Originally Posted By: Rock Knocker
Originally Posted By: Flesh Eater

My question about the oil is how do you deal with rifles that get ice all over them, then sweat when brought in? Oil seems unavoidable.

When I get home from hunting in the cold, -15 to -20 at times. I ether leave the gun in the case until it's all at room temp or I take the gun out, dang thing freezes solid, literally, but field strip the gun as much as I can and place the parts over some of my furnace vents and that warms it up and drys it off pretty quick. Plus not having enough lube for it all to be flowing around helps also.

I've noticed my rifles seemingly dry up within an hour, but they sweat like crazy during the process. I assume if it's sweating on the outside of the barrel, it has to be sweating inside, right?

Do you oil your chamber at all? Would oiling it, then wiping it with a dry rag, or dry swab create the same pressure issues as discussed, or is that usually caused by an excess of oil?
We keep odd hours.