Last fall I bought a Ruger American to use as a cheap varmint rifle and chose it over the Savage Axis due to the two piece stock design from savage. I was hoping that Boyds or some other company would come out with a laminate stock for the Ruger but I guessed wrong as they now have one for the Axis. I don't see anyone offering a wood stock for the Ruger anytime soon so I got to thinking about inletting a stock for the Ruger action but have a few concerns I hope to have answered before I start anything. First I know its going to be no easy task but I plan on taking my time and doing as clean of a job as I can. And second I know many will probably respond its not worth the time money and effort but I hate to leave the flimsy stock on it and would rather not sell it and buy an axis or other gun just because it has more aftermarket support. So now to the problem, I'm not sure how many are familiar with the American action and stock but it's and interesting one. Ruger has a metal bedding block that acts as a pillar bedding and fits into slots on the action as opposed to a traditional recoil lug. My fear isn't so much as in the inletting as it is with how to make the stock work with the action. My thought would be to pillar bed the stock and use glass bedding to fill in the slots on the action. Would this suffice to support the action and handle the recoil without adding a recoil lug? I'm guessing this would be why there aren't and aftermarket options. Really I'm just looking for some advice from anyone who has experience with stock making to tell me whether or not I can make a wood stock to work with the action or if it is simply impossible without using a bedding block like Ruger has designed. Any other ideas for how make it work would be greatly appreciated as well.