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#3343842 - 09/01/13 05:11 PM Re: rainy day rifle [Re: W.Seay]
bigtex
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Registered: 06/06/04
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I use my Rem 700 stainless synthetic in .270 for those rainy days. I even use it sometimes when it's not raining. ;\)
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#3343879 - 09/01/13 05:46 PM Re: rainy day rifle [Re: Vermin93]
redblood
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Registered: 01/22/06
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 Originally Posted By: Vermin93
No black plastic rifle stocks allowed in my gun safe. I have an older Marlin 336 30-30 that's my beater rifle for bad weather.




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#3344115 - 09/01/13 08:50 PM Re: rainy day rifle [Re: redblood]
Hunter 257W
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Registered: 10/04/12
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Loc: Franklin County

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Since water on my glasses pretty much ruin my chances of seeing a deer on a rainy day, I usually don't go. I do have a home gun-smithed model 98 Mauser though that fits the bill for a rough conditions gun. It has an Adams & Bennett barrel, cheapo synthetic stock, Timney sportsman trigger and Leupold Rifleman 3x9 scope. Yeah, it's blued but I don't care if it rusts so it don't. Has anybody else noticed that about blued guns? Once you stop caring about them, they just don't rust anymore. \:\)

Sometimes though I take my Remington 700 stainless CDL on a misty day.

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#3344461 - 09/02/13 09:29 AM Re: rainy day rifle [Re: Hunter 257W]
dh1984
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Registered: 06/14/09
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Loc: union county tennessee

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if it's raining out i just put a light coating of grease on the outside my rifle and it will be protected all day. then i know for sure it won't rust on me or anything.
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#3344505 - 09/02/13 10:33 AM Re: rainy day rifle [Re: dh1984]
DaveB
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Registered: 09/03/08
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Loc: Shelby County

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Not all blued rifles are equal. I've had some show signs of rust with just a sprinkle. Streangely enough, that was a Weatherby/Howa.
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