Originally Posted by Hizzie
I would love to finally get back to hunting. For the foreseeable future hogs will be the only thing in my budget. The only stock upgrade I would like to do is swap for the full length pillar bedded stock for a touch more weight.
For my .375 Ruger with Hogue over-molded stock, 2 pillars, I added some lead shot by removing the recoil pad. I put the shot in zip-lock baggies in order to keep track of it. Shoved it in and replaced the recoil pad. I was able to get 2 lbs. in. Did this before the first shot as a prevention against developing a flinch. Removed the weight in stages until all gone. Eventually was able to acquire a high quality lightweight fiberglass stock that I put a mercury recoil reducer in. Final weight is a little less than the Hogue, but has the mercury. Been very happy with the result.
I have (2) Hogue over-molded stocks if anyone is in need. (1) has 2 lbs of shot in it.