Since returning to fieldsports I bought a couple of rifles, and a shotgun. I have one to go to complete the set. The .22 is plastic and a nice wee gun. The prohunter.243 is again plastic and a good rifle. The thing is they don't feel right. Bit like a tool rather than a classic. You nizzle into a nice wood stock, Everything feels comfortable and in the right place. It is more than a tool. Probably it is also your pride and joy. Something to be cherished and polished. It certainly is not something to be hosed off with the power washer. The .270 will be wood. No question. But how do you feel? Is practicallity now the key word rather than pride? Do you use wood or plastic by choise? Like in fishing pride is the thing that makes you care for your kit. Strip down clean and put away or sling in the landie till the next outing? Where's my net?