Originally Posted by FUBAR
just incase , if my new stock does get soaked is it best to leave the action in untill it is dry ie in the airing cubord ? i dont want to get home take the action out rub it all down and find the action wont go back in because the wood has swollen .
Rusty action springs to mind Nick
Take the action out and wipe it down with an oily rag , wipe the stock over with a clean dry cloth and leave it to dry out naturally . Wood will swell when its not sealed and as long as you have used some oil on it , it should be fine .