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dc2integra
02-01-2010, 18:04
Ive been reading alot on these forums of people talking about rust on there shotguns i just purchasd my mossberg ill be getting it in a few days just wondering on how to prevent that happening to miy shotgun

aippi
02-01-2010, 18:42
Your receiver is going to be aluminum so it is not an issue. Just keep the barrel and other parts clean and protected with a good quality gun oil. There are some very advanced potectants out there and the guys will jump in with the ones they use. I use Rem Oil, however, that does not mean it is the best.

dc2integra
02-01-2010, 21:50
thanks what about hoppes?

TACC GLOCK
02-01-2010, 22:06
I use straight CLP. I have never had a problem, just soak them down when they get put away.

frankmako
02-01-2010, 22:13
good gun oil with work.

Pepiot
02-01-2010, 23:25
I use straight CLP. I have never had a problem, just soak them down when they get put away.

+1. I have the 870 express that it seems a lot of people have problems with rusting. I've had the gun for 3 years, use around salt water quite often and never had a problem.

Dr. J Frame
02-02-2010, 02:00
i just purchased my mossberg ill be getting it in a few days just wondering on how to prevent that happening to miy shotgun
Even with a brand new firearm one can usually spray the barrel down and have a LOT of rust appear on a white cleaning rag. I usually work the new steel components a great amount to get this initial corrosion off entirely.

It's not uncommon for a cleaning rag to look like this upon the first cleaning-
http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/images/06-09-08-rag.jpg

Also, a shotgun with a ventilated rib is slightly more difficult because of the small open spaces between the rib and the barrel. I usually wet down corner pieces of rag and work them back & forth like dental floss.
http://www.skbshotguns.com/images/old%20website/Side_by_Side_ribssmall.jpg

I use Tri-Flow mostly because I love the smell and it seems to work very well. We were issued CLP in the Cavalry and it's always made me nauseous.
http://www.globalbikesonline.com/catalog/images/N-LU2120-tri-flo-2oz-drip.jpg

dorkweed
02-02-2010, 07:01
Get the steel parts dipped like us waterfowl hunters do. There are plain finishes out there. The cats dupa!!!!

Tederrific
02-02-2010, 12:13
CLP, especially on the inside of the barrel and chamber.

nastytrigger
02-02-2010, 14:00
Only rust problem on my Mossberg was my heat shield.

K.Kiser
02-05-2010, 19:55
There is no shortage of good gun oil out there for a discriminating gun owner... Although probably not the very best, Rem oil is more than qualified to protect a firearm... I'll also say that in My 25 years of owning and caring for My firearms, I have never had any rust develop on any of My guns and all I use 95% of the time is WD-40... Just take pride in their health and be thorough, and just about any oil will do the job after that...

Ljay
02-05-2010, 20:25
There is no shortage of good gun oil out there for a discriminating gun owner... Although probably not the very best, Rem oil is more than qualified to protect a firearm...



I like Rem oil, I think this is better, It goes on very smooth, and when dries it gets a little thicker and stays on, does not rube off easily

http://www.impactguns.com/store/media/tetra/tetra_35050.jpg

Puppy
02-05-2010, 20:42
I've been using Rem Oil w/teflon for years, good stuff IMHO.

sigman69
02-07-2010, 09:59
there are alot of good choices in gun oil out there. Rem Oil will work as will all the other brands other posters have listed. I like tetra though, and FP-10, or Slick 2000. YMMV