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Mitch, free floating barrels are a real big deal in PB competition rifles. All of mine had them. The Barrel does not touch the stock after the breech. This benefits in the fact that if you change your hold any then supposedly the harmonics etc. of the barrel wont be affected. This could be of benefit in PCP and C02 guns. I would think it would really be a PITA in a springer or Gas Piston, due all the extra cocking mechanics, I really don’t see how it could be free floated. Now in an underlever if the cocking arm was not held in place by a latch on the barrel, I could see it being of benefit. I am not an air gun expert, but have loads of PB experience. From what I been reading and experiencing I think barrel harmonics in air guns is a bigger deal than in PB rifles.