MemberSeptember 29, 2019 at 12:36 am1 Bullseye
My new from the factory Tikka T3 Forest looks like it has been oiled but not sealed. No varnish, polyurethane, etc. If the stock gets wet going to and from the stand the wood looks like tits absorbing the water.
Is this normal?
How do others take care of their wood stocks.
MemberSeptember 29, 2019 at 4:41 am19 Bullseyes
I hunted with my Tikka hunter model 30-06 the first season I had it and it rained constantly. The checkering did suffer from the wet.
If I had it to do again I would seal it with polyurethane or linseed oil before exposure.
The damage was like if I had sanded the checkering a bit. Meaning the raised bumps rounded off in my gloved hand.
MemberSeptember 29, 2019 at 6:43 pm1 Bullseye
Glad to know it wasn’t just me. I have Linseed oil from another project that I could use. Was considering using Formby’s paste furniture wax. Any thoughts?
ModeratorSeptember 29, 2019 at 6:51 pm253 Bullseyes
In my opinion if your using wax you’d need to apply it awhile before it gets wet so it got a chance to get into the wood then just a top up just before it go out , , also remember to take the action out of the stock and do the unseen bits
MemberNovember 22, 2019 at 7:47 pm1 Bullseye
Larkin has some great advice on the unseen part of the stock.
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