I don't remember saying anything about making Valmet tube folders, much less anything about what they might be designed to fit....maybe stamped AK's, maybe Galils, maybe both, who knows? 'Cause I didn't say we were doing them... :wink:
It's not bad at all. It has a plastic coating over the metal tube which helps. It's much more comfortable than the Chinese and Yugoslavian underfolders that I shoot and WAY better than the East German style side folders. It's also more comfortable than the folding VZ58 stocks, not that that is saying much!
I find no difference in groupings whether shooting the left folding tube stock or wood Valmet. The tube has enough diameter to plant your cheek, and I find it plenty comfy. Though, the right folding Valmet tube is set at a different angle (to clear selector when folded?), which doesn't work as well for me. The righty is thinner, too.
Gosh I've never thought the tube folder was uncomfortable. I think they are much more desirable than the wood. I don't know if that's a numbers thing, a cool folding thing, or the " I can fit a cleaning kit and batteries in the tube" thing..