I've only heard this concern one other time in an early magazine review. It frankly has never bothered me all that much. It certainly would be possible to make it open wider.Why the shallow angle of opening..why not let the upper pivot over further?
You can probably call and talk to Terra about the possibility of getting a longer barrel. It will probably take a while as they probably don't have blanks long enough. I am sure it is possible, it just may take some time.1st question...Why no 20" or longer heavy barrels? Is the 18.5" "enough"? Or is it just all we will get.
Why the shallow angle of opening..why not let the upper pivot over further?