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Can a Gun Safe be Too Dry?

Can a Gun Safe be Too Dry?

It is so important to make sure that the temperature in your gun safe is just right. You probably already know that it should not be too humid, but did you also know that it should not be too dry? If it gets too dry, this means that your guns and rifles can become too dry and then develop possible corrosion.
 
If you live in a very dry climate or keep a dehumidifier on for too long, this can easily happen. It is important to invest in a device that keeps track of the amount of moisture in your safe to ensure that your valuables are kept in the right environment. Such a device is called a hygrometer. It is also especially important to keep track of this if your safe is kept in a hot environment such as a garage in the summertime. 
Pay attention to how many moisture collecting items or devices you are using. You don’t need to go overboard, as this can make the safe too dry. If you use baking soda or silica gel, plus a dehumidifier, you could be going overboard. That is why it is so important to keep track of the environment in your safe.
 
The gun experts, called the National Rifle Association ( NRA ), propose that the moisture in the gun safe should be at a 30% to 50% level. At the same time, you need to set the temperature in the room, where the safe is, at 70 degrees Fahrenheit to make this possible.. This is the right environment to keep everything safe from becoming too dry and too moist. Keep your safe in a space that is air conditioned so that it does not get too hot. Always keep a dehumidifier in your safe, as well as a hygrometer to ensure that it is not getting too dry. If you follow these instructions, you ensure that your items are safe from becoming too dry or too humid! 

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