I have a dust covered Hogue stock for Ruger short actions. It has the aluminum bedding framework. I used it on my Hawkeye for a while and then used it on my Ruger Compact. Nothing wrong with it, other than dusty. It just was heavier than the factory stocks. Come get it, and itís yours. Might even give you a beer. I live near Groesbeck (about 40 miles east of Waco). If nobody wants it, thatís Ok too, but you donít get the Corona.