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Posted: 5/6/2003 5:44:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/6/2003 5:44:34 PM EST by Shades]
Is storing a rifle in a Pelican case good or bad? I've been told that storing in foam cases can lead to corrosion. But since Pelican's are airtight, I'm unsure what to believe. I know that Knight's sends some of their rifles out with a custom Pelican case...What's the story? Thanks!
Link Posted: 5/6/2003 6:04:59 PM EST
I know it feels comforting to store our prized firearms in a protective, padded case, but I think it's a false sense of security. While air doesn't have to be whipping around the firearm there should at least be air space. Some vehicle storage systems use a large plastic bubble held open by a small fan. The fan's more important function is to encourage air circulation. When I was just building my weapon collection, long before my safe and my kids, I used to store my rifles in a closet hung by their front sling swivels on the clothes rod, but always out of their cases, and I'm in the Northeast. It's even more vital in chronically humid areas.
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