New CMP "C-stock" report.
I picked one up at the Oklahoma games as a treat since I got a bronze medal, two points off silver, dadgummit.
The hole for the rear guard screw is drilled at the correct angle now (as opposed to the ones made a couple years ago) but it still uses the oversized thin bronze bushing. It also came with a thicker bronze bushing in a baggie that is about the same size as a USGI steel one. The smaller bushing fits in the larger bushing as a slip fit and the screw is a slip fit in the smaller bushing. The enclosed instructions say:
TO PREVENT STOCK DAMAMGE AND MAINTAIN ACCURACY
The trigger guard screws need to be installed as tight as possible. After firing the first five rounds retorque the guard screws, repeat this procedure atfter each addtional five rounds until the trigger guard screws no longer work loose. The loosening is due to the action settling in the new stock.
A supplemental bushing is supplied for variations in trigger guard screws.
STOCK DAMAGE CAN OCCUR IF THE ABOVE STEPS ARE NOT FOLLOWED
The wood is proud of the trigger guard, and the floorplate is flush with the wood. I'd guess 1/8" or so needs to be removed.
With careful assembly I can get some pressure on the end of the barrel, but I don't think it's as much as the 8 - 10 lbs often cited.
The front band hole is ever so slightly off to the point it tips the front band down a little. I may plug and redrill to ensure the band doesn't contact the barrel.
Handguard looks like almost like a WWII profile and it came with the clips.
They still come pre stained dark walnut.
All in all a good buy for $165, even though the wood proud of the bottom metal may bug me to the point I have to put in some serious labor time.
Phillip McGregor (OFC)
"I am neither a fire arms nor a ballistics expert, but I was a combat infantry officer in the Great War, and I absolutely know that the bullet from an infantry rifle has to be able to shoot through things." General Douglas MacArthur