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    Laminated stock

    Is it necessary (or advisable) to seal a laminated stock?.

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    All timber expands when wet, even hardwoods. So sealing is need, but what you use can differ.

    Maybe an oil, but then the laminated timber would shin like they do.

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    I have a full bore target rifle(omark) that is laminated from 5 pieces of what seems to be gum/ausie hardwood and it is just oiled,not sealed in any thing but oil.
    But that is a 5kg stock that doesnt get wet or carried around much
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    I'd say yes. I'd suggest boiled linseed oil, danish or tong oil, or something along those lines that seeps into the wood. Ding or scratch a varnished stock and water will get in and lift it IMHO.
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    I would err on the side of caution personally, as some oils could potentially damage the glue used to hold the laminate together.
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    I have a laminated stock here, it has a few chips in it and when used in the rain water sometimes gets in and you can see swelling. I dont use that stock anymore, have replaced it with a carbon STUG stock. Well worth it, looking at a getting another one when i get a new rifle.

 

 

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