Friends, I am finally just about ready to pull the trigger on a rifle for Buffs and have a few questions for those who have been there. I am trying to decide between a .458 Win and a .375 H&H but am leaning toward the .458 with a good recoil pad and a recoil reducer in the stock. Now for the question that I have, has anyone used or seen used a laminate wood thumbhole stock on these heavy hitters? I have fired guns from the .22 LR to a .338 Win with this style stock and also 12 Gauge slug guns and .50 cal inline muzzleloaders shooting 150 grn of powder with a 300 grn tip. I mention this only to show that I have used these stocks more than once or twice. I have become accustomed to the fit and feel of this style stock and am wondering if it would be a mistake to drop a heavy hitting rifle into it for any reason. Did any company ever sell a rifle like this? Any opinions would be appreciated, Thank You.