I've always owned wood. That's going to change. After tromping around in the woods this year, I've noticed that the finish on the part of the grip where my thumb goes is now worn down on my favorite Rem Model 7. It bumps against the butt of my pistol when I'm carrying the rifle on my right side. I started carrying the pistol cross-draw style late in the season to prevent the problem.
I'm probably going to try and find a composite stock for it now.