As you all know by now, I'm awaiting delivery of a Howa 1500. I had planned to stick a Wildcat Predator 8 on it, but have read reports that the Wildcat is too heavy for the floating barrel and can cause it to press against the stock (Hogue overmoulded).
The Predator 8 weighs in at 690g according to the spec.
Met a chap the other day who put me on to a guy called Julian Savory who makes moderators. He has quoted me for one at 500g, at a favourable price compared to the Wildcat...
What are your opinions?
Is the Predator heavy for the Howa?
Would you buy an 'unbranded' moderator?