Humidity in Gun Cabinet

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  1. IShootBack

    IShootBack Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have know the best relitive humidity for a high quality and sizeable gun cabinet.

    Figure an assortment of old and new firearms with wood stocks and a few synthetic.

    A friend asked and I do not know the answer.

    Thanks
  2. 22WRF

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    50% would be good, any less would tend to dry out the wood.
    Here in Fl we know our humidity it's 90% today :D
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    IShootBack Well-Known Member

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    50% seems high. Hardwood flooring should be 8% to 11%.????
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    Loooking at some of the mfg of dehumidifiers they seem to recommend between 30 and 40% depending on who's product your looking at
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    A woodworker who is a master at refinishing stocks, told me that 20-30% is about right.
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    I believe that 37 - 40% relative humidity is the norm. Anything lower would dry out a stck, while higher would cause swelling. I have a golden rod in my safe and it stays at 38%. Yes, I use humidity indicater cards in the safe since I am in a business where humidity is a mjor factor in our products.
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