I just came back from a week long hunt and alot of it was in the rain. My blued Tikka T3 was well taken care of (before and during the hunt) but it ended up with little spots of rust on the reciever and barrel.
If you have comments on how to prevent this lemme know. I'm still learning and feel free to school me up.
Now for the real question.
After cleaning it up there is no pitting. The receiver cleaned up just fine with no blue issues. The barrell required a good bit more scrubbing and it took out some of the blue on the barrel. I just went ahead and took the blue off for the forward half of the barrel. The metal is in perfect condition but now I have to deal with the finish.
I don't want this thing to be so easily rusted. And since I have to redo the finish it might be a good time to put another type of finish on the whole rifle. I can reblue it at home but it's obviously not going to be as good as a professional. Is there someone in anchorage who does a more weatherproof finish that won't cost more than 150ish bucks that will seal this rifle up better.