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Old 03-22-2019, 10:45 AM
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Will Silicone Gun Socks Harm The Paint On the Receiver



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I would like to use one of the gun socks to protect the gun mostly from scratches. Does anyone know if putting the gun in one of these long term will harm the painted receiver finish or for that matter the poly finish on the stock? I have a new Henry Frontier.
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Old 03-22-2019, 05:24 PM
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All that I can say is that I've used them for dozens of expensive rifles and never had an issue. I see no need for worry.
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:44 PM
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I've been using them on my "nicer" HG's and long-guns for years now. Haven't noticed anything unusual on the metal, wood or synthetics. My new Henry is wearing one now.

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Old 03-22-2019, 06:46 PM
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If you wipe your guns down with those silicone rags ,be care full handling as they get real slick .
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Old 03-22-2019, 07:52 PM
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noremf, a very respected member here who has since passed, always cautioned against exposing wood to products containing silicone, explaining the silicon could penetrate the finish and cause it to fail. That said, I've stored a Browning BPS with an upgraded stock in a silicon gun sock for almost 30 years without any sign of damage. Would I do the same with a true collector's quality firearm? Probably not, but for a shooter I don't see any problem.
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:37 PM
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No..............silicone will protect the wood and metal.

Noremf was great....................loved his posts............but was often off base.
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Old 03-23-2019, 10:36 AM
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No..............silicone will protect the wood and metal.

Noremf was great....................loved his posts............but was often off base.
That's a pretty strong statement considering George's background/qualifications
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Old 03-24-2019, 06:25 AM
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All that I can say is that I've used them for dozens of expensive rifles and never had an issue. I see no need for worry.
Same here but besides rifles I also have some of my finest handguns in silicone socks. I would guess that gun manufacturers and companies like Brownells would not sell silicone products since decades if there was a known adverse effect.
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I like ‘em. I prefer the SackUps brand; made in USA, high quality, come in 6-packs.

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Old 03-24-2019, 01:14 PM
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I'm down to just three guns now...incredulous but true.... but ten years ago, one of my safes (or shall I say both? )would have looked very similar to the above photo.
Rifles were socked and handguns were kept in Boyt cases.
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:19 PM
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I'm down to just three guns now...incredulous but true.... but ten years ago, one of my safes (or shall I say both? )would have looked very similar to the above photo.
Rifles were socked and handguns were kept in Boyt cases.
Wow, that is all you had? I resorted to 70% handguns since they take up so much less space.
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That's a pretty strong statement considering George's background/qualifications

Mostly, he had a big typewriter.
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Old 03-25-2019, 06:54 AM
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Mostly, he had a big typewriter.
Thank God that comments like this are not the norm on Rimfirecentral. I find this comment even worse since it is written about a deceased member.

Nevertheless, George has never given scientific proof of his opinion, kind of a clinical research and shown effects under controlled conditions, excluding other factors.
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Thank God that comments like this are not the norm on Rimfirecentral. I find this comment even worse since it is written about a deceased member.

Nevertheless, George has never given scientific proof of his opinion, kind of a clinical research and shown effects under controlled conditions, excluding other factors.
Yeah that.
George was a highly qualified and dedicated man in his field and if he was wrong would say so. When called out he would look it up and post the often detailed and quite long winded facts proving his point, usually 100% of the time.

Some time back George mentioned if a finish is not compromised, breaks, flaws, in the finish all the way to the wood, its probably ok and, its your *"weapon" and do with it as you will. I don't use em as I've never had a problem wiping down my 'meager collection' with a quality tested oil inside and out every 2 years. JMO YMMV ETC

*My friend George called powder burners *weapons.

ETA- I've no opinion of silicone's effects on the paint.
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There was a picture on a thread somewhere. The stock had a pattern (white) that matched the weave of the gun sock
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