I like it taylorce1. Recently I decided to paint my Remington 700 because I was tired of the way the stock looked. I was thinking along the same lines that you were, if I messed up, I could redo it. Synthetic is an easy fix.
Anyway, I did not go with a webbed pattern, but for my first time painting a stock, I thought that it turned out okay... But I might have to get you to paint my next rifle for me