View Full Version : Is rain ok for a gun??
11-30-2002, 01:45 PM
Is it ok to get the shot really wet when it rains? and should I do anything different while cleaning? I have a Mossberg835
jim in illinois
12-01-2002, 06:47 AM
I'd recommend taking the gun totally apart when ya get home. Clean it well and then give it a thin coat of some oil. I use Rem-Oil with good results but you can use any kind of light oil. My brother is a big fan of WD40 and he doesnt have any rust problems. JIm
12-02-2002, 08:57 AM
L.A. Hunter, Jim gave you excellent advice. Rem oil is the best product I've found for gun maintenence. You can spray the internals of your gun very liberally and not have to worry so much about residue build-up like with so many heavier oils. Keep em clean, Brian. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-faces-toast-beers.gif
12-02-2002, 08:42 PM
If one of my guns gets wet, I wipe it down and spray a liberal amount of Rem oil on it before I put it in its case to head home / back to camp.
On the wd40, I always hear not to use it on firearms due to it being supposedly a solvent instead of a lubricant. Yet other folks I know that do use it, never have rust problems as Jim states. I use wd40 on my various saws / tools etc also with great results, but never on my firearms... yet. http://www.jesseshunting.com/forums/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smiley-confused-yellow.gif
12-02-2002, 10:33 PM
I've got a buddy who cleans his shotguns exclusivley with WD-40. The amazing thing is he rarely has problems with his guns. Only the occasional O-ring breaking. Go figure.
12-03-2002, 08:58 AM
I have used WD-40 to clean my pump guns and double-barrel forever. Never had any problems, despite all the stuff I've heard. I always mean to switch, but WD-40 is just so danged handy, always a can under the seat of the truck and in the shop.
What am I saying? WD-40 is not recommended, and I understand why. But my experience argues the point. Still, wouldn't use it on a semi-auto.
Bottom line, though... there's no need to get freaked out about your gun getting soaked. When you get a chance, clean it up good and don't stress. Getting wet shouldn't hurt the mechanics of the gun but it could accelerate rust.
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