bad weather for good guns !
i was just watching this clip that we produced for a "teaser" to our tracks shows and it was thought provoking for me to start a thread on care of guns in bad weather ...the wet season in massailand means , well ...wet !!! you and all your equipment are going to get wet ..
the ruger alaskan with a trijicon is a perfect solution ...the ruger is completely impervious to wet and can be left for days in a wet gunbag ...a death sentence for a fine double ...and the trijicon scopes are very water resistant ..again a death sentence for many scopes ...
here are a few tips that will ensure you can hunt in the rain and keep your gear dry and functional
1/ choice of gear ... see above
2/daily oiling and wiping , take some extra rags and also lots of oil
3/take some extra gunbags , whats worse that having a gun rained on is leaving it in a hot humid gunbag so alternating between bags and making sure that the tun is not left in the bag overnight will help.
4/condoms for double gun or or the finger of a rubber glove for bolt guns to go over the end of the barrel while stalking , doesnt in any way affect shot
5/where in dry you want to avoid excess oiling as it grabs all the dust , in wet environs liberal oiling is necessary
lets hear some tips you might have ..