Is there any possibility of shortening a 77/357's stock?
The stock of my 77/357 makes it by far the most uncomfortable rifle I own, especially with a scope. It is impossible to get a Weaver 2-7 scope back far enough for good eye relief and even weighing only 5.5 lbs, it feels like a 7 to 8 lb rifle when shouldered. The stock's LOP is too long for my short arms and puts too much of the weight too far forward. It's actually considerably less comfortable to shoulder than an M1 Garand, if you can believe that.
To give you an idea of what works for me, I usually set my AR-15 stocks to two clicks out from fully collapsed. That's about right for me. Another example: the Marlin XT22 youth rifle, which I think has a 12" LOP, works reasonably well for me. It's actually a little short for me, but much nicer than the 13.5" to 13.75" common on most rifles.
I know that Boyd's can make a stock with a custom LOP. I've considered it and while wood is nice, it's also heavier. I'm trying to keep weight to a minimum. I just wanted to ask around to see if there is any option short of that, either aftermarket synthetic or modding the factory stock.