I noticed that Boyd’s Gunstocks has the Model 700 Thumbhole Varmint Series of rifle stocks on sale right now.
If you have not seen any of the Boyd’s laminated stocks, they are a thing of beauty.
I love the thumbhole – it really helps transfer some of the recoil of the rifle to the palm of the hand… and they feel very natural when you heft the rifle.
I have a Savage in .308 that I put in one of these stocks a few years ago and it was a perfect “drop in” fit.
I did do quite a bit of bedding work before final installation – but my point is you could have just dropped the action and barrel into the stock, installed the action screws and started shooting.
I have a Savage 7mm-08 that I am going to put into one of their Ross Featherweight Thumbhole stocks this spring and am really looking forward to working on this project.
You are left with what I consider a far more functional rifle when you are done – plus the warmth and beauty of the laminated wood – again, they are a thing of beauty!!
Look them up at www.boydsgunstocks.com and see if you can not find what you want.
Unfortunately, there is no relation (Boyd) but they do make great products and the prices are more than reasonable…