So when ordering a stock for a tikka action, would i just tell them to inlet it for what ever bottom metal I plan to use or do they need to have it?
It helps but isn't totally necessary because its never a perfect fit and generally requires some fitting, and can be done when you have the stock glass and pillar bedded.
I have used nearly all of them and I believe Surgeon bottom metal to be the best for fit and finish. That's not to say that Seekins Badgers, and the others are lesser,,,, they are all the top 1% but Surgeon is 1, Badger 1a and Seekins 1b.
CDI, PTG and the other are good quality and will function well