Re: rain and rifles
People have been hunting and fighting in the rain with wooden stocked rifles ever since there were wooden stocked rifles. I have used one rifle exclusively since 1970 for deer, in rain and snow and sun shine. I have never had a problem with the gun. I had it taken down by a gunsmith a few months ago for the first time for a good cleaning and there was no sign of weather damage. Just use some common sense after your gun gets wet, people have been doing it for hundreds of years.
When you are up to your butt in alligators, it is hard to remember your intent was to drain the swamp. Stay focused!