Originally Posted by trebark
Definitely, do not waste your money doing any upgrades to the factory stock. If you just take it off the gun you can probably get about $40 for it in the classified section.
You're better off going the way that bowhunthard did and replace the stock with a B&C, HS etc.
Why cut the brake off? The barrel is already pretty short and the rifle has a reputation for being a tack-driver anyway.
My "circumcised" VTR shoots Nosler 150 grain spitzer tip partitions 1/2 MOA & one of those partitions harvested my buck this fall.
The finished job:
1) action pillar bedded
2) the barrel free floated
3) the ridiculously redundant "Star Wars" muzzle brake
amputated and the muzzle recess crowned 1/4"
4)Timney trigger installed
5) Bushnell Elite 4200 2.5-10x40mm scope installed
I'm not rich like you guys ..........I can't afford to throw a stock away..........if it doesn't work I make it work.