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I've got a number of spare bolts and bolt carrier groups, I usually have them wrapped in a rag and put into plastic storage container. Perhaps I'm over-thinking this but, anybody store their spares differently?

I have a friend who has some serious OCD and he went out, bought poster-tubes, cut them to size to create individual storage containers for each of his BCGs. Of course, they're all appropriately labeled and stored in a similarly well labeled Rubbermaid container with latches. Before this, he had them stored in Otter boxes, yes the waterproof containers you'd put your valuables before a boating/paddling outing.
 
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My spares are kept in the original boxes or tubes they came in. I have a few PSA/tool crafts and they come in a nice round tube.


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Go to the liquor store. Usually high end whiskies and scotches come in the little shooter sizes with the cardboard tubes.
Perfect size.
And after you get done packing them with bolts, you have a relaxing finish.
 
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I've got a number of spare bolts and bolt carrier groups, I usually have them wrapped in a rag and put into plastic storage container. Perhaps I'm over-thinking this but, anybody store their spares differently?


I lube well, wrap in an rag and put in a ziploc bag that goes in a rifle bag, one for each AR.
 
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Maybe get some storage tubes? These are 2" x 8.25".



https://www.amazon.com/Prestig...%2Caps%2C198&sr=8-14




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I store them in my spare uppers it seems. Smile


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They are just sitting in the safe in the plastic bag they arrived in.
Am I doing it wrong??


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They are just sitting in the safe in the plastic bag they arrived in.
Am I doing it wrong??


Nope, ziplock and some CLP for me.


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Stumbled across this and I'm sold.

Ziplock with some G96 in it. Doesn't take much. It solved the problems I had of applying it while in the gun and cycling and excess and all that. It ends up coating everything evenly and in a manner I can't replicate without wasting oil.


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I say this to all of the similar posts. Many systems may work under your conditions. But if you want the system that is proven to work under the most severe conditions, put the parts in a VCI sealed bag. They are cheap, easy to get and effective.


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I store them in my spare uppers it seems. Smile


Or spare complete rifles.

I have found my guns remarkably durable, and haven’t broken anything. For every type of shooting activity I engage in, my method is to have a primary and a spare in case of breakage. So far in 40 years, I haven’t broken anything that resulted in a gun being down for a protracted period of time. And some years, based on my reloading logs ( which don’t encompass factory ammo shot) I have shot as much as 20k a year.
 
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I wrap mine in Cortec paper left over from locomotive air break parts from my old railroad days…never any issues…I still use the same treated paper for my firearm storage today.


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I have a vacuum sealer in my shop.
I vacuum seal ammo, gun parts, and entire guns, if they fit.
Easy and fast to do, able to write on the bags to ID the contents.
The vacuum bags are very tough.
 
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