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Old 03-14-2018, 11:42 PM   #1
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Anyone use Silica packs when storing rifles in a soft case? Is it effective in keeping moisture away from more susceptible area that may rust on a weapon, i.e., the nooks and crannies?
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:46 PM   #2
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I keep my stuff in safes.

However, if I were to store in gun cases, I'd put silica packs in everything.
I also put them in ammo cans. Overkill = better then comin up short.
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If being stored in a case, I found that unless the case is sealed air tight the packs just get used up within a couple of days. If you have no safe or room with a dehumidifier then I'd suggest a light coating of gun oil and wrap them up in a silicone treated gun sock.
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Old 03-16-2018, 11:28 AM   #6
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If being stored in a case, I found that unless the case is sealed air tight the packs just get used up within a couple of days. If you have no safe or room with a dehumidifier then I'd suggest a light coating of gun oil and wrap them up in a silicone treated gun sock.
This is the way to go for "case" storage.
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I use the silica packs in ammo cans and gun safes. If I were going to store the weapon in a case I would do as Jagick said.
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I mainly use silica packs for ammo cans. If the can or case doesn't seal well then silica packs probably won't do much good. If we're talking about keeping it indoors where it's climate controlled then I wouldn't worry about it.

Not sure what kind of case we're talking about here, but open cell foam can hold in a lot of moisture so not a good idea for long term storage.
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:07 PM   #9
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I use those silica dehumidifier plastic things. No rust on anything.

But then I'm in Cali so humidity isn't like the 80% you get in the South etc
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I keep silica packs in my shotgun shells on sealed ammo boxes.
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I have access to a LOT of silica packs. I put them in my safe, in my ammo cans, etc... I live in a dry climate so dust is my main concern. Dust can aid in rust as well.

I’ve got a case club case and it cam with some special silica packs to put in it to protect your firearms.
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If being stored in a case, I found that unless the case is sealed air tight the packs just get used up within a couple of days. If you have no safe or room with a dehumidifier then I'd suggest a light coating of gun oil and wrap them up in a silicone treated gun sock.
I do this when I have to keep stuff in cases and it works great. Just putting rifles in cases can cause rust issue long term.
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Anyone use Silica packs when storing rifles in a soft case? Is it effective in keeping moisture away from more susceptible area that may rust on a weapon, i.e., the nooks and crannies?
https://www.theruststore.com/40-Gram...SABEgJopfD_BwE

That is what I use, both in the gun safe and in each ammo can.
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