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I so scared that my new baby is going to be dinged up or worst rust. How should i store my AR?
 
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Get a storage locker or safe of some kind to keep unauthorized hands off it, and stick a golden rod or similar in there.
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Do not store a firearm in a plastic case with foam padding or a soft case unless you live in a very dry environment to begin with. This could cause a rust disaster for you firearm. Never store tanned leather with a firearm. A firearm should only require a light coat of oil to prevent rust; If you get rusting with a light coat of oil, solve your humidity or corrosion problem.

A quick wipe down with a silicone treated cloth after any handling will work wonders to protect the finish and keep your firearm looking good for a long time.
 
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She will never run right without a few scraped knees and bruises. So let her play hard and grow up with class. :p
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I so scared that my new baby is going to be dinged up or worst rust. How should i store my AR?
In your arm's, pet her softly and run long stokes down her barrel, kiss her occasionally, tell her you love her, and sing her sweet songs. Do this in a rocking chair on your front deck for all your neighbors to see.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
i your really that worred about it getting scratched you should just sell it after all it is tool designed for one purpose and being babyed isn't it
 
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i your really that worred about it getting scratched you should just sell it after all it is tool designed for one purpose and being babyed isn't it

Try to say that at ARFCOM to the guys who have big ass Pelican cases for their ARs. :roll: Hell, mine is in my truck right now, as it has been for the past few weeks. Bouncing around, getting stuff piled on it, etc... I have no doubts that the ACOG is still zeroed and that it will go bang when I ask it to. Anything more than that, IMO, is unneeded.
 
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Try to say that at ARFCOM to the guys who have big ass Pelican cases for their ARs. :roll: Hell, mine is in my truck right now, as it has been for the past few weeks. Bouncing around, getting stuff piled on it, etc... I have no doubts that the ACOG is still zeroed and that it will go bang when I ask it to. Anything more than that, IMO, is unneeded.
I guess that's me...I have a big ass pelican 1750 case for my new yet-to-be-finished AR. The case costs half of what some AR's cost. I think if you had this kind of expense tied up into a rifle you would baby it as well...unless your mattress is stuffed with cash. For patrol and other situations where your rifle is designed for a specific purpose, then let it get banged up. I don't care. You are trusting your life that an ACOG won't loose zero, or other parts won't break. Sure they are durable, but everything has a point at which it will break. Does that mean you will let me grab your rifle by the muzzle and use it as a baseball bat? Who are you to judge how people protect their investments? For me, I have one hell of a paper-zombie puncher. The rest of the time it's a damn expensive paper weight...in a sweet case.

From my perspective, I can understand the OP in his quest for protection. My response: get a dehumidifier if you live in a moist climate and put it in a safe. For transportation, get a good soft care or hard case. I personally like the Pelican's, but they are quite expensive. You pay for quality and protection (most of the time), IMHO.
 
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I guess that's me...I have a big ass pelican 1750 case for my new yet-to-be-finished AR. The case costs half of what some AR's cost. I think if you had this kind of expense tied up into a rifle you would baby it as well...unless your mattress is stuffed with cash. For patrol and other situations where your rifle is designed for a specific purpose, then let it get banged up. I don't care. You are trusting your life that an ACOG won't loose zero, or other parts won't break. Sure they are durable, but everything has a point at which it will break. Does that mean you will let me grab your rifle by the muzzle and use it as a baseball bat? Who are you to judge how people protect their investments? For me, I have one hell of a paper-zombie puncher. The rest of the time it's a damn expensive paper weight...in a sweet case.

From my perspective, I can understand the OP in his quest for protection. My response: get a dehumidifier if you live in a moist climate and put it in a safe. For transportation, get a good soft care or hard case. I personally like the Pelican's, but they are quite expensive. You pay for quality and protection (most of the time), IMHO.
I phrased that wrong. I have no problem with sticking a precision rig into a nice case. Accuracy on a rig like that is important. I've seen guys over there with SBRs in Pelican cases. :confused: Just makes me go WTF? I've got about 2k in my AR total, that's not chump change by any means. But I'm not worried about a scratch here or a scratch there, and if I can break it while it rides in my truck I should probably stop jumping the Grand Canyon. And if my ACOG has lost zero, I'm gonna be seriously pissed at the guys on ARF that say LaRues never lose zero. :lol::lol::lol: Seriously though, I've dropped the gun onto the ACOG from waist height before and it maintained zero within MOA or 2MOA. That's good enough for me.
 
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