I don't know if you've made the final decision on the stock or not yet, but I just got my 264 build back from the smith a few weeks ago. It's bedded in a greybull stock and I have absolutely no complaints. Previously, I had a b&c medalist varmint / tactical stock, and my opinion was weight and width in the fore end were a little too much for a hunting gun. My 264 with the greybull stock, 27" lilja fluted sendero contour, and vxiii LRT 6.5-20x50 weighs in at 10.2 pounds on the bathroom scale. For me, that stock really is the happy medium between lightweight and vertical grip (without the $$$ for the mcmillan). Just my two cents.