The Choate stocks are good I HAD one on my Savage .308 M10. What I don't like about them is the feeling. They FEEL plasticy or kinda "tupperwar-ish" and the butt stock is hollow (fixed that with some GREAT STUFF expanding foam) What I can see thats going to be a big hindrance for you is the left handed-ness Stockysstocks has a TON of better options for better prices but they are all right handed models.
Correct its just the finish. It feels more "glockish" as opposed to Hs Precision or Bell & Carlson. Painting it could change the feel of it. Just make very sure you ruff it up some as the factory texture will not let paint adhere to it well (voice of experience.)
Keep in mind I tried to refinish mine with some spray in bed liner.