GUN AR storage question

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  1. Soybomb

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    I have a safe that is about 30 inches tall. My AR is about 32 inches long with the stock fully collapsed. Am I doing any harm to the AR if I store it in the safe by leaning it sideways on some ammo cans? The only part touching the ammo can is the hand guard. I'm not worried about scratches because I can put some padding around it. I've included a poorly drawn MS paint diagram to help people understand my question.

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    I fail to see the issue here.
     
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    Don't do it. If the angle at which the rifle is stored exceeds 8.3 degrees off vertical, the oil will drain to the "down hill" side, and cause the rifle to explode when it's fired.
     
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    you can do it like that, but you have to rotate it every 8 hours, end over end to keep the oil from draining down the hill side as that looks to be more than 8.3° off vertical. That should keep it from blowing up when fired.
     
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    The important thing is that its parkerized under there
     
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    Holy fuck that's horrible. My eyes. They burn.
     
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    Looks like the rifle is stored in the less-than-ideal position greater than 8.3 degrees...this will cause an oil deficiency in your "uphill" side and cause the rifle to explode upon firing.
     
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    Dude, bad idea, the barrel must stay completely vertical.

    Steel is not a solid as most people would think. It's a liquid in suspended animation, which gives it a solid like feel and appearance. If you lean it like that, over a period of time, your barrel will warp and bend towards the bins you're leaning them against. Early studies show that the steel used in AR barrels creep .000021mm every 5 years, so I wouldn't do that at all. It will throw off your accuracy by I'd estimate, .00034 MOA.

    Plus, the rifling will also seep and settle, and that's how you get keyholing or tumbling bullets.
     
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    I had the exact same problem. Easiest thing to do is lay the safe down on it's back side. Then the rifle simulates the angle it would be in if you were on a hill top sniping down on someone. Mine has functioned perfectly since doing this three yrs ago.





























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    This is even more of a problem since he obviously has a pencil barrel.

    OP= You should probably just break it down and lay it in the bottom of the safe in two pieces.
     
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    perhaps you should prop something under teh front of the safe to lean it in such a way that will cause the gun to be fully vertical, i suggest a phone book, perhaps playboys if you can spare them
     
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    someone should be like "dude, don't post photos of unregistered NFA weapons on a public message board!"
     
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    thats the post that told me he was a troll
     

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