I got my girlfriend a used xs7 in 243 and mounted a leupold rifleman 3-9x40 and a boyds walnut stock it sounded good until I relized the stock is way to long she can barely get it shouldered so I was wondering if anybody makes a shorter wood stock
the boyds stock has 13.75" LOP // the marlin XS stock has 13.25" LOP..
did she have a problem with the marlin LOP??
Mine is defective or I would have sold it to you cheap, it came from the factory with unequal pressure on the barrel.
I cut 1 1/4" from my boyd's stock. I installed a Limbsaver recoil pad and 1/8" buttstock spacer. The buttstock saver allows me to do the final adapting the recoil pad to the rifle butt after it has been cut. It requires some grinding and sanding. Grinding can be done with dremmel if no qrinding wheel is available. Of course, sanding finishes the job. A short screw will be needed to brevent the lower screw from hitting the sling stud screw. The lop after job is right about 13" with big comfy recoil pad.
A good gunsmith could do the whole job better than I did and would cost between $50-$100.