Yes. the front recoil lug is what engages the crossbolt in the oe wood stock. When you install the chote stock on the action you will see a gap of apx 1/4", give or take, between the lug and the stock. This is why the fit is so sloppy. This is how I fixed the problem. The parts you will need is (1) 1/4" Dia. X 12" long drill bit (1) 1/4" Dia. X 6" long drill bit (1) 1/4" Dia. escolater bolt ( looks like a carrage bolt only the head is flat, not convex. They have them at Lowes) (1) acraglass (not gel) kit. #1 with the chote stock installed on the action, take a scribe or punch and mark the location of the cleaning rod hole on to the stock. #2 remove the stock and with the 12 inch long drill bit, drill thru all support pillers front to back. #3 grind the round head of the escolator square to fit into stock. Install bolt into the newly drilled hole in the rear support piller. The head of the bolt is what will engage the the front lug and push the stock back and give a nice tight fit. Install the stock and check the fit, you will probly have to do a bit more shaping of the bolt head for the final fit. Make sure the bolt is far enough out so there is no front to back movement and the fit is snug .#3 Install the 1/4" X 6" drill bit into the front of the stock (fluted end into the stock as if you were drilling a new hole) so that when the stock is installed, it sticks out about 1/8" of a inch passed the stock saddle thru the cleaning rod hole. This takes out all up and down play in the fit of the stock#4 With the drill bit installed in the front and the bolt installed in the rear, fill the channel with acraglass to lock everything in rock tight. It realy is not very hard to do this and only tools needed is a drill and a grinder. Like your self I was ready to trash this stock because of the poor fit and performance but after doing this the stock is by far my favorite and preforms beautifuly. As for using acraglass on syn. stocks, take a sharp punch or scribe and scratch the hell out of the areas you want it to stick to and it works great. Let me know if you have any other questions with this stock project, i will be happy to help.