I would recomend a laminate stock because it has the feel of
wood and add's weight to the butt of the rifle giving it better
balance and also laminates tend to dampen vibrations better
Normaly the reason a rifle has more recoil than it should ,it is
very light or it does not fit the shooter properly.
Also a strait (classic style) stock tends to have more FELT RECOIL
than a monte carlo or raised cheek piece style.
You can buy a good unfinished laminated stock with monte carlo
or rased cheek piece that will position your head higher for better
scope alignment for $100.00 from Boyds or go with a full blown
finished custom stock from AI for $350.00 up with an aluminum
bedding block installed.
I have used both and on my custom rifles
I like to use the AI because
of my 1/2moa or better guaranty, but if the customer wants to do
it himself then a boyds laminate or equal is a good start.
Dont buy a cheap tupper ware stock and wish later that you had bought
a better stock, Stocks are like barrels "you get what you pay for".
Just my 2 cents worth
J E CUSTOM