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Another consideration: when transporting or storing in gun cases, be wary of any moisture accumulated in the case.

A little bit of water soaked into a gun case can go unnoticed, until you pull out the rifle the next day and realize your firearm has been sponging it all up!

Even when being careful, moisture has a way of getting into cases, especially when you go shooting or hunting on a rainy day here in the Pacific Northwest!
 
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I would suggest the following...which can all be had off Amazon for $60-ish, give or take...

Hygrometer (humidity meter)
Golden Rod
Large Container of Desiccant (the kind that changes color when it needs to be refreshed by heating in the oven)

They also make hygrometers that have a sensor that goes into the safe and the unit sits outside the safe. This way you don't have to open the safe (which may upset the environment) and can check the humidity status from the outside.

The meter, however, will give you a good idea of what is actually going on with the environment in your safe. The Golden Rod and desiccant should resolve any problems if you have them. And if you don't have problems, they should keep it that way. There is no such thing as too much rust protection.

I would also suggest giving your guns a good wipe down with either Renaissance Wax or a silicone cloth before you put the guns in the safe. Ren Wax is fantastic stuff, btw, and you'll find tons of uses for it if you don't use it already. A 200 ml can will run you $25-ish on Amazon but it will last you forever.

I would check the humidity status and inspect your guns daily until you're certain you've got a stable environment. Then a weekly check and periodic wipe down with a silicone cloth should be all you need to keep things rust free. Don't forget to monitor the desiccant and pop it in the over when it needs a refresh. :)
 
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