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fng question on stocks

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I know this topic has been addressed many times, I just can't seem to find the answer I'm looking for. My question is this- I have a new M1A with walnut stock. Yesterday I applied 4 coats of Behr tung oil finish, buffing with an old t-shirt between coats. I did not sand the stock at all, should I have? I was really hope the grain would show more than it has.
Do I just need to add more coats? Right now it has a nice matte finish, but like I said, I'd like to see more grain from the stock.
BTW this is a Boyd's stock.
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steve when woodworking if you stain you will often lightly sand (steel wool or whatever) in between coats. the grain has raised. putting water on it will just speed up the process
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