Yea, that makes sense that it would be more flexible with some of the "meat" removed. I wonder if a groove could be cut, install a rod & epoxy bed? Does it come with a pressure point like the others?pepa.zl said:I made an order 1month ago and have a luck, at this time was some on the way from USA to Europe (Czech republic), so I got it last week.. The original synthetic stock is the same like on the other XS7/XL7 models, just the channel for the barrel is made wider.. But when inside is wider and external dimension is the same, i see the edge at the end of the stock very thin and flexible..