Many thanks to all who set up a testing course. Really cold to begin with then just cold but I can definitely see the advantage of a wood stock over the Alutec - my trigger finger got so cold (despite putting a glove on as often as possible) that I couldn't feel the release point a few times. Maybe I should apply a bit of fur on to the stock where I rest my trigger finger .. speaking of which ...
Some of the trees were not playing fair - dumping snow down my neck just as I was about to fire - I wasn't the only one who suffered these cruel jokes from the treetops - ninja squirrels?
Thanks again Bisley and those special few who set up courses on these winter days.