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I noticed after taking the buttstock and forend off my Winchester
that the butt end and insides were not finished with anything
to repel water. It didn't really bother me until hunting this year
on a really wet and sometimes snowy days.

Can anyone give me any advice?

Here is what I found while researching other forums and the like:

1. On an Alaskan forum a few guys stripped their stocks and
painted their stocks with a truck bedliner.....

2. I found a site that sells a kit to put an oil finish on the stock...
(sounds pretty good to me)

3. I found a sight that sells synthetic RamLine (sp?) stocks....
(I am not as hip about this one because I am pretty sure they
are not composite, but probably lighter plastic which may change
the weight and feel of the rifle....) I love how it feels right now.
It is a great shooter, and workhorse for huntin' the woods.

Any comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated....

Thanks
 

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Weatherizing stocks

I use " Helmsman spar polyurethane" to waterproof inside my hunting guns. I mask to keep it off the exterior finish and apply 2 coats. warm it and the stock up good before spraying. Available at any paint store and dishwasher safe (no, I'm not sayin put in the dishwasher, I make knife handles and have seen it) Jim
 

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It's about the best I've found too. I even take the buttplate off my rifles and give it a couple coats.
 

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Follow Diamond Jim's advice. I use a different brand of varnish, McClosky's, and I apply it with a brush, but the results I'm sure are the same.
 

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Perfect.... Thanks for the advice about the "Helmsman spar polyurethane"!!!!!! I'll go pick some up, and get right on it before I rezero my 30/30 for a different hunting ammunition that I will use this year.
 
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