Replacing the sock, ie... New build stock is fine by me.
If I can make this a better gun in the sence of putting a longer,heavier Barrel on it, than I'll build a stock for it.
One of the things I like to do (Wood Working).
I just need to find out how the Barrel attaches to the receiver on this Gun, to know that I can have a barrel made.
I know in the long run that I'll have all the money into it, as if I bought a higher dollar gun in the first place.
But this gives me a start to deer hunt here in Michigan again this year, then work throughout the winter to make it what I want to end up with.
I thank you all for your thought, knowing I don't need anything longer than a 26' Barrel narrows that down for me,