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    Posted: April/17/2008 at 15:59
Anyone ever used minwax for rust protection on the stock and barrel?
Just bought a decent gun (new) and the guy says "now take that home degrease it(not the mechanics) and put on some minwax. I have never heard of this. It is a hunting riffle. Hopefully used in all wheather conditions.
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I use wax on all of my rifles, It helps keep water (rain) from rusting the metal. The wax repels the water. Never had a problem with the wax in hot weather.

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Well, if it's a new gun you'll have to remove the "factory grease", of course. After that, it's all yours.  I always put a coat of CLENZOIL on all my guns.  When the gun is dry, I rub on Renaissance Wax about every six months or so.  Sometimes, I put beeswax ( antique furnture wax) on my gunstocks.  I don't see why you couldn't use Minwax. Someone on this forum said recently that he uses Johnson's wax.  I like to have my guns all nice and oily. They smell good, they're oiled up, they're rust-free, and they function correctly. I don't buy all this stuff about everything having to be dull and camouflaged. I know better than that. If my guns are oily and gleaming, I haven't spooked any game yet. ( I guess the deer don't read the you-must-wear-camouflage-underwear articles in the hunting magazines.) Shocked  --Ed
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agreed.  animals can not see a gun barrel.
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Always used wax  when hunting Oregon and Montana in the wet cold months.  Works very well.
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The late, great Finn Aagaard used to recommend this trick for Alaskan hunts. I have used it myself and it helps. 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tip69 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April/18/2008 at 08:49
At first I thought this was a joke along the lines of:
"this is my rifle
 this is my Gun,
 This one's for fighten
 this one's for Fun"
 
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http://www.eezox.com/gun-care.html

This is the best stuff I have ever used, a local gun store recommended it to me, he uses it on every gun on the shelf to keep all the oily hands from messing up the new guns.
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i use birchwood-casey gun stock wax, a combination of caruba wax and silicone. it works very well on both the stock and the metal parts. repels moisture well and leaves a nice sheen
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Have you ever wondered why you can see deer in the woods when you do not have a rifle? an when you have your rifle not as much around. Could it be the oil? Petroleum, a totally unnatural and foreign scent in the forest. Bees wax will not spook game like the sent of oil.
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yep, oil has got a smell, but it waterproofs and prevents rust and lubricates. I have a human being scent. THAT scent is out there in the woods, too. I walk around and make a little noise....deer can smell you and your gun (and everything else that is out there) a good mile away if there's no wind....they can HEAR you a half mile away.  I just put oil on my guns and I don't wring my hands over what the deer are going to smell, and see, and hear. THEY SMELL, and SEE, and HEAR EVERYTHING! They LIVE out there!! ( I see THEM, too.....and if I'm close enough---I can smell them!!)  Cow manure or skunk spray all over everything would help you " blend in" Smile
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ok, ok. this is about wax. It is not excactly in the woods everyday just like oil. In my state tractors and dogs make more noise than I do in the the woods. The question was does wax work and or hurt your gun.
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hi ed Howdy so is it beater to use wax rather than oil an dose the wax smell an dose the wax keep rust of thanks for your time friendSmile
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Have never tried wax, but going to now.  Assume any good quality floor or hard carnuba wax would work if you degrease the barrel first.
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Originally posted by Indy Indy wrote:

ok, ok. this is about wax. It is not excactly in the woods everyday just like oil. In my state tractors and dogs make more noise than I do in the the woods. The question was does wax work and or hurt your gun.
 
I never saw anything about hurting the gun. No it doesn't, it does protect, though.
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 I use a synthetic waterproof lube spray ... shiny objects do glare and animals and men can see them . My rifles are ghillied .... hides em and waterproof spray on the cover keeps em dry . It kills me when those high gloss custom rifles are like mirrors in the mountain ... purrrty yea .... functional .... no . Are you putting wax on a high sheen stock too ? If so I'll see you at 2,000 yards easily ... and so will game when the sun hits it ....
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