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Old 06-14-2011, 11:16 PM
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Hey guys and gals

I have just bought 2 brand new CZ, a full stock 17HMR and an American in 17HM2.
My question is if I intend to store these for a couple of years with out shooting them, should I leave the factory brown stuff in the barrel or should I clean it out and lube with another product?
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I would leave the factory stuff in. It is very robust and probably be your best bet for long term storage. That being said I don't think I could put a new rifle in storage without shooting it. You sir are made of sterner stuff than I am.
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Old 06-15-2011, 06:46 AM
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I'd be tempted to put a couple of RIG coated patches down the bore just for good measure, but I'm a belt and suspenders kind of guy when it comes to gun storage.
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RIG on the metal, wax on the stock, though the wax is almost certainly overkill.... then again, what's wrong with overkill?
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I have stored long term several of my military rifles that I cant get ATT's for any more by wiping down with Eezox. No issues with rust at all and the relative humidity gets high in my basement and would otherwise rust unprotected metal rather quickly. The factory brown gunk would probably work as well if you left it but its a bit of a chore to fully remove it and I like to get that out of the way so I could shoot them quickly if needed. With a dry patch through the bore, I'm good to go with the Eezox instead of the brown gunk.

This is a good test showing the effectiveness of various products...

http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html
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RIG on the metal, wax on the stock, though the wax is almost certainly overkill.... then again, what's wrong with overkill?
What is RIG?
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Rust inhibiting grease
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Rust inhibiting grease
Available at fine stores everywhere... except when out of stock:

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=748156

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If you don't want to have to deal with messy greases you can try our zcorr bags. They use a vci anti corrosion inhibitor and depending on how often you in and out of them you can get anywhere from 5-20 years of protection out of them. What's nice about the bags over grease is they don't leave any residue so you don't have to clean the rifles before you use them. Optic can stay mounted as well.

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RIG on the metal, wax on the stock, though the wax is almost certainly overkill.... then again, what's wrong with overkill?
A bit of work now can save a lot of heartbreak in a couple of years. RIG and wax.
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I have stored long term several of my military rifles that I cant get ATT's for any more by wiping down with Eezox. No issues with rust at all and the relative humidity gets high in my basement and would otherwise rust unprotected metal rather quickly. The factory brown gunk would probably work as well if you left it but its a bit of a chore to fully remove it and I like to get that out of the way so I could shoot them quickly if needed. With a dry patch through the bore, I'm good to go with the Eezox instead of the brown gunk.

This is a good test showing the effectiveness of various products...

http://www.6mmbr.com/corrosiontest.html
That is what I would do. The only thing that would be better is the grease. The issue with the factory preservative is that you don't know if they coated the bore real well. The nice part about Eezox is that the firearm is ready to shoot the way that it is.
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I'd go with the Eezox, also.
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Eezox is all I use.
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If you don't want to have to deal with messy greases you can try our zcorr bags. They use a vci anti corrosion inhibitor and depending on how often you in and out of them you can get anywhere from 5-20 years of protection out of them. What's nice about the bags over grease is they don't leave any residue so you don't have to clean the rifles before you use them. Optic can stay mounted as well.

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I too have seen these bags and was going to use them for my fishing gear but have wondered how the rust inhibitor affects things like finely finished wood or plastics? Any info on the actual properties of the chemical used?

If you have really humid wet conditions then a low wattage twisty bulb inside the safe (15-25 watts) works well at keeping the RH lower than the surroundings. Seal up any bolt and screw holes in the safe with electricians tape and weather stripping on the door.

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