Just got a Model 200 stevens in .25-06, and after all my reading on here I realize that this flimsy thing won't be on the gun for long. Once I buy my range finder I probably will have exhausted my hunting budget for a little bit(plus it is hunting season) so was wondering if anyone has modified the factory stock in any way to improve upon it. Stiffened it up, made it heavier, etc. I was thinking that the area around the barrel was too close to the barrel, so maybe carving/sanding it down some would be good. Just seeing what other have done. I saw a .204 somewhere that had the front of the stock shortened a bunch and cut down to fully float the barrel. Looked pretty sharp and got rid of the flexibility issue.