??? Allways thought that light weight was the only advantage that the plastic had?
Just about any stock you get is gonna need some work to get to fit right and work for you so you will be out very little trying to fill the forearm and add a little weight. Dont fool yourself though you aint gonna stiffen it much but usualy enough to work as long as you have a lot of clearance between the stock and barrel. If you get it to work for you thats ideal but if not you have a better idea of what you want in a different stock.
The Russo and Stockade stocks look great and handle better but doubles the cost of the rifle,something to consider when buying a Stevens or tupperware Savage. The good news is if you like to tinker and are not in a hurry cheaper alternatives are out there.