I inherited my Grandpa's 30 year old 10-22. I want to keep it as close to how he left it as possible but still protected for years of use. I cleaned up some rust freckling on the barrel with a Frontier metal cleaning pad and it looks good. Some of the bluing is worn off but I assume that's no big deal as long as I keep it oiled. The gun will probably only be used a couple times a year (until my kids get older) but it will be handled by multiple brothers, friends, and kids during those times. After use, it will be completely cleaned, lightly coated with oil, and then locked away again.
Any comments on the above will be welcomed, but my question is for the stock. The finish is almost completely worn in spots and has many dings and scratches. I don't want to refinish this gun, just keep it protected. Should I rub in something like Tru-oil to protect the bare wood or is there a different finish that would work better for the Ruger?