I wonder if anyone can help with this.
I am thinking of a Sako 85 as a first rifle and have been wondering whether to get a wooden or synthetic stock. I love the look of the wooden ones but having once knackered the stock on my favourite shotgun I've concluded that I'd probably be better off with synthetic. Ideally I want one that looks as plain and neutral as possible.
Some of the synthetic 85's I've seen have grey grip pads and a plastic slotted recoil reducer at the heel - similar to some of the more modern shotguns. Other synthetic 85's I've seen (including the ones on the Sako website) have black grip pads to match the stock and a plain heel pad. This is more the sort of thing I fancy.
Is the plainer one the more recent version or is there a difference and would I need to specify black grip pads and a plain heel.
Thanks for your help