Yeah, I was going to shorten it on both ends and hollow it out pretty good. It is going on a 6.5, so I don't think there will be a lot of stress. If I pick up a few oz I won't complain, but not lbs. I would rather have something usable than super light.
Don't. Just, don't. Seriously. Ain't a damn thing wrong with either the model 16 or 11 stock. The Boyd's, although a great stock, is no improvement on either & by the time you get the weight down, like mine, it'll look like a plywood ballsack. Believe me, I speak from experience.