Originally Posted by Huntin Fool
I'm looking at going on a brown bear hunt in Alaska next year. I'm planning on taking the only caliber I own, that I feel 100% confident will do the job; my 30-378 weatherby. The problem is its a custom rifle with a wooden stock. Will this be a problem when I expect it to rain on my most of the time I'm there? Are there any tips or tricks for preparing for this?
If it is a laminate you should not have a problem because of the construction and the resins used
to laminate the wood together.
If it is a fancy wood stock just keep/carry it in a waterproof soft case as much as possible, only
removing it during the hunt/shot.
There are some good canvas soft cases with a shoulder strap for carry, and after a good treatment
of scotch guard are very water resistant.
I have done this many times for fine shotguns and terrible conditions in the marshes with no
problems, and it also protected the wood from nicks and bumps.
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