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how to keep your shotgun from rusting?

Discussion in 'Tactical Shotguns' started by dc2integra, Feb 1, 2010.


  1. dc2integra

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    Ive been reading alot on these forums of people talking about rust on there shotguns i just purchasd my mossberg ill be getting it in a few days just wondering on how to prevent that happening to miy shotgun
     

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  2. aippi

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    Your receiver is going to be aluminum so it is not an issue. Just keep the barrel and other parts clean and protected with a good quality gun oil. There are some very advanced potectants out there and the guys will jump in with the ones they use. I use Rem Oil, however, that does not mean it is the best.
     

  3. dc2integra

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    thanks what about hoppes?
     
  4. TACC GLOCK

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    I use straight CLP. I have never had a problem, just soak them down when they get put away.
     
  5. frankmako

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    good gun oil with work.
     
  6. Pepiot

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    +1. I have the 870 express that it seems a lot of people have problems with rusting. I've had the gun for 3 years, use around salt water quite often and never had a problem.
     
  7. Dr. J Frame

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    Even with a brand new firearm one can usually spray the barrel down and have a LOT of rust appear on a white cleaning rag. I usually work the new steel components a great amount to get this initial corrosion off entirely.

    It's not uncommon for a cleaning rag to look like this upon the first cleaning-
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    Also, a shotgun with a ventilated rib is slightly more difficult because of the small open spaces between the rib and the barrel. I usually wet down corner pieces of rag and work them back & forth like dental floss.
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    I use Tri-Flow mostly because I love the smell and it seems to work very well. We were issued CLP in the Cavalry and it's always made me nauseous.
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  8. dorkweed

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    Get the steel parts dipped like us waterfowl hunters do. There are plain finishes out there. The cats dupa!!!!
     
  9. Tederrific

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    CLP, especially on the inside of the barrel and chamber.
     
  10. nastytrigger

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    Only rust problem on my Mossberg was my heat shield.
     
  11. K.Kiser

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    There is no shortage of good gun oil out there for a discriminating gun owner... Although probably not the very best, Rem oil is more than qualified to protect a firearm... I'll also say that in My 25 years of owning and caring for My firearms, I have never had any rust develop on any of My guns and all I use 95% of the time is WD-40... Just take pride in their health and be thorough, and just about any oil will do the job after that...
     
  12. Ljay

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    I like Rem oil, I think this is better, It goes on very smooth, and when dries it gets a little thicker and stays on, does not rube off easily

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  13. Puppy

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    I've been using Rem Oil w/teflon for years, good stuff IMHO.
     
  14. sigman69

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    there are alot of good choices in gun oil out there. Rem Oil will work as will all the other brands other posters have listed. I like tetra though, and FP-10, or Slick 2000. YMMV
     
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