I don't like the stock either. A nice walnut would rock. I have the iron sights/bb gun sights on my lever gun and love em.I'd say Buy it and drop a good laminate or walnut stock on it and shoot it with iron sights! The stock is the only thing I don't like about it, and it is a good stock. But that rifle would look damn good in wood! But I guess if you buy it you can just add a scope. No seriously it is a nice rifle.