Originally Posted by Trever
Well what did you decide
I've talked to a few people and almost all said that, yes, indeed the cheap Rem stock would change POI with wide temperature changes. I really don't like the idea of stepping out of the warm pickup to shoot a coyote and having to aim differently than walking for a mile in 10 degree weather and shooting a coyote. Or calling one up while in 20 degree temps. Plus a trusted gunsmith said that the stock is so cheap that just holding the gun different vs shooting off of sand bags vs off of a shooting rest would change accuracy, consistency and POI. He also said that changing from a stock with pressure ridges to a stock that free floats the barrel should not negatively impact accuracy. If the gun already shoots well, it should continue to shoot well. If it doesn't shoot the best, a new stock might improve accuracy a little, or maybe a lot.
I just have to talk myself into spending the money on a new stock. I'm probably going to get a H-S Precision, Pro-Series 2000 Sporter Stock w Cheekpiece
. HS rep said that I wouldn't even have to bed the stock. I searched the want ads and several guys like the vertical grip. I've never shot a rifle with vertical grip and don't know whether I would like it or not. My other 2 rifles are traditional hunting stocks.