I've been hearing rumors of the stocks cracking on the Ruger Guide guns in 375 and 416 Ruger calibers. I decided to beat it to the punch, and installed a synthetic stock on mine today. This is a standard Ruger M77 sythetic stock that sells for $108 on the Brownell's website. I love the way this gun points and feels with this stock! The pistol grip is a bit thinner, and really makes this rifle feel perfect. The only "drawback " is that is shaves about a 1/4 lb off the weight of an already light rifle. Guess I'll have to let you all know how it shoots. Stay tuned!