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Stock care

May 17 2017 at 12:19 AM
Randy  (Login oldfart338)

Any body use anything special on their beechwood stocks like a certain wax or just a soft clean rag? Thanks.

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Ken Hughes
(Login Kennjr)

This is what I use

May 17 2017, 2:00 PM 

On my wood stock rifles I put several coats of Minwax floor wax, usually brown in color which goes well with normal stain colors on most stocks. I have also used a wax that was developed for the Royal Museum of History that I believe is called Renaissance wax, it' makes a super tough crystal clear coat over the stock. Between times when I handle the guns I use a silicon cloth to wipe down the action and the stock.
This is what has worked for me for many years now, hope it helps.
Ken Hughes

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(Login oldfart338)

Re: This is what I use

May 17 2017, 3:02 PM 

Thanks much! I'll give these a try. It seems to me that these beechwood stocks need a little protection but I was hesitant about what to use. Thanks again.

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Ron Robinson
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Nothing beats Pledge furniture polish. nt

May 17 2017, 3:44 PM 

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May 17 2017, 5:41 PM 


Howard's Feed-N-Wax comes close or maybe even tops it. Its a Wood Polish & Conditioner w/Beeswax and Orange Oil. I get it at Lowe's.

Hope you are going to make it to Heflin,


This message has been edited by FireMarshal on May 17, 2017 5:41 PM

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Ron Robinson
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Thanks Pat

May 17 2017, 11:26 PM 

I'd love to see you guys (and girl) again, but my FT days are largely behind me.

Do plan to shoot Leo's awards match this Sunday though (weather permitting). Hope you guys get decent weather this week-end, but at times like this it's reassuring to have the level of experience running the show that y'all have up yonder.

Shoot 'em up, Amigo.

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(Login AngliaUSA)

If you want the best ....

May 17 2017, 11:21 PM 

I've tried them all and like this the best :


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Frank in Fairfield
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May 23 2017, 9:56 PM 

Boiled Linseed Oil.
Once a day for a week
Once a week for a month.
Once a month for a year.
Once a year for the rest of your life.

A tablespoon of BLO is enough for the entire stock.
Rub it in with your fingers until it dries.
When it feels warm to the touch you are doing it right.

Stay safe

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