What tips do you have for preparing a wood stocked spring-piston gun so it can perform (and survive) in heavy rain?Is there a best finish to seal the wooden stock? Is a traditional oil finish and wax adequate?Do you take enough tools to the match to disassemble the action after the day's drenching?I am asking in advance, so that I DON'T do something in desperation that I will regret later.Any rain-soaked boingers out there?Thanks,Bob
.......OR you could just sit back and have a beer during inclement weather.
RAIN!?!?!? IN OREGON !?!?!?SSSSSSHocking!
Thanks, Jack and Fred!So, if we were to decide to go polyurethane, that means stripping off the current oil and waxes, si?B
Iíd just leave it alone. Remove the barreled action from the stock and wipe everything dry after the match. Probably spray the barreled action down with ballistol, or maybe some blakemore reel and line magic, afterwards. The blakemore reel and line magic can be sprayed into the cocking slot as well.I also use an outerís trip care gun cloth, which is good for wood. This is what a I wipe my M4 down with in the field as well, so I have a half dozen of them. Seems to keep rust at bay.You donít have to go overboard as long as you perform regular mmaintenance, only extra steps I would take would be removing the stock for a good wipe down and spray, ballistol or blakemore reel/line magic on the metal and wipe and let the stock air out.Edit- Never shot field target. Mostly, just hunt, and plink. But they get wet in the woods for sure!