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    Would you.........................................take your AK out in the rain?

    Since we've had sort of a monsoon season here lately, I was wondering. Figured that posting here would be appropriate. So......given that most of us here think the world of the AK and all. Would you.................take you favorite build or favorite AK out into the down pouring rain as is? I mean original wood stocks, etc. Some of our rifles have seen battlefield conditions, or parts thereof. So....I ask.....would you take your favorite AK out into the down pouring rain for a good reason or would you feel reluctant to do so?
    I'd take my Yugo out in the rain, but I'd feel like going through it very well once back inside....I mean with a full cleaning and all. I hate rust on any of my firearms basically. I've had my Yugo out in the rain before to down an armadillo. Did a complete cleaning day after...and rust prevent treatment. I get it out every day matter of fact, and the humidity has been around 99% lately.
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    I would without any worries. Just clean it afterward.
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    That's like asking if you would take a steel bodied vehicle into the rain. It has primer and paint and so it's fine.
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    When I'm going shooting, I'm going shooting. That means rain or shine, snow or hail......I'm going shooting
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    What's rain?
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    you tell me

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    I'm going to make little tactical umbrellas you can put on rails to protect firearms from rain.

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    Yep...in a heart beat! In fact I've done so while camping. Took my Norinco MAK90 for a few days of camping and it happened to pour overnight with the Norinco outside the tent. Just shook it off and when I got home a few days later I cleaned and oiled it. No harm

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    Most yes, some no. WASR, no problem. If I had a PLO build with a Russian barrel, or a double underfolder Chinese, likely not.
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    My Mak-90 is basically brand new (it's been fired 10 times) so I wouldn't take that out in the rain, but my other ones I don't really care that much about. Some friends and I used to run drills when it was raining just for practice. ARs, AKs, Glocks, etc. as long as you clean/oil them later it's not a big deal.

    Also, sneaking around in the rain training with a suppressed weapon is fun. Feels like Splinter Cell or something haha.
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    Pristine Russian laminate - no.

    Pristine Egyptian laminate - no.

    Pristine Romanian laminate - no.

    The fastest way to remove shellac from laminate is to get it wet. Wood expands = shellac doesn't. Shellac cracks and falls off.

    BFPU wood and synthetic - no problem.
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    If I had to, sure. Otherwise, I would not take my best AKs out in the rain. WASR? Sure.
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    I took out my Bulgy 74 in the rain last year. New, perfect wood. Hurt the shellac a bit. Oh well.

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    Most of them, yes. Just a good drying and cleaning afterwards.

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    I've had most of my rifles in the rain. I wouldn't bring my Izzy, but I've had my Saiga in the rain. It rains too much here too not shoot in the rain.

 

 
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