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Some stuff you just can't make up...

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Tmac, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Tmac

    Tmac Sheridan, Oregon New Member

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  2. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    The barrel started to rust after an hour in the rain?
    Was it acid rain?

    It's funny listening to people from areas that never rain. They have 3 days of rain and think the world is ending, can't go out, can't drive.

    I have a boss from AZ that thought it was cold here all the time. I would be wearing shorts and a tee and he would be in jeans, jacket the get up and be freezing at 60 degrees.
     
  3. OPAWY

    OPAWY NorthCentral Wyoming Member

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    Everythings faster in California. Even the rust I guess...
     
  4. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Actually had this happen to me. M2 .50 cal machine gun started to rust right in front of me as I sat in the turret guarding a disabled convoy. The dust had accumulated on the oil and the rain washed it and the oil away and since the parkerization was very well worn to start with... :(

    It would still work fine but it just amazed me I could notice the rust forming in less than an hour. Can't see the rust on the vid but it formed on the top cover. Keep a good finish and oil on your guns. Not that I was worried about resale value... :)
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  5. BigDave

    BigDave Portland Member

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    That is just funny!
     
  6. tallshipsgo

    tallshipsgo Springfield OR Well-Known Member

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    I could see that happening being from CA. Though I always kept my equipment well lubed and clean I knew several people that didn't bother - relative humidity being in the mid-20% range it generally didn't really occur to several people I knew to regularly oil anything. I knew a guy that hadn't applied a layer to one of his blued .22 rifles for years (externally anyway) and it showed no rust. Just depends on what you're used to I suppose.

    I'm not saying the calguns post isn't goofy though. Yes, people freak out when it rains. Of course they b*tch for lack of water most of the year though. Happily it doesn't matter to me anymore! :D
     
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    branchbuster Albany Active Member

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    Should do a thread about what to do when hunting in the dry! It is such a rarity around here.
     
  8. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    my 700ADL will rust after about an hour in the rain. bright red and orange.. it's all superficial and wipes right off. blued steel and rain dont mix.