Shooting times had an article in the last year or so that talked about stippling(sp?) a wood stock with a common nail. The picture they showed in the magazine looked really nice. They used a checkering tool to make a nice defined border. I bet this would work well on a plastic stock as well.
Bullets have well documented performance specifications.
Min Velocity info is available, and describes the performance floor of the bullet... DON'T allow yourself to reference F.P.E. as an accurate descriptor of killing power.. You are smarter than a copy editor, and you understand that you can determine maximum (reliable) effective range by comparing your drop chart to published bullet data....... And, dog-on-it, people like you!