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  • Back to the storing long guns muzzle down, do you guys think it can have any effect on anything for long term storage, say a few

    Back to the storing long guns muzzle down, do you guys think it can have any effect on anything for long term storage, say a few years or so in a gun safe?

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    I can't think of a single reason not to store them muzzle down for long periods.

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    • #3
      Before you asked this question I had never heard of anyone storing firearms muzzle down nor in the many armories I have toured have I seen muzzle down storage.
      Mine have been stored muzzle up for decades with no ill affect.
      If a firearm is stored with the muzzle resting on anything you would risk corrosion at the end of barrel ruining the crown which in turn would destroy its accuracy and it is very difficult to restore it to its previous accuracy.
      So I would not store them this way even for a short period of time.
      later,
      charlie

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      • #4
        I have always stored mine muzzle up and never had a problem. I read years ago that they should be muzzle down to prevent oil from saturating the stock and action. My problem with that is what amount of oil and lube is being used for that to actually happen? I've had a Rem 700 since 1970 and never had a problem with it being stored muzzle up.

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        • #5
          Excellent point, Charlie elk. I was just looking in my safe, and realized that I couldn't fit many guns in there muzzle down the way the racks are built.

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