Hello, Im just looking at getting my first deer stalking rifle as soon as my certificate arrives, I like in the North west and will be stalking Red Roe and Fallow all locally. I have am getting a .308 as it suits my needs best and I seem to shoot well with it. I have been looking at new rifles as I will be able to claim the vat back and it also opens up the price range a little as well, I have looked at the sako A7, Tikka t3 and Sako 85 along with a few others. Please can anyone advise me on getting a wood or synthetic stock, My rifle will be getting wet in all probability as I will be using it year round on the hills on the hind culls and summers not any dryer in the north. I know that wood can swell and possibly cause the stock to touch the barrel a throw off the zero. I seem to shoot better with a heavier rifle as it reduces movement and also absorbs more recoil so was considering going for a t3 hunter or an sako 85 wooden stocked rifle but dont want my rifles accuracy to be affected by swelling stock. The other option may be to to with a T3 lite and go with a heavier over barrel mod to reduce muzzle flip and add weight without making it too muzzle heavy, anyone with any advice/suggestions?