Has anyone had any problems with a wooden stock warping and touching the barrel? If so, how did you overcome the problem?
I have a Steyr-Mannlicher Classic Halfstock in .243. I've had the rifle since April and has only had 25 shots through it. It has always been kept in my cabinet which is in the cupboard under the stairs and therefore the environment is stable with minimum humidity or temperature variations.
Over the summer I've been noticing the fore end of the stock creeping closer to the barrel but up until now it hasn't touched. I got the rifle out this evening and put a till receipt between the barrel and stock at the chamber end. It slides along freely between the stock and barrel until it reaches the fore end where upon it jams and requires tugging to pull it through.
Obviously this may cause problems with accuracy so has anyone got any tips for solving the problem? The wood is fairly slim in that area and not much to play with. Sanding may not be an option because I feel if I take anything off, the wood will continue to warp if I give it more room.