Wet / damp guns

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  1. EV2UK

    EV2UK Member

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    Just a thought, does anybody put any kind o moisture pack in their gun cases or bags.
    My FTP got wet this morning but I still haven't been home so although I gave it a wipe off its been sat in its bag for the past few hours...
     
  2. suds

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    I never put my gun in the bag when it got wet, I wipe it down and lay it on top of the bag until I get home, best not to get the inside of the bag wet/damp.
     
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  3. RobF

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    Like Dave, wipe as down as soon as possible. On the way back the gun is in the case but I leave it open enough to get air through and use the AC which dries the air (even when heated). Then when it's home it gets pulled out of it's stock and dried properly.
     
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  4. RobF

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    I've got some silica packs on order Tony, I'll bring one down the club for you to have a look at. Bit moist this morning was it?
     
  5. MikeSeago

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    Even if I have dried and oiled my gun it is always stored in a sealed case with 3 silica gel packs inside. Never had any problems.
     
  6. Welsh Wizard

    Welsh Wizard You Gave, i took lol Staff Member

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    Often put my soaked ev2 in its case for a 3 to 4 hour drive home.
    Usually just unpack it and leave on the gun stand to dry.
    Have on occasion forgotten about it and left it a day or two to unpack still wet!
    No real problem's, just keep the barrel clean.
     
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  7. EV2UK

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    Bit wet Rob.. Really wet rain if you know what I mean

    All dry now though.
     
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  8. Emma

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    Phew !
    I'm same as Welsh Wizard, you lot got me all worried LOL

    Bit drizzly today, my EV2 is on my gun rack.
    It came home in the bag.
    (thermostattic oil heater in it's room)

    I've never taken it out of the stock
    (Just SCR when serviced)
     
  9. simmmo

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    Clean my gun before getting in the car to go home. Usually involves taking the action out of the stock wiping and drying everything down with kitchen roll and then liberally spraying all metal parts with 3 in 1. The barrel gets special treatment plug it and fill with olive oil till getting home then let Pop Eye scrub it.

    Monkey.
     
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  10. AlexS

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    Most dry packs contain silica. They do absorb moisture very good, but they don't manage much of it before getting soggy and useless. When I come home from a wet ride, I open the case and let everything dry near the heater. A dry towel at the end of the shoot helps a lot.
     
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  11. RobF

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    I bought these the other day, just because I'm moving my gun cupboard and realised I'd lost my old Silica bag

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07GPQS7Z7/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Before the weekend I was taking a load of garden clippings down the tip and the car was very misted up. It was misting up with normal heating and really needed AC on to keep it at bay. Window demist couldn't keep up. With recirculation on AC was a must. I've had one in the car for 36 hours. I've just driven from cold and I didn't need AC on at all and only a smidge of demist with recirculation on. It's taken a noticable amount of mist away from the glass. For £15 they seem to be doing the trick in the car so will be useful after soggy shoots.
     
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  12. hmangphilly

    hmangphilly The Doctor

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    Turn your AC on you Tight Wad
     
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    Don' t buy a gun with blueing
     
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    Thanks for the link Rob
     

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