Carbine wood stocks warping ?

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  1. Tracy Redpath

    Tracy Redpath Well-Known Member

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    Do you guys and Women worry at all about taking a full stock rifle into humid environments ( namely Florida ) I'm thinking of taking one there for the winter. 99% of the time it will be in a air conditioned spot. I don't want the gun to be a safe Queen but also dont want the forearm to warp. TIA for any input

     

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    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    Wood warps when it gets too dry. It swells when it absorbs moisture. You are over thinking it. The wood in gunstocks is dried to a stable moisture content. As long as you keep it sealed & avoid letting the wood soak up water there is no reason to fret. The two piece forearm on the Sako Mannlincher also reduces the chances of the full stock causing any issues in this regard & is one of the reason they shoot accurately.
     
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    Thanks I guess I was just overthinking this
     
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    Try underthinking. Give me the mannlicher where there is a friendly and Protective climate. Then enjoy Florida, worry free.
     
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    Valiant attempt Jeffy.
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