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Old 01-15-2010, 10:46 AM
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Floating Barrel

I'm going to float the barrel on my rifle. Rem 700 .30-06 w/ factory wood stock.

Can anyone recommend what to use to seal it back up after I sand down the areas where it is contacting the barrel? I've done lots of wood working, but never messed with a gun stock. I was just planning on using a good polyurethane, like from min-wax. Does it require anything special, since it's not even visible?
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:29 PM
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Re: Floating Barrel

nothing too special i would get some tru oil and just rub a couple coats into the bare wood by hand so you keep it where u dont have any excess buildup to conflict with your float.
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:35 PM
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Re: Floating Barrel

I did the same to same gun with plastic at end of stock. Stock was beat to hell So I did a quick ruff jub and used couple coats of clear spray paint.
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Re: Floating Barrel

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I did the same to same gun with plastic at end of stock. Stock was beat to hell So I did a quick ruff jub and used couple coats of clear spray paint.
As long as it is coated well enough to keep moisture "completely" out it doesn't matter too much. I've found that epoxy based is usually the most likely to accomplish that.......Rich
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Old 01-15-2010, 03:38 PM
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Re: Floating Barrel

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I did the same to same gun with plastic at end of stock. Stock was beat to hell So I did a quick ruff jub and used couple coats of clear spray paint.
Well, I appreciate the info, but I'm looking for something to topcoat a WOOD stock after floating. Would anyone else recommend paint????

Everyone makes such a big deal about moisture and humidity getting into a wood stock, I'm just trying to seal it off from the environment.

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Old 01-15-2010, 03:43 PM
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Re: Floating Barrel

If it were me, I would use Min Wax sanding sealer to seal the grain. Then get the Helmsman outdoor polyurethane. I have used it to do finish work on out door trim on an all season deck. Works great for keeping water out. If you sand between coats it will finish up real glossy and smooth. Just my .02.

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Old 01-15-2010, 10:48 PM
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I used tung oil. Worked great that stuff penetrates deep into the wood seals it nicely
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