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    Just hit is with compressed air when you get home.
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    Is AK...enough said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FADE 2 BLK View Post
    Just hit is with compressed air when you get home.
    Heat gun helps, too.
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    Since my WASR is parked, I try to give all the steel surfaces a wipedown with an oily patch as a last step to my cleaning process.

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    Life or death ..... yes
    Until then ill leave playing army to Rob and his fan boys

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    I live in the area with the most rain in Europe. Weapon that can not be out in the rain or that I wouldnt take out in the rain I dont consider as weapon at all.
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    My go to Ak has a coat of Rust-oluim paint on it.......I have no problem taking it out in the rain!

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    Not only would I, but have done so. First time was my Norinco red bakelite 56 that a buddy of mine just HAD to shoot, so we went to the range. The sky dumped about 1,000,000 gallons of water on us in about five minutes, and he asked if we should leave. I asked him if he wanted to leave, and he said no, so we stayed, got drenched and the rifle just kept on running with steam coming off the barrel. Tossed it in the back of the 4Runner and drove the 30 minutes to the house, expecting to see fresh, fluffy red rust when I got home, but surprise, surprise, there wasn't a speck. So...I leaned the rifle up in the corner of the safe and waited a day. Still no rust. Waited a week - no rust. Four months later, not a trace of rust, whereupon I decided that I might as well clean the thing. Sure enough, I stripped it down all the way and found not one single speck of rust.

    I credit this to the treatment I give all my rifles. I strip them down as far as they'll go, clean thoroughly, then leave the clean parts in the sun for a few hours soaking in copious amounts of CLP. I leave the weapon soaking for 24 hours, then wipe down and re-assemble. So far, none of my rifles have ever rusted following this treatment, and they've been out in the rain, mud and God knows what quite a bit.

    CLP is the cat's ass, y'all.

    The second time was when I attended a 3-gun event on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and did some low-crawling, high-crawling and 3-5 second rushes with my Magnificent Maadi MISR-SA during a gritty, muddy match that was a lot of fun. I literally threw the Maadi down in the mud to do the rope drags on the big tires, and she ran like a champ. I rinsed the rifle out between stages at a water spigot, swabbed the bore and kept on shooting. Probably one of the best matches I have ever attended, despite being soaked to the bone and filthy the whole time.
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    Why not. It was designed as a battle rifle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MississippiRifleman View Post
    Not only would I, but have done so. First time was my Norinco red bakelite 56 that a buddy of mine just HAD to shoot, so we went to the range. The sky dumped about 1,000,000 gallons of water on us in about five minutes, and he asked if we should leave. I asked him if he wanted to leave, and he said no, so we stayed, got drenched and the rifle just kept on running with steam coming off the barrel. Tossed it in the back of the 4Runner and drove the 30 minutes to the house, expecting to see fresh, fluffy red rust when I got home, but surprise, surprise, there wasn't a speck. So...I leaned the rifle up in the corner of the safe and waited a day. Still no rust. Waited a week - no rust. Four months later, not a trace of rust, whereupon I decided that I might as well clean the thing. Sure enough, I stripped it down all the way and found not one single speck of rust.

    I credit this to the treatment I give all my rifles. I strip them down as far as they'll go, clean thoroughly, then leave the clean parts in the sun for a few hours soaking in copious amounts of CLP. I leave the weapon soaking for 24 hours, then wipe down and re-assemble. So far, none of my rifles have ever rusted following this treatment, and they've been out in the rain, mud and God knows what quite a bit.

    CLP is the cat's ass, y'all.

    The second time was when I attended a 3-gun event on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and did some low-crawling, high-crawling and 3-5 second rushes with my Magnificent Maadi MISR-SA during a gritty, muddy match that was a lot of fun. I literally threw the Maadi down in the mud to do the rope drags on the big tires, and she ran like a champ. I rinsed the rifle out between stages at a water spigot, swabbed the bore and kept on shooting. Probably one of the best matches I have ever attended, despite being soaked to the bone and filthy the whole time.
    Yup, I use RIG grease & Barricade myself and haven't had a problem. If the thin film of protectant is there before the water tries to get at the metal then there shouldn't be any problems. For rifles equipped with wood furniture I'd suggest using a quality wax intended to be compatible with the wood finish so you don't have issues with the chems. in the wax attacking the finish. I wouldn't advise waxing the barrel or it's components due to wax becoming chalky when heated. Waxing the metal works great on a bolt gun that will see limited strings of fire.

    The trick is to prepare for the weather BEFORE you find yourself out in it. At that point the rifle won't notice and once cleaned/dried it should be fine... I did build a Romy with all the metal painted in Alumahyde II so that it could be completely submerged and water couldn't get to any hidden areas to start rust. Has plastic furniture too so no worries about warping/swelling/retaining moisture.
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    Sure I do. Rain=training weather.

    I don't beat any of my firearms. When I get back to my shop they get a cleaning and any maintenance they need.
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    Yep...everything I own. My favorite time to go shooting is when its raining, because nobody else is on the range.
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    Rob just put screenshots up on the akou facebook page of the bolt carrier of the Npap rusting from sitting outside. Makes me consider cold blueing mine. I don't mind running my rifles in the rain though.
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    Rob has a short video on his FB page (not on YouTube that I could tell) of cleaning the rust off the bolt carrier with steel wool and CLP.

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    Buncha pansies....

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