Ill try to post this here, hopefully i will get a few more opinions. Im contemplating purchasing a stock from this company(PSE Composites), for my Tikka T3. I recieved some pics of the stock with a sporter barrel, which is what i have. What are your guys thoughts on the large gap between barrel and stock? Pros? Cons? etc.....
If I was spending 600-700 bucks on a stock, it is going to fit a lot better than that. Ya it will work, but that large gap will collect "stuff" during hunting (snow, rain, dirt, pine needles).
The amount of cooling it will allow out ways a good fit to me.
This is all my opinion, just want my barrel and stock to fit better.
This is how the stock was meant to fit, its not shotty work. I understand that fitment like this in the past was a sign of bad workmanship, but that is not the case here. Im just wondering if designing it to fit this way is good/bad/ugly? etc.. As far as collecting stuff, yea probably but all floated barrels do, and this one would be easy to clean. I guess also if one decided to rebarrel he would have a little room to work with.