Thanks for the ideas gentlemen. I took the stock off and there is not much material there to cup the stock much. That's not my first choice, though I did it when Dockwiller made me a stock for my trap gun in the late eightes at Redlands. I would shoot it and walk back to the shop and he'd take a little off. We did this until it was perfect,... and it still is. The idea of inleting the head of the stock for cast is intriguing. With the scalloping on the receiver it would take some skill to look right. I have two of these that shoot in the same place so my costs are doubled. The grain on the other is straighter and bending may not be as much of an issue. Not so much in a hurry now. I screwd up my left shoulder Friday hooking up the gooseneck horse trailer. Hopefully not to bad, but enough to get an MRI.