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Storing an unloaded shotgun (action open or closed)?


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#1 wilkens21

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Posted September 15 2020 - 01:14 PM

How do you recommend storing it unloaded (not even cruiser ready)?

 

With the action fully closed (to keep out dust etc) or leave it partially open to keep the spring somewhat rested? 

 

Basically asking to see how I can extend the life of the spring or does it even matter? Thanks! 



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#2 maierar

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Posted September 15 2020 - 01:17 PM

Wooly snap caps, lightly sprayed with oil. Action closed, decocked.


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#3 wilkens21

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Posted September 15 2020 - 01:26 PM

Appreciate the response! I'm still a bit of a newbie. :)

You basically mean (please correct me if I'm wrong)

 

1. Load a snap cap (with some gun oil on it) in the chamber

2. Close the action

3. Pull the trigger and leave it as such (ie: don't eject it out)

 

Thanks!



#4 wilkens21

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Posted September 15 2020 - 01:29 PM

I think you mean these snap caps

https://www.amazon.c...customerReviews

didn't even know they existed until your post. 



#5 Wowzer

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Posted September 15 2020 - 10:56 PM

I store mine action close with the trigger spring released..ie dry fire after closing the action.

#6 cprstn54

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Posted September 16 2020 - 09:17 AM

I store mine action close with the trigger spring released..ie dry fire after closing the action.

Same. I only use snap caps on rimfire guns. For 22LR I use the yellow wall anchors.



#7 notphilivey

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Posted September 16 2020 - 09:42 AM

I store mine 3 in pipe, empty chamber closed, safety on. But
After reading up on snap caps, I may use them.

#8 maierar

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Posted September 16 2020 - 01:48 PM

Appreciate the response! I'm still a bit of a newbie. :)

You basically mean (please correct me if I'm wrong)

 

1. Load a snap cap (with some gun oil on it) in the chamber

2. Close the action

3. Pull the trigger and leave it as such (ie: don't eject it out)

 

Thanks!

Exactly.  



#9 Old Glock guy

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Posted September 17 2020 - 10:23 AM

I'm a little confused here.  What's the value of storing it with a snap cap?

 

I store mine in a cruiser ready condition:  tube filled, action closed, hammer down (trigger pulled), safety off.  That prevents any chance of an AD from dropping it.

 






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