Help with sticky stock

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I need help in getting this sticky stock cleaned. It’s a Browning Xbolt 280 with that rubbery type stock. I took it to a gun smith to mount the scope and sight it in. Don’t know who done it (wasn’t me cause it wasn’t that way before I took it) got something really sticky all over the stock as you can see in the pictures. How do I get it off without harming the stock? Any help or advice appreciated.
 

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Top Chef
Is that the DuraTouch stuff on that stock ?
 

fishfryer

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I need help in getting this sticky stock cleaned. It’s a Browning Xbolt 280 with that rubbery type stock. I took it to a gun smith to mount the scope and sight it in. Don’t know who done it (wasn’t me cause it wasn’t that way before I took it) got something really sticky all over the stock as you can see in the pictures. How do I get it off without harming the stock? Any help or advice appreciated.
I don’t know what you’re dealing with there, on glue or adhesive I’ve had luck with WD-40 or Goo Gone.
 

killerv

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I watched gunscrubber mess up a browning stock once. Made it a sticky mess. I personally used hoppies blast and shine on a 10/22 receiver and it removed the finish.
 
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What's weird is that I bought this gun new about 7 years ago and I have never had an issue until I brought it home from the gunsmith. Evidently it was wiped down with something.
 
If you can't make any headway with getting the gunsmith to rectify the problem and Browning has had issues in the past with sticky stocks in the past I'd maybe use that to my advantage and see if they'll replace it for free.

Sheesh, that almost makes me sound criminal.
 

rosewood

Senior Member
Some rubber coatings get stick over time. Have had a Bushnell range finder and night vision binoculars do the same. Turned sticky. I was able to clean off the goo with some acetone I think and a lot of rubbing. Since they were way out of warranty, I didn't bother contacting them.

I would try Browning first, if it is a known problem. Maybe they will fix it.

Rosewood
 
Looks like it was cleaned with acetone. As mentioned before anything rubberized will get sticky over time
 
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