i was just flipping through some catalogs and was looking at all of those super cool 'tactical' stocks and mods for the 10/22, and was on the verge of kicking myself for settling on a remington 597, when i thought, why not custom make a nifty little stock for it instead of buying a prepackaged cookie cutter type thing. i threw the idea at one of my buddies, and he suggested modifiyng a pre-existing stock to fit the 597 receiver. also a good idea. anyone else have a 597 that has had thoughts along these lines? or perhaps any tips on stock fabrication? in "homemade guns and homemade ammo" i believe the author mentions the only stocks worth having are made from hardwood. but in this case, i was thinking more along the lines of polymer.... could possibly use a bunch of epoxy and an injection mold type setup... with a wood or fiberglass mold... but then again the old m1a1s had very successful tactical folding stocks made from wood and metal... have never made a stock from scratch but am looking forward to the challenge. any ideas?