Hi all, A quick question on my rifle. My go to hunting rifle is an old .270win Tikka M695 with a pretty walnut stock which I rebarrelled fairly recently. The one in my avatar to be precise. It shoots great most of the time, printing 1.5" groups with factory softpoint and a little under an inch with homeloads. All good stuff. Bu here's the issue. A fair bit of my hunting is consecutive days on red hinds in Scotland. 5 shots in a day and maybe 20 in the week is not unusual. I have found on 2 occassions now that over the course of the week, and in some cases over the course of a single shooting day, that the stock screws can work themselves loose, leading to zero shift and in some cases missed shots or time consuming re-zeroing. It could also end up in a miss or even worse a wounded animal. Now I shoot the rifle a lot on the range and this is never normally a problem but it really seems to struggle with the combination of moisture, repeated cycles of temp change (wet and cold in the day, warm and drying out overnight) plus the vibrations and impact inherent in repeatd firings and lugging the thing over fairly rough terrain for 7 or so hours a day. I don't really want to switch out the stock, its good wood, I like the aesthetic, plus it shoots, but it's getting to the point that I can't ever be truly sure that when I pull it out of the slip that I have a reliable, working rifle. I check the screw torques before I zero and I try and keep on top of them every morning, but I'd like to explore a slightly more permanent solution. One option might simply be to threadlock the screws, but I'm also toying with the idea of bedding the stock. Does anyone have any thoughts or advice on this, or should I just bite the bullet and get a synthetic stock for these conditions? Thanks for your thoughts, Al.