It's funny to me how younger guys will get all excited for some AR15 with a bunch of plastic and aluminum hanging off it.
What a bunch of crap. I was selling a gun a few weeks back and the buyer tried to tell me I should come down in price b/c young guys don't like C&R guns.
I really like the Mannlicher stock, but I sort of wish the style was otherwise named. Have faced raised eye brows more than once when professing my love for the "man licker" stock style.
I don't like most of the old guns with mannlicher style stocks though. With the long barrels it isn't too handy and the bulk outweighs the fine lines. On a newer short gun, even one like my `0/22, I like it.