Right between the 2 X's you can see the built in pressure point of the factory Tikka stock. The flex of the plastic stock necesitated the contact point, but it can cause problems when the barrel begins to heat up.
The bottom of the Tikka action is round where the action screws go, but flattened elsewhere on both in front of the magazine and also the tang in the rear.
The Tikka factory stock mirros this configuration of flat and round. The action sits on the flat part.
Now for the B&C stock, my problem is that it is round with no flat spot.It appears to me that only the raised area near the action screws is actually in contact with the stock
. Look at the footprint it left.
Furthermore, because of the way it is made, I don't think it sits down on the recoil bar as far as it should. I'm not convinced the B&C stock is engineered correctly. Any comments are welcome...