How To: Weatherproof Your Guns

Anyone who’s spent time in extreme weather with their guns knows that bad effects cold temperatures and rain can have on your rifle.

Water can damage your guns, causing corrosion, rust, and other negative effects on your weapons.

Even if you buy a rifle that is made for “all weather”, the effects of extreme weather are still hard to avoid.

With a few easy tips, you can fight back against weather damage and keep your guns in working order no matter where you go.

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1. The Basics – Keep Your Gun Oiled To Prevent Corrosion

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This one seems like a no brainer. Keep your gun clean and well maintained with some basic gun oil or oil wipes. With the exception of the bore, you want to oil all surfaces of the barrel and action. If done often, this will do a lot to prevent damaging corrosion. Check out these tips for oiling your guns!

2. Use Muzzle Tape To Protect Your Bore

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Use some electrical tape to keep your bore protected. Keeping your bore taped to prevent damage won’t effect your shot, either. The tape comes right off when you fire and your shot fires completely straight with no effect on the accuracy. Just be sure not to oil your bore as that will effect your accuracy. Here’s how to tape your bore-

3. Use Lip Balm On Your Scope Mount Screws

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This is a little known trick- cover the mount screws with lip balm after mounting your scope. The balm fills the space in the head of the screw and keeps water away from the metal. This combats rust even better than oil, and lip balm comes off easily when you clean your gun.

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What tricks do you use to weatherproof your guns?

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