Re: Tikka T3 Stock Replacement
Custom stocks can improve in various areas. Firstly the shape, most factory hunting stocks are designed for open sight cheek weld position. A stock purely designed for scope use will fit much better. Then material, as some have mentioned before composites seem to have the upperhand with carbon fibre being the high end.
These new materials and modern manufacturing methods in stocks can do more for us. Ultra light stocks automatically raise the centre of gravity closer to the line of the bore which in turn improves the way the rifle recoils. If one prefers extra weight this can easily be added very close to the bore line in the sides of the barrel channel and the top of the comb, once again improving the way the rifle recoils. Last season I made myself a remmy 243 with a carbon fibre stock that weighs around 8lb and is almost 100% balanced over the bore line. My 308 isn't far off either, both shoot very pleasant without muzzle flip.