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Old 03-18-2018, 08:09 PM
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Maintenance on new 10/22 wood stock



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Hello

I browsed the forum for something like this but didnīt really find it.

My question is: I just bought a 10/22 with a factory wood stock. The one in the attached image, and I would like to know if/how should I protect the wood.

Where I live is kind of humid and I want to take the rifle out for outdoor shooting. It can risk getting a bit humid. Can or should I apply natural wax to it?

Iīm specially worried about the part of the stock thatīs in contact with the receiver. Since it is not hermetically sealed and the wood looks a bit raw, I would like to make sure it is water proofed in there. Or maybe I should not worry yet.

Any comments / suggestions?

Thanks in advance

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Old 03-18-2018, 09:46 PM
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my favorite protection

for all my wood stocks is Johnsons paste wax in the big yellow can. found mine at home depot. good stuff, I always seal the mag well, barrel channel, under the butt plate, and of course, the complete outside. it gives a low shine, not a high gloss, and is ALL NATURAL.
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:42 PM
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for all my wood stocks is Johnsons paste wax in the big yellow can. found mine at home depot. good stuff, I always seal the mag well, barrel channel, under the butt plate, and of course, the complete outside. it gives a low shine, not a high gloss, and is ALL NATURAL.



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Old 03-18-2018, 11:59 PM
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Thanks a lot!
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Old 03-19-2018, 11:15 AM
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Don't get some powder solvents on the wood. Many will strip the finish/varnish. Trust me.... been there.

Good Luck!
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:11 PM
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It's only birch. The indigenious people often used birch when navigating water ways. Unless your shooting during a downpour, no worries, as humidity won't damage birch. Worry more about bare un-oiled metal in the wood channel.

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It's only birch. The ingenious people often used birch when navigating water ways. Unless your shooting during a downpour, no worries, as humidity won't damage birch. Worry more about bare un-oiled metal in the wood channel.
As everyone already knows the 10/22 is simple as can be to take apart and clean. I agree give a good generous amount of oil and wipe down access to all parts while cleaning.

Just a couple day's ago I was at one of my friends house and over in the corner he had a couple rifles leaned up against the wall. I just had to check them out, because that's what gun people do . I noticed he had not wiped them down in a good while and some surface rust was forming on his Remington .17HMR around the iron sights.

I told him that really bothered me and really I was wanting to take it home and take care of it, but it was not my place.

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Old 03-19-2018, 04:14 PM
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As everyone already knows the 10/22 is simple as can be to take apart and clean. I agree give a good generous amount of oil and wipe down access to all parts while cleaning.

Just a couple day's ago I was at one of my friends house and over in the corner he had a couple rifles leaned up against the wall. I just had to check them out, because that's what gun people do . I noticed he had not wiped them down in a good while and some surface rust was forming on his Remington .17HMR around the iron sights.

I told him that really bothered me and really I was wanting to take it home and take care of it, but it was not my place.

Tony
Actually I've stopped using oil pretty much completely on my 10-22's, after cleaning & degreasing, I coat all receiver innards with Hornady 1-Shot dry lube, only oil I use is on a patch thru the bore for storage. As far as wood stocks & blued steel, I've been using a Hoppes Wax cloth on both for rust resistance & wood protection. Found the silicone & oils on conventional gun wiping cloths seems to evaporate pretty quickly, the wax doesn't. Anything not being used or handled often gets a going over with the wax cloth every couple of months as well as after shooting/cleaning. Think the dry-lubes are excellent in semi-autos.

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It's only birch. The ingenious people often used birch when navigating water ways. [...]
Even less-ingenious people have had some modest success with this method.
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Old 03-23-2018, 05:15 PM
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Another fan of Johnsons Paste Wax.

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Old 03-23-2018, 08:58 PM
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Another fan of Johnsons Paste Wax.

Jim
good stuff, safe, plain and simple, does the job.
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I use Renaissance Wax on my firearms.
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I use Renaissance Wax on my firearms.
+1 on the Renaissance Wax. I use it on both the wood and metal on my firearms.
Does leave fingerprints on wood or metal, helps prevent rust.........
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+1 on the Renaissance Wax. I use it on both the wood and metal on my firearms.
Does leave fingerprints on wood or metal, helps prevent rust.........
Yes, I used it on my new to me Colt Python and polished the whole gun including the grips with Renaissance Wax. The best!
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Old 03-24-2018, 09:12 PM
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From those who know a lot more than me, Renaissance Wax is also excellent.

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