I have had no problems with the rifle. I went out with Gun Addict last Thursday and shot a Susan B group with it. I don't have rubber or any soft pad on any other rifle I own and it felt "squishy" and was hard to maintain my cheekweld so I made this one.Very Nice !!! Any other problems to date other then the dislike of the rubber butt pad and I understand that is a personal thing? The reason I ask is I was looking at one of the Yugo 76 Sniper rifles but one of the Board members has a problem with the one he purchased and this my be an alternative if the issue he has isn't resolved.