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Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Northern Berks County, PA
Tikka's are about the only ones I recommend that have injection molded plastic stocks.
Not all synthetic stocks are created equal. Plastic are the worst, but Tikka's pretty much universally shoot well. Other than a Tikka, if I see a mold seam on the stock, I just lost all interest. I'd rather have a wood stock than that. I've dealt with an IM plastic stock. They are great....till they aren't. And when they aren't, they REALLY aren't. It'll make you tear your hair out. I "fixed" one by pillar bedding it, but that was mostly to learn on a stock I was gonna burn anyway. It was no loss to me if I screwed it up.
That particular rifle was put in a McMillan eventually, and I had it rebored from 30-06 to 35 Whelen. It now shoots 1" groups at 200 yards.