HS stocks- barrel diameters?
I'm planning the purchase of a HS stock for my 338-06 on a winchester Mod 70 CRF action. It's a hunter, so I want to use the sporter stock, but as standard this only takes a .65" muzzle diameter barrel. I prefer my rifles with a bit of weight, and would lean more to a 0.75-0.80" muzzle with a 24" fluted barrel.
Does anyone know if i can get material taken out of the forend without compromising the stock strength? If so, what profle barrel can i fit?
Also, as a side question on HS stocks, are the mercury recoil reducers any good?