View Full Version : Remington silicon sock - hype?

September 2, 2001, 07:45 PM
I just got one those Remington silicon impregnated socks for my 870. Does thing really help with rust prevention or is it nonsense?
It was very cheap at Wally World so I am not too upset if it was a bad buy.
I am looking at getting a gun-locker (can't afford a safe yet) and I was hoping to use this sock as an extra rust prevention measure.

Dave McC
September 3, 2001, 06:56 AM
They work, Mike, but nothing ensures rust protection like periodic maintenance. While some guns get rusty from bad conditions, more get it from neglect.

The silicon cloths are great for wiping down at the range. My perspiration is quite acidic, and will rust a gun in short order. A rub with the cloth will help things until I'm home.

September 3, 2001, 07:36 AM
I would have to agree with Dave.
Anytime I go shooting or handle a gun, no matter if its a handgun or long gun I have a silicone cloth with me and that holds it over till I get around to cleaning the guns that evening or the next morning.
I went dove hunting the other day and before retiring my 870 to the case I wiped it down with a silicone cloth, a buddy of mine who got me interested in shooting calls me finatical:D OH Well what can I say except my guns are not rusted:) And on a side note my buddy wonders why one of his 870's is rusted..