well, this stock was a special order and I know that doesnt matter....I figure if it takes :
-$15 to ship to buyers door.
-$30-$40 for glass bedding kit.
-$30-40 for Limbsaver recoil pad.
-$ Cost for work preformed.
Having the action skim bedded and pillared, Installation of the recoil pad and the barrel channel cut to receive the barrel contour...
I dont know but some folks dont wanna do this work themselves and I felt that it was/is worth the price. It certainly isnt costing anything to sit in the safe and collect dust.