Congrats on a very fine rifle, just another example of the quality work being done at AHR. You might want to consider a synthetic exchange stock that they offer, for those inclement weather hunts. Very versatile cartridge choice too. I am very new to the 9.3x62. I have a Sako Black-bear short barreled, synthetic that is very efficient in knocking down big deer at close range in thick forested conditions. Best of hunting with your new rifle.