Id see what the gunsmith can do.
The sides from the safety catch backwards can be shaped to follow the profile of your action.
You'll be amazed what a little bit of shaping plus filler and paint can do.
Have bought a fair few things on here lately.
Dont see there being an issue asking if there is anything to be had off of an item especially when stated ono. Even if not no harm in asking.
I'd expect nothing but the same in return. Its all part of the game.
Just bought a rifle from a fellow...
Yes agree on the box magazine it could get in the way, but only if you are not used to your rifle.
At 16st I don't feel the weight of a rifle like the CTR.
Granted I've only known heavier rifles and appreciate it may be of concern to someone of a lighter nature.
I may just not be ready to go...
Not wanting to argue or go into some of the absurd politics of highland stalking, but a CTR weighs all of 300 grams more than the tikka laminate in stainless, and I'm sure that's not even the varmint barrel.