Just picked up my savage 12fv and was wondering what types of improvements to the factory stock can be made. I think it is dual pillar bedded which should be good, but i was wondering about the barrel channel it looks like it is touching the barrel. Should i attempt to fix these minor details or buy a aftermarket stock. If I widen the channel will that help accuracy! Or if I buy a new stock what do you recommend: money is a factor like it keep $150 or below! Once again thanks for helping the newbie, Everybody has been more than helpful!!!! P.s. any tips on widening the channel?