Dri-Rod/Gun Socks...Belt And Suspenders?

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  1. TripleO7

    TripleO7 Active Member

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    I went and got another safe. I needed the room because I am also storing documents, valuables, etc. in one of them as well as ammo now.

    I had them install an 18" Dri-Rod in the new one which is housing all of the firearms. Probably going to install one myself in the old one.

    I have been using gun socks and they seem to have been OK as far as nothing getting sticky or rusty.

    Any opinions on the use of one or the other, or both?
     
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    I use gun socks, made from plump cotton towels, to cushion and avoid scratches.
     
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    The goal isn't to protect finishes from scratches and dings, other than the Henry. The safe queen I swore I would never have. That will definitely stay in the sock. It's more of an environmental thing.
     
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    For the past 15 years, I have had a 40 watt bulb burning in 2 safes. Guns in the open. Never had a single problem. Just as a side note there are about 20 or more out hanging in the room in the open, also, never had a single problem.
     
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    My lockers are maintaining a range of 48-60 % humidity with goldenrods and desiccants. The 60% is after several days of rain. Anyone have a max humidity level that will start causing rust on firearms?
     
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    I have been using a Peet dryer in my safe and it has seemingly taken a crap. I found when I went to order another that they are no longer available. I’m looking for new suggestions or where to find the Peet dryer.

    Thanks
     
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    Les Member Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks I found the Peet like I had been using locally but that might be worth dropping by to pick up as backup
     
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    I saw them at a LGS yesterday for $29.99. :eek:
     
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    The silicone embedded guns socks..... awesome.
     
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    Have an Allen gun sock on the Beretta shotgun and use a Golden Rod in the bottom of the safe.
    42-48% humidity levels. I put one of the temp/humidity monitors in the safe. $10 at walmart.
     
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    I can get mine down to ~39% with a goldenrod and dessicant canisters. Not everyone has to deal with this crap. At my sister’s place in OR if the humidity gets up to 30% folks start whining about how balmy it is.
     
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    New Peet and back down to 48%