Stock choices are very personal for the shooter - butt stock length and width, over-all length, weight, comb, fore end width, grip, Monte Carlo, cheek piece, color, material, etc. For example, I really like the beauty of a fine walnut stock, especially feathered crotch. Google feathered crotch walnut. However, I prefer a synthetic stock for hunting if there is risk of damage to an expensive wood stock. Synthetic stocks aren't necessarily cheap but they are less vulnerable to damage from hunting conditions (weather, terrain, horses, back packs, etc.). H.S. Precision has a nice variety of rifle stocks.
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