Didn't want to hijack that thread thus this one. Milanuk sais some good things. Thanks for the post.' And you're not anymore an odd ball than most of the rest of us. Many of the reasons you state is why I build/shape my own stocks. However, I'm afraid, from reading the article that I may actually be forming the stock to compensate for personal short comings in shooting technique. That is surly a bad thing. The point that tweaked my thinking the most was the one about the flat comb. Gonna have to take a look at that. Shooting will start in a week or so. High elevation NM springs are the pits. Two days of 50/60 degree weather. Now two days of snow/mist/snow/more mist. I've been told that summer is the real pits due to something called monsoon season. Rain every afternoon.