I bought a Savage BMAG .17 WSM skinny barreled rifle as soon as they were for sale. It had some shortcomings but as for squirrel hunting and an occasional varmint, the rifle had some short comings.
Soon to arrive were the free upgrade parts and tools to do away with the shroud above the safety and improve operation. The improvement was easy to install.
The stock, like a lot of Savage factory stocks, are an inch too short for taller folks so I added an inch to the stock by adding a cheap slip over black rubber recoil reducer on the rifle buttstock. The Tupper Ware stock was flimsy at the forearm so I recently bedded the stock and added two 3/16"steel threaded rods in the forearm during the bedding. Accuracy of the rifle varied as to what part the forearm was rested. That serious problem is now rectified.
I then added a Burris 3X-9X scope because the Simmons 6.5X-20X would not adjust enough for close shots.
I quickly discovered there wasn't enough bolt handle clearance so I added a Glades Armory bolt handle and it works great.
The reason I didn't opt for an aftermarket stock is I prefer the light carry ( about 4 1/2 pounds) and the added expense and weight.
When one is well past retirement age, light carry is pretty much a requirement while hunting steep hills and river bluffs.
This is a great place for those of us that are considered rabid squirrel hunters.