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Posted: 3/15/2005 1:44:48 PM EST
What is the optimum temperature for gun storage in a safe?  The current room stays cold around 58-60 degrees.  I noticed some rust on a .22 rifle receiver, and was wondering if temperature could be a factor.
Link Posted: 3/15/2005 5:34:39 PM EST
Colder steel will in fact allow moisture to generate versus warmer steel. Just coat your guns with a thick coat of oil, IMO.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 2:53:26 AM EST
the only place i have for my safe is in the basement.  it is pretty moist.  i just make sure my guns have a little gun oil on the metal and i went to Gander Moutnain and purchased a box of their moisture absobant crystals.  i bought the next larger box than recommended.  just nuke it in the microwave occassionally to recharge and drive the accumulated moisture out of it.  i've never had a prob with rust.
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