It's an attractive piece of wood. I agree with Von Gruff's comment about stability.
If you are really worried about cracking or warping, router a channel under the barrel and epoxy in a length of (scored) drill rod. I've done it on a couple of builds and have never seen any variance.
If everyone uses this rationale, we'd never make a dent in their income.
What about my second question: Are you confronting friends, relatives and neighbors on their support of liberals and the like? This is the really powerful action we can take.
How many here have quit FaceBook, Twitter, etc. and encouraged their family members to do so as well?
Frankly, there's not a lot of impact that we can have on tech giants and liberal politicians except making relationships uncomfortable with the people who support and vote for them.
Does anyone have first-hand experience hunting with Western Colorado Hunting Outfitters? I'm researching for a 2021 or 2022 elk and mule deer hunt.
Please don't send recommendations for other outfitters at this point. I'm only beginning my research. I will certainly ask for recommendations...