I now have 3 LR hunting rifles converted to either Mc Millan A5 or A5 coppies. I LOVE the look. I LOVE the stiffness. I love the accuracy. So, what's the problem?? Well, as an experienced 1000 yard BR shooter, I thought I would like the fact that the bottom of the rear of the stock behind the "hook" was flat like a LR bench gun. When the gun recoils, the gun slides straight back and the muzzle stays on target through recoil and does not rise. Well, for a hunting gun, where the shots are very often somewhat uphill / downhill, target acqusition ( vertical ) is MUCH harder with the A5. Normally I would get a general setup and slide my gun forward/backward to find the target. Now, sliding the A/5 forward/backward does nothing..or at least very little, in the way of vertical adjustment. I finally came to this realization last weekend. We had Three A5's and my 6-47L in a rem V-synthetic stock. It took less than 1/2 the time to cycle through all the steel targets with the Remington stock. We were shooting from my hunting shack, and I have about 15 pieces of steel out to 1500 yards. Just way more screwing around with the A5's trying to find the targets. Anyone else notice the same thing, or is it just me???