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Posted: 1/14/2008 8:32:46 PM EST
I know foam cases are a no-no, but what about the soft gun cases? The ones with the mag pouches on the outside and the soft/felt-like cloth on the inside? Is this the same corrosion chamber as a foam gun-case, or are these ok to store the rifle in for a while (few months between shooting outings, ect.)?
Link Posted: 1/14/2008 8:53:08 PM EST
I use a VCI plastic bag inside the soft case.
works great.

www.polygunbag.com/gunbags.html
Link Posted: 1/14/2008 9:05:29 PM EST
WOrth it, will be buying some!
Link Posted: 1/14/2008 10:15:20 PM EST
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corrosion chamber as a foam gun-case


hadnt heard that.

glad i put that desiccant in there.

maybe i should rethink my storage method?
Link Posted: 1/15/2008 1:22:36 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/15/2008 1:27:19 AM EST by kcolg30]
I really dont think it will rust as long as the rifle is in the house stored in a soft case. Just think of all the guns in a gun shop that sit on the shelves and in storge with no issues. I think it is just hype similar to global warming.
Link Posted: 1/15/2008 1:24:19 AM EST
Really like the Galati XT cases. Great all around.
Link Posted: 1/15/2008 2:29:48 AM EST
The soft gun cases and foam lined hard gun cases are far worse than open storage. The open cells of the fabrics act as wicks and suck away the lube from the gun's metal. That is what causes the corrosion. You can use freezer paper as a shield on the foam cases and those poly bags will work in both soft and foam lined hard cases.
Link Posted: 1/15/2008 12:07:04 PM EST
try those ones too:

www.zcorrproducts.com/
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 10:23:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/20/2008 10:29:21 AM EST by Cajunkraut]
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Originally Posted By 12_gauge:
I know foam cases are a no-no, but what about the soft gun cases? The ones with the mag pouches on the outside and the soft/felt-like cloth on the inside? Is this the same corrosion chamber as a foam gun-case, or are these ok to store the rifle in for a while (few months between shooting outings, ect.)?


Long-term case storage is easier if it's a quality bag using closed cell foam (i.e. Blackhawk, Eagle, etc.), and you use a rechargeable dessicant cartridge (found at most outdoor stores like Gander Mountain). For extra insurance, wipe the weapon down inside and out occasionally with a light coat of oil or CLP. Although I've never used them, the plastic VCI storage bags are a great idea.

If need be, put the cartridge in a polyester (doesn't wick moisture like cotton) sock to keep it from scratching up the gun's finish. Needless to say, especially in humid areas, make sure you keep the dessicant "charged" regularly.

Before I got my safe, I used this method for years without any issues.
Link Posted: 1/20/2008 10:38:05 AM EST
I wouldnt put any gun into any kind of closed case for long term storage, allthough the treated plastic bags look pretty good. A nice coat of breakfree inside and out will get the job done.
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