on the barrel itself instead of the joint where the barrel is pressed or screwed into the barrel pivot block. The "barrel bending tree" also puts pressure on the stock to action connections.
When "barrel bending by tree" it's easy to add snoop and windage, however it won't work to add droop if the barrel is bent too far when adding snoop.
Also, if "barrel bending by tree" be sure to promptly wipe down the barrel with RemOil (or whatever) to remove tannins from the tree bark (especially if the tree is oak) or you may have surface rust on the barrel. LOL.....guess how I learned that!