I must thank a SD member for drawing this to my attention as most know I have been sceptical about the free floating barrel "mantra as I call it" for quite some time. More than a few years in fact and now thanks to the same SD member I find that I am far from alone and amongst the ranks of those who question it are some people involved in serious precision shooting.
The "System" is really no more than an adjustable pressure point. It's adjustable for position not pressure and like some barrel tuners that the Bench Rest crowd have been playing with it "tunes" the barrel harmonics or OBT point so the bullet leaves the muzzle at the best most stationary and stable position.
Now unlike those horrid doughnut barrel tuners that I have seen photos of and unlike the BOSS system which tunes the harmonics in a slightly different way this system is not seen at all once fitted that is apart from the adjusting hole and two small screws holding it in place in the fore stock.
Now having read about it last night. Giving it some thought I wondered if it would fit into a wooden stock. Some reading and searching their site this morning it seems if the fore stock is deep enough yes. Only plastic or foam filled stocks are not adaptable. So it got me thinking.
Now I happen to own a brand new stock for a Parker-Hale M84 cadet rifle now I realise that the M84 is slightly different to the normal P-H Mauser 98 action but as far as I am aware the actual bedding foot print is similar, something I wanted to check, and this new stock is not fully finished in the inletting. So I went to get it to take a few measurements...................................... .......... Ahhh I found a targetised P14/P-17 stock and a horrible single shot target stock for the same P-14/P-17 action that were acquired for a possible project.
However there is no sign of the M84 stock it seems it joined the new No4 Enfield stock set and the spare take off BSA 12/15 stock set and Lee Enfield butts that were taken into custody . This must be the only place where one needs a licence to possess a wooden rifle stock!
OH WELL BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD.
The system looks like an interesting idea and capable of giving quite remarkable results ............................................ that is the claim. Perhaps a bit more digging is required?