Just to chime in, I bought one of the March 2019 batch Zeniths. I have a 18 in my serial. Zero finish issues or function problems. Gun looks and runs great. Going to pick up a Z5-P when the next batch comes in.
Which stocks did you go with on your Zeniths?
As for the stock I'm using, I have 3 different stock options for the Z-5RS. A3, A3 type F with 4 positions LOP and the B&T side folder. I like to change it up every once in awhile. PLUS, I do plan to get an OMEGA or POF reverse stretch in the future so having 3 different stocks would help. Currently, I have the A3 stock on my Z-5RS.
As for the Z-5P, I replaced the SB brace to the B&T stock. The Z-5RS also came with the SB brace set up, so bought 2ea B&T stocks at the same time for both the Z-5RS and Z-5P. The B&T stock (IMO) is a lot more comfortable to the cheek compared to the A3 stock.
Last edited by islandfocus2; 06-06-2019 at 03:15 PM.
Who ever painted it wasn't the problem. Looks like your typical chemical reaction to foam resting against it. This of all the vibration against the paint during its travel.