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 Post subject: Gun Socks
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:07 am 
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Early next week I will be collecting my nice new gun ... taken a while to get it finished to my size and requirements. It has a nice/impressive walnut stock and I don't want to accidentally damage it when using the cabinet.

A Gun-Sock is the best idea but there are so many out there and vary in price from £3 to £30. Which one do you use to protect yours? Rifle, scope, shotgun, spare barrels ... which brand to use or avoid.

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 Post subject: Re: Gun Socks
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:09 pm 
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I have these. Haven't used them yet but they seem good quality. And the reviews on them were ok.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1


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 Post subject: Re: Gun Socks
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:10 pm 
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I've always used Tourbon. You can get a pack of 5 from Amazon for £33:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TOURBON-Huntin ... 89&sr=8-10


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 Post subject: Re: Gun Socks
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:19 pm 
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All mine are socked up with the speckled Ebay ones. Speckled silicon impregnated in brown or green with two different lengths.
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 Post subject: Re: Gun Socks
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I suspect all of the above are the same ones made in the same factory by the same people so I don't think you can go wrong.


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 Post subject: Re: Gun Socks
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I think the silicon impregnation works as an old 410 which wasn't socked started to show signs of rust while the socked ones were still good. :good:
Think I paid around 3 quid each for mine and yes, they probably are all from the same place.


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 Post subject: Re: Gun Socks
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:53 pm 
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I keep my shotguns in socks and then wrap various other bits (like my LBP) in cheap pillow cases.


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 Post subject: Re: Gun Socks
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Any sock is going to be better than no sock as it does save from getting marks from knocks and bumps.

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 Post subject: Re: Gun Socks
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MotorRacingBruce1980 wrote:
Any sock is going to be better than no sock as it does save from getting marks from knocks and bumps.


With my current "collection" even including a 16g from around 1930 valued at several thousand, I have never worrried too much. However with a new semi-bespoke arriving, I dont want to unnecessariliy knock/bump it.

Thanks all for the comments and links too - I need several items from Amazon, so will add a set to that.

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 Post subject: Re: Gun Socks
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:12 pm 
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James048 wrote:
I've always used Tourbon. You can get a pack of 5 from Amazon for £33:


Yep, have all my rifles and the shotgun in Tourbon socks in my cabinet.

Only the Stg.44 isn't in a sock for obvious reasons lol


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