I am going hunting for the first time this year. I will be using one of my Mosin's. What do I need to do so the rifle is protected from the elements? I live in Kentucky so it probably will be raining when I am hunting. Do I need to coat the barrel/action/receiver with oil to protect from water damage? Also what about the wood. Would a synthetic stock just for the hunting trip be needed, or should the shellac protect it?
I will be using one of my M38's or maybe a 91/30, depends on which shoot the Brown Bear 203gr SP ammo the best
The synthetic stock I was looking at is: http://www.centerfiresystems.com/STKMOI01.aspx
I will not be adding a scope or changing the bolt handle. I am using iron sights.