I put a Boyds laminated stock on my Ruger 77 Mk II all-weather stainless in .300 WM. The action dropped in but the barrel channel was too tight. After I got it in the rifle did not group good (formerly a tack hammer in it's old paddle stock). Took it to Gander's gunsmith and had him "pillar" and "glass" bed the action and "free float" the barrel. It cost around $150 but it now shoots better then any other rifle I've shot and that includes Remingtons, Savages, etc etc. It was worth every dime.