventative before casing them.

    I have been storing guns in soft cases for decades and have never had rust.
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  3. LoonWulf

    LoonWulf Member

    Jul 3, 2010
    ^ good points there.
    I know guys who store guns in soft cases, or socks in the safe, here in hawaii. That can be risky business depending on where you keep them and if you let the cases get wet, but for the most part the only guns ive ever seen noticeable issues with have been guns that lived behind truck seats. Those usually end up pretty rusty inside and out before too long.
  4. 1911 guy

    1911 guy Member

    May 5, 2005
    Garrettsville, Oh.
    To echo post #3, guns can be stored in cases as long as you are aware of environmental conditions. What you zip in that case stays in that case. This includes all the moisture, humidity, crud, etc. Clean and lube well before storage.
  5. rbernie
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    rbernie Member

    Jan 21, 2004
    Norra Texas
    If you're going to store things in soft cases, I'd recommend the use of a VCI bag (put the gun in the VCI bag and then put that into the soft case) as cheap insurance.
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