Gun socks - yes or no?

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Gun socks - yes or no?

Post by juststarting » 11 Jan 2016, 10:45 pm

Since I have a larger safe now, I can store rifles with bipods attached. This however means that I no longer can use gun socks. Any opinions on that, I don't think I have excessive moisture in the safe and to be sure, I have a tub of moisture absorbtion crystals. One of this in fact: https://www.woolworths.com.au/Content/w ... 178888.jpg. One inside and two outside. The outside ones do accumulate water and get swapped out every few months. Main reason I did use them, was to avoid scratches in a smaller safe.

I want to know how many people do/do not use them. Swear by them, think they are useless, etc?
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Re: Gun socks - yes or no?

Post by brett1868 » 11 Jan 2016, 11:04 pm

Yes :)
Though I use the socks mainly to protect the timber rifles from knocks and bumps whilst digging to get some thing from the back row of the safe. to control moisture I use the 450g Pingi rechargeable dehumidifiers from http://www.pingiaustralia.com.au/pingi-products/ and just recharge them as required. I have 8 of them across 3 safes and no hint of rust on anything so far. Can be recharged in the microwave in 12 mins and last a couple months or more between recharges.
Just take the bipods off, only takes a couple minutes. I have 2 of the Harris style bipods for the hunting rifles and they sit on a shelf in the safe door so I just grab one and thro in the ammo box when I go shooting.


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Re: Gun socks - yes or no?

Post by juststarting » 11 Jan 2016, 11:12 pm

That's pretty much what I do, just thought have them on, oh well. Socks stay on :)
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Post by MR. WINCHESTER » 11 Jan 2016, 11:37 pm

No.

Moisture isn't a problem and I'm careful ....
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Post by Title_II » 12 Jan 2016, 12:42 am

I don't understand the connection between gun socks and moisture?
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Post by bigfellascott » 12 Jan 2016, 5:59 am

I use one on my Beretta SP1 when it's in it's case just to protect the timberwork, as for the moisture in the safe I run a seal around the door and also have a reptile heater in it to keep things dry and warm, so far so good.
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Post by MR. WINCHESTER » 12 Jan 2016, 6:58 am

Title_II wrote:I don't understand the connection between gun socks and moisture?


I certainly ain't no expert on gunsocks, but ...

I think the silicon impregnated ones are suppose to help with moisture control.
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Post by GLS_1956 » 12 Jan 2016, 10:42 am

The main use of gun socks is to help to protect the gun from nicks and dings. For rust protection there are protective bags as well as chemical and electric dehumidifiers.
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Post by Die Judicii » 12 Jan 2016, 5:49 pm

bigfellascott wrote:I use one on my Beretta SP1 when it's in it's case just to protect the timberwork, as for the moisture in the safe I run a seal around the door and also have a reptile heater in it to keep things dry and warm, so far so good.


The question is begging to be asked,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Do you keep the reptile in there as well ?????

A bit of a surprise for any would be thief I suppose. :o :o :o :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Gun socks - yes or no?

Post by bigfellascott » 12 Jan 2016, 8:19 pm

No the lizards gone to heaven hence why I decided to put it to use in the safe. :D
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Post by Norton » 13 Jan 2016, 12:41 pm

GLS_1956 wrote:For rust protection there are protective bags as well as chemical and electric dehumidifiers.


ZERust do the bags which emit the rust protection stuff too.
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Re: Gun socks - yes or no?

Post by Baronvonrort » 13 Jan 2016, 12:47 pm

A sock is great for saving dings and scratches when transporting rifles.
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Post by Herdsman » 13 Jan 2016, 1:19 pm

Norton wrote:ZERust do the bags which emit the rust protection stuff too.


Or stick one of the capsules in the safe, they protect everything for 2 years.

Not expensive either, $40 or something I think.
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Re: Gun socks - yes or no?

Post by ToyotaBoy » 17 Jan 2016, 9:46 pm

ahhhhhh the old problem of the gun sock being to tight to fit over the gun with a scope or bipod attaached to it.
wellllllllll i have a lovely old lady living next door to me so one day asked her to do a huge favour for me and she cut in half 2 gun socks and sewed them together to ake 1 big gun sock, she was kind enuf to to it 3 times for 3 differnt guns with scopes on, problem solved :D
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Post by brett1868 » 17 Jan 2016, 10:39 pm

ToyotaBoy wrote:ahhhhhh the old problem of the gun sock being to tight to fit over the gun with a scope or bipod attaached to it.
wellllllllll i have a lovely old lady living next door to me so one day asked her to do a huge favour for me and she cut in half 2 gun socks and sewed them together to ake 1 big gun sock, she was kind enuf to to it 3 times for 3 differnt guns with scopes on, problem solved :D



Damn, I've been struggling to slide the buggers on over the scope turrets. Ill ask the wife's friends if they can sow my socks...when I regain consciousness I'll give them a bit more detail :lol: Good idea and ill go asking them during the week :)
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Re: Gun socks - yes or no?

Post by Supaduke » 17 Jan 2016, 10:55 pm

http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/6X-GUN-SOCK-6- ... nav=SEARCH


You can buy extra large ones for scoped rifles , mine fit with scope and bipod no worries
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Post by heron » 20 Jan 2016, 2:58 pm

Pays to have a Nanna on hand.
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Re: Gun socks - yes or no?

Post by gunnerjacky » 20 Jan 2016, 5:38 pm

I didn't know that gun socks could protect the guns from moisture. There should be a practical explanation somewhere on the But, I think you should keep the socks on.
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