never had any issues with cracked stocks or handguards..
It's accurate as hell, I mean Last november we have a pumpkin shoot, well well put tanerite packs in them, this rifle was the only one that could hit the pumpkins at 100 yards with iron sights. the muzzle flash is epic, and every time I bring it to the range everyone wants to shoot it. it looks bad ass is another.
Here is a picture if the receiver marks.
Here are the Pumpkin shoot pics
Exploding Pumpkin !
SVT 40 in action with bayonet mounted
My stack I bring to the range..