Concerns with keeping a shotgun in a shed

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Concerns with keeping a shotgun in a shed

Post by 16gahunter » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:04 am

So I'm looking for thoughts and info on the pros and cons of keeping a loaded shotgun on a rack in my locked garden shed. I live on 8 acres in a rural area, so there are no legal issues regarding the discharge of said firearm. I'm have a huge problem with rabbits eating my plants and the occasional stray dog that needs dealt with. I know the humidity and changes in heat and cold will be an issue, but how bad is it, really?

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Re: Concerns with keeping a shotgun in a shed

Post by Brian D. » Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:50 pm

Welcome! There are plenty of good protective products available.
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Re: Concerns with keeping a shotgun in a shed

Post by SMMAssociates » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:43 am


Welcome Aboard!

If you have power at the shed, you may want to think about putting a gun safe out there, with a heater (or just a 100 watt light bulb) in it.

Otherwise, there are all kinds of lubricants/preservatives out there that should do what you need. Hopefully somebody will have some suggestions

There's a sticky at viewtopic.php?f=6&t=10097 that you probably should have a look at, but it's not mandatory, and may be sleep inducing. Just some idea (don't go past the first few pages) of how this place works and who's here.

And a question.... I can understand having a shotgun (or some other weapon) out in the field, so to speak, but I think I'd rather just carry something - whether a handgun or a lightweight long arm - it may be a long run to the shed.... (You could also think about a handgun chambered for the .410ga shotgun round. Not great v.s. a real shotgun, but they're not too big/heavy.)


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Re: Concerns with keeping a shotgun in a shed

Post by Joe Sixpack » Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:54 pm

Have you heard of eezox? I bet you hitting it with that once a month and you'd probably be ok.. it's good stuff.
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