Boys and Girls,not forgetting the Girlyboys and Shim's!
Is it just me ?
Choosing a firearm for me is like visiting a shoe shop ! I walk in, ask the vacant sales assistant (who is usually doing facial pizza impresions) what their largest shoe size is. Inevitably the reply is almost always "Uh, twelve I fink", I say thank you, hand them an oxy10 and leave.
My "gift" is that I have large hands and feet. After reading reviews on this rifle and that, then shortlisting them carefully I just know that as soon as I pick that rifle up (more often than not) my right index finger is going to fit perfectly around the beautifully crafted and contoured front end of the TRIGGER GUARD. The trigger itself sits alone,sulking, wondering what it has done to deserve this treatment from Monkey Man ! Short of fitting a custom stock to all of my rifles, I have to contort my shovels half way down the stock with one or two of my "smaller" fingers bungee jumping in mid air beneath (I now have to fit an extended cap to the base of the pistol grip on most to compensate, even then the comb is normally too far forward for my thumb to fall naturally). So the final choice is usually down to whether it fits my hand or not and whether some DIY is needed. Luckily for me a Sako 85 is near enough to get away with not calling Tommy Walsh. Has anybody else experienced this, or similar, with stock dimensions on modern rifles ?
Eagerly awaiting sensible and abusive replies