Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

Storage question

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 02-20-2010, 06:02 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Ocean Springs, MS
Posts: 32
Storage question

I have two bolt action rifles and have lived alone for years so just had trigger locks and kept them locked in cases. Now my wife is moving in and I was going to put bolt locks on them as well however this means that the bolts will always have to be open. Sorry for the lack of technical knowledge but there is a spring that pushes the firing pin forward and with the bolt open this is compressed.......is the bad on the bolt to be stored like this for potentially extended periods. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-20-2010, 06:05 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: cedar rapids Iowa
Posts: 239
Re: Storage question

That would be the firing pin spring. I would not store it in the compressed position for long periods of time as it might take a "set".
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-20-2010, 06:43 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,190
Re: Storage question

Quote:
Originally Posted by rbecker08 View Post
I have two bolt action rifles and have lived alone for years so just had trigger locks and kept them locked in cases. Now my wife is moving in and I was going to put bolt locks on them as well however this means that the bolts will always have to be open. Sorry for the lack of technical knowledge but there is a spring that pushes the firing pin forward and with the bolt open this is compressed.......is the bad on the bolt to be stored like this for potentially extended periods. Thanks
For long term storage I would recomend removing the bolt and placing them in a safety
deposit box. Most thieves will not take a rifle that doesn't have a bolt because it is nearly
impossible to sell and if you are an occasional shooter or you have children it is very safe.

You should de cock the firing pin for storage also.

Next thing to look at is buying a gun safe.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"

Last edited by J E Custom; 02-20-2010 at 11:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-21-2010, 01:38 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,538
Re: Storage question

+1 with J E Custom. My kids are grown up now but, when they lived at home I'd take the bolts out and lock them up in a mini safe. I wouldn't leave the spring in the compressed state.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-21-2010, 08:33 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Missouri
Posts: 174
Re: Storage question

Quote:
Now my wife is moving in
Just curious; where was your wife living previously. Sounds like a nice arrangement.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-21-2010, 10:06 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 449
Re: Storage question

If I was strapped for cash and needed some way to store my guns, I would buy a cheap stack-on safe ($100).
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Storage question
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
taxidermy and storage partisan1911 Gunsmithing 0 01-05-2011 03:08 PM
Powder storage buckbrush Reloading 12 05-21-2009 03:21 PM
Gun Storage General Discussion 3 02-11-2006 09:52 PM
gun storage jacack The Basics, Starting Out 0 02-09-2003 10:01 AM
Long Barrel Rifle Storage.....Question... Please advise. demarpaint The Basics, Starting Out 1 01-05-2003 01:02 PM

Current Poll
Do you plan to buy a new custom rifle in the next 12 months?
YES - Of course - 73.10%
1,549 Vote
NO - wife/girlfriend won't let me. - 26.90%
570 Votes
Total Votes: 2,119
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC