Boyds stock- I just purchased a thumbhole stock from boyds. The stock was virtual inletted. The stock required a little fitting: trigger gaurd mortise was too shallow. I had to remove some material from the front of the recoil lug recess, where the corers weren't square. I also had to open the barrel channel a bit at the forend. The stock required finish sanding, 120 then 220. I finished the stock with a sealer and six coats of exterior polyeurethane. The stock looks great. The safety is difficult to flip. Why isn't the safety on the damn trigger gaurd /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif? My opinion: This is a very nice stock, requiring little work, and a fantastic value. Acra glass gel- I just bedded the barreled action in above stock. I found the gel easy to use. It mixed well, stayed where I put it, and made very little mess. I also used it to fix a cracked stock on a very cool remington 34. As everything is still setting up, I don't know how the release agent works.... I thought it a bit expensive for the quantity. There is enough for another rifle. I will bed a synthetic stock tomorrow. I will post results.