My gunsmith recommended a Monte Carlo style stock for a 308 Norma Mag I am building. It's almost done and it is beautiful. I was told it is very good for hunting as it is quick to the shoulder, good cheek weld and handles recoil. But, I have noted a lot of large bore hunting rifles have a straight comb with a pancake type cheek pad. So what gives? Does one have a functional advantage over the other? Or is it aesthetics?